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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

Questions, Answers and Insights for Everyone Interested in the Business of Golf

NGF New Members – October 2020

by National Golf Foundation

November 2020

The NGF is excited to welcome the newest members of our community, a diverse group that spans all sectors of the golf industry.

These businesses and individuals share our common vision of being the most well-informed advocates for the growth of the game. Their membership, like many others, helps to underwrite the many research projects, publications and initiatives that NGF produces and undertakes on behalf of golf. Welcome!

FACILITY MEMBERS

Willow Point Golf & Country Club 

Willow Point Golf & Country Club is a members-only private club in central Alabama that features an 18-hole championship course on a peninsula completely surrounded by Lake Martin. All 18 holes, which were renovated by the architectural firm of Hurdzan/Fry in 2003, have a view of the lake and are accented by native grasses and stone work bordering the waterfront. In addition to a pool and white sand beach, there’s a state-of-the-art fitness center and tennis center on property along with a 12-room lodge and recently-renovated 4-bedroom villas for member use.

BUSINESS MEMBERS

Golf Avenue

Started in 2006 by a pair of young college students as an eBay retailer, Golf Avenue is now one of the biggest online retailers of pre-owned and new golf equipment, selling through a variety of platforms worldwide. Golf Avenue has more than 50,000 golf clubs on hand at all times, ensuring golfers can find the perfect club at the best price. The company accepts trade-ins that go through a long process (cleaning, quality control, authenticity and documentation) before being put up for sale.

Mainsail Partners

Mainsail Partners is a San Francisco-based growth equity firm that invests exclusively in fast-growing, bootstrapped software companies. The firm has raised over $1.2 billion and invested in more than 50 growing companies since 2003. Mainsail prioritizes investments in B2B software companies with compelling business models in growing markets. Their approach to driving value creation is anchored in a dedicated Operations Team that is purpose-built to help founders scale their businesses and accelerate growth. These women and men include former software company operators who leverage real-world experience, well-established best practices, and a true partnership ethos to support management teams.

Private Club Consulting Group

Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, Private Club Consulting Group provides consulting services to private membership clubs, country clubs and Business/Athletic clubs. Their services include strategic club assessments, membership programming, contract membership sales, new ownership transition ma

nagement, management alternatives, member engagement and strategic planning, business strategies, and more.

Trojan Battery Sales

Headquartered in Santa Fe Springs, California, Trojan Battery Company has become the world’s leading manufacturer of deep-cycle Solar and Motive batteries. With a broad range of energy storage solutions that including deep-cycle flooded, AGM, Gel and lithium batteries. Trojan has shaped the world of deep-cycle battery technology with close to 100 years of battery manufacturing experience and invented the golf car battery for the Autoette vehicle in 1952.

 

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National Golf Foundation

The National Golf Foundation is a community of individuals and golf businesses committed to being the most well-informed advocates for the growth of the industry. With the world’s largest research team dedicated to golf, NGF provides members with the most accurate and objective insights on the game. We help golf businesses better understand their market and grow their businesses. The NGF is the only association for everyone in golf, and we advocate for growth by educating and connecting our members.

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The National Golf Foundation is a community of individuals and golf businesses committed to being the most well-informed advocates for the growth of the industry.

With the world’s largest research team dedicated to golf, NGF provides members with the most accurate and objective insights on the game. We help golf businesses better understand their market and grow their businesses. The NGF is the only association for everyone in golf, and we advocate for growth by educating and connecting our members.

Thousands of members throughout the golf community continue to support NGF initiatives and have privileged access to a catalog of NGF research reports, including the Golf Industry Report, as well as more in-depth individual studies on golf participation and facilities.

Readers who enjoy and benefit from the NGF’s unique research, data and perspective are encouraged to consider a variety of membership options and levels starting at $250 annually for a golf facility and $550 a year for a golf business.

If interested, please contact Sandi at swilliams@ngf.org or 561-354-1617.