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A Publication of the National Golf Foundation

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

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Interview: Pinehurst Resort President Tom Pashley

Pinehurst President Tom Pashley on golf travel’s rebound, the opportunity that exists for golf, and positive change – both throughout the game and at Pinehurst.

5 min read

Q&A: Golf Channel Host David Feherty

One of golf’s most entertaining personalities, David Feherty is entering the 10th year as the host of his Emmy-nominated and self-titled original series on Golf Channel, a program that spans the worlds of sports, entertainment and politics. In this NGF Q&A, the script is flipped as the interviewer becomes the interviewee.

8 min read

Q&A: Golfballs.com Founder and CEO Tom Cox

Over the past 25 years, Tom Cox has grown Golfballs.com from a startup that sold used golf balls found in lakes to a world leader in the online sale of customized golf products – most notably, new golf balls. Golfballs.com now exceeds $33 million in annual sales, with 80% of its business customized in some way.

5 min read

Q&A: Club Champion Co-Founder Nick Sherburne

Nick Sherburne, one of the co-founders of Club Champion, sits down for a Q&A on how club-fitting has evolved, the success and growth of Club Champion, relationships with OEMs, and the future of golf retail. 

8 min read

Q&A: PGA TOUR Superstore President & CEO Dick Sullivan

PGA TOUR Superstore President Dick Sullivan is the first executive from the golf retail side of the industry to ever serve as chairman of the NGF’s Board of Directors. In an in-depth Q&A, Sullivan talks about Superstore’s momentum and growth, the evolution of golf retail, the impact of Amazon and EBay on golf, and challenges facing the golf industry.

6 min read

Q&A: Discovery Golf President Alex Kaplan

Discovery Golf President Alex Kaplan talks about the company’s major push into the golf media world, from GolfTV and a partnership with Tiger Woods to the recent acquisition of Golf Digest. Read about Discovery’s big-picture view on golf, long-range vision and aspirations to deliver content, particularly digital, to avid golf fans around the world.

5 min read

Callaway President and CEO Chip Brewer

Callaway President Chip Brewer talks about the future of golf club design, connecting with consumers through social media marketing, pricing in the premium equipment market, and Callaway’s diversification and evolution into an active lifestyle company.

5 min read

Mike McCarley – President, GOLF, NBC Sports Group

Mike McCarley, who oversees all of NBC Sports’ golf-related businesses and content, talks about golf ratings, the impact of Tiger Woods’ return on television and the game overall, the future of streaming golf coverage, and the public appetite for the sport.

5 min read

David Pillsbury – ClubCorp CEO

ClubCorp CEO David Pillsbury talks with the NGF about the company’s growth, non-traditional forms of golf and the future of the industry.

5 min read

Mike Whan – LPGA Commissioner

LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan talks with the NGF about his tour’s trajectory, inspiration and business advice, his first job in golf and his outlook for the golf industry overall.

6 min read