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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

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

Q&A

Q&A – NGF Symposium Edition

As many of the golf industry’s leaders and top executives gathered in Dallas earlier this month for the NGF’s annual Business Symposium, The Q took the opportunity to ask a few attendees two questions — one about the game and the second about their business experiences.

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VIDEO: Teed Up With… Toro’s Bill Brown

Bill Brown, Group Vice President for The Toro Company, talks about his time in the golf industry, challenges for course operators and advancements in turfcare technology.

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James Ledford – Golf Pride, President

Ledford talks about his time in the golf industry, Golf Pride’s history, evolution and approach, and the construction of the company’s new corporate headquarters in Pinehurst.

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Teed Up With… David Abeles

David Abeles, CEO of TaylorMade, talks about his time in the golf industry, the state of the equipment market and serving on the NGF’s Board of Directors.

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John Ashworth – Linksoul, Founder and President

Ashworth discusses the philosophy of Linksoul, his career influences, the trend toward lifestyle apparel in golf, the future of the golf industry, and giving back to the sport.

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Bob Parsons – PXG, Founder

Parsons discusses his transition from a golf devotee to a business owner, the expansion of his private club in Arizona, and the potential in the high-end equipment market.

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Mike Zisman – Golf Genius President and CEO

Zisman talks with NGF about Golf Genius’s popular software, its innovation, its benefits to the golf community, and the way it combines technology with tradition.

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Tim Clarke – Wilson Golf, President

Clarke talks with NGF about Wilson’s innovations, how the golf equipment industry continues to evolve, and how crowd-sourcing and a TV show brought a new driver to the marketplace.

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Jeff Lienhart – adidas Golf, President

Lienhart talks with the NGF about the most significant changes for the company since parting ways with TaylorMade, the brand’s approach to design, and adidas’ place in the golf industry, its direction and what the future may hold.

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Sal Syed – Arccos Golf, CEO

Syed discusses Arccos’s shot tracking and analytics platform, participation in the golf industry and the role of technology in the sport.

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