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Perfect Golf Event Joins National Golf Foundation As Executive Member
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (May 22, 2018) – Perfect Golf Event (www.perfectgolfevent.com ), a Signature Group-affiliated company, has joined the National Golf Foundation as an Executive Member. The relationship places the charity golf event web platform among a group of leading golf companies from all business segments who engage with NGF at the highest membership level.
As an Executive Member, Signature Group will have deeper access to NGF’s golf industry intelligence, sales/marketing databases and “on-call” service that golf’s leading brands and organizations utilize.
The NGF’s release last week of the 2018 Golf Industry Report provided statistics to show that charitable golf tournaments are an important vehicle for charitable giving. Local, regional and national events accounted for the great majority of the $3.9 billion in annual fundraising. That includes an average figure of $26,400 raised at more than 142,000 charitable events hosted by 84 percent of U.S. golf facilities.
“Perfect Golf Event was started in 2014 by Signature Group because there was a great need for an organizational tool designed to assist a large and continually growing segment of the golf event landscape,” said Bruce Lucker, CEO of Perfect Golf Event and Signature Group. “The National Golf Foundation’s recent report indicated that nearly every golf course in the United States has a charitable golf event of some magnitude. Much like the NGF, Perfect Golf Event aims to support those who wish to make our game even better.
“Our two companies are delighted to further a long-standing relationship with such an esteemed and trusted organization as the NGF and its all-star lineup of members.”
Perfect Golf Event offers a simple, variable solution to the growing need for an organizational tool to plan non-profit and corporate golf events. The all-consuming, organizational website, www.perfectgolfevent.com, provides economical, one-stop shopping to organizations searching for guidance in planning their event and raising more money for the cause. Perfect Golf Events conducts thousands of events annually. Lucker serves as CEO and Josh LeMaster as CFO.
"NGF has worked with Bruce, Josh and the Signature Group for many years,” said Greg Nathan, the NGF’s Chief Business Officer. “They have proven to be invaluable advisors and advocates for clients in several different sectors. Those who work with Signature Group get a true partner totally dedicated to their success. We’re proud to have Signature Group and Perfect Golf Event included in NGF’s Executive Member family.”
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GOLFZON, Lee Make Big Impression at Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club Charitable Event
LOS ANGELES, CA, USA – (Aug. 16, 2016) Technology and charity shared the stage on Monday at the Roy W. Roberts II Watts/Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club. But it was the everlasting smiles on the faces of young children that won the day.
GOLFZON provided a state-of-the-art simulator and brought in Los Angeles native and LPGA star Alison Lee, a GOLFZON Ambassador, for Monday’s presentation. Lee joined NBA All-Star guard Chris Paul and PGA Tour golfer Gary Woodland at the Boys & Girls Club as the simulator was placed in the Dance Studio and new CDW technology was offered in the Technology Room.
“I wouldn’t have gotten a chance to meet people like Chris Paul or Gary Woodland or a chance to be more influential toward kids without golf,” said Lee, who lives in Los Angeles and is completing a degree in Communications at UCLA while playing on the LPGA. “That’s what makes this sport so special to me. And then to attend an event like this where the kids have the opportunity to be introduced to golf on the GOLFZON simulator. That is so cool. And the kids were amazing. That made my day.”
Monday was the first day of school for many of the approximate 100 Boys & Girls Club children who came to the inner-city Los Angeles site in early afternoon. What awaited was a surprise visit by Paul, whose Chris Paul Family Foundation provided the first new technology for the facility last year in concert with CDW’s Tech Fore! Kids and followed up with the upgrades this week.
Lee, Paul and Woodland interacted with the kids in golf and basketball games in the gymnasium and transitioned to the GOLFZON simulator in the adjacent Dance Studio. The children stood in line for a chance to talk with the stars and to try their hand at the golf games, provided by The First Tee, and simulator.
Paul has experienced the GOLFZON simulator before but it was the first time for Woodland.
“This simulator makes it feel like you’re actually on a golf course,” Paul said. “And I’m a golf nut, so working on my game on the simulator takes it another level and can only make me better. Watching these kids – most of them holding a golf club for the first time – makes it very worthwhile for me.”
“This technology is amazing,” Woodland, a CDW Ambassador, said after testing the simulator. “More and more, technology is providing ways for golfers to learn the game and for PGA Tour pros to learn about being successful. And now these kids are able to learn the sport here. I was glad to be a part of that.”
CDW, a leading provider of technology solutions and services, installed the technology upgrades that included Lenovo tablets and notebooks to support administrative tasks as well as after-school programming for local youth – everything from mentorship and tutoring to career preparedness and the arts.
The state-of-the-art GOLFZON GDR golf simulator will remain in place in the Dance Studio as Boys & Girls Club employees were tutored on how to instruct the children in their club on the fundamentals of the game and simulator operations.
“GOLFZON is proud to offer this simulator to the Boys & Girls Club here in Los Angeles,” said Tommy Lim, the Senior Vice President of GOLFZON, who was in attendance. “GOLFZON offers the opportunity to introduce golf, technology and math and science all together in one simulator. Watching these children play for the first time gives us a reason to be motivated to introduce GOLFZON simulators and golf to more people.”
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