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The PGA of America’s commitment to achieving greater diversity in participation in the game and business of golf is a component of the Association’s strategic and annual business plans. Scholarship programs introduce young people of color to the golf profession, Play Golf America Days in minority communities and successful supplier diversity initiatives provide minority and women owned businesses access to the $76 billion golf industry. The PGA of America is proud to be a leader of diversity and inclusion in the golf industry through our workforce, supplier, member and player programs.

Press Releases

January 6, 2011 – Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, National Golf Course Owners Association and World Golf Foundation Partner with Golf Industry Supplier Diversity Initiative
The PGA of America announced today that several leading golf organizations, including the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA), National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) and World Golf Foundation (WGF) have partnered with The PGA in support of the Golf Industry Supplier Diversity Initiative. These organizations join the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) which announced a partnership with the Initiative earlier in 2010.

January 2010 – PGA of America to Report Update on Golf Industry Supplier Diversity Initiative at 57th PGA Merchandise Show
As the game’s most influential leaders gather for the 57th PGA Merchandise Show, The PGA of America will provide an update and encourage these leaders to support the Golf Industry Supplier Diversity Initiative.

January 28, 2009 – PGA Of America Launches Golf Industry Supplier Diversity Web Site
The PGA of America and National Diversity Solutions (NDS), a Lexington, Ky. based certified minority-owned business, have launched a new Web site for the Golf Industry Supplier Diversity Initiative. This initiative is a qualification program created to infuse diversity into the golf industry, providing buyers within the golf industry the confidence necessary to develop long-term strategic business relationships with these suppliers.


August 26, 2008 – PGA Of America to Conduct Second Annual Golf Supplier Diversity Forum; Teams With National Diversity Solutions To Support Supplier Diversity Initiative
The PGA of America will host the second annual Golf Supplier Diversity Forum during the 56th PGA Merchandise Show, Jan. 29-31, 2009, in Orlando, Fla. The inaugural event was facilitated by National Diversity Solutions (NDS), a Lexington, Kentucky-based certified minority owned business, to expand their Golf Industry Supplier Diversity Initiative.

July 24, 2008 – National Diversity Solutions Retained By The PGA Of America
National Diversity Solutions, LLC (NDS), a Lexington, Kentucky-based certified minority owned business, announced today that it has been retained by The PGA of America to facilitate their Golf Industry Supplier Diversity Initiative.

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