The PGA of America has selected 10 PGA Members for its 2022-’23 PGA LEAD, the program’s seventh cohort.
Established in 2016, PGA LEAD is the Association’s leadership development program, created to identify, mentor and develop PGA Members from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds into volunteer leadership positions within Association governance.
Through PGA LEAD, PGA Members are prepared for those positions at the Chapter, Section and National levels. PGA LEAD also helps PGA Members who have a desire to serve and make an impact on nonprofit boards within the communities where they work and live.
This dynamic two-year leadership development program reinforces the PGA of America’s commitment to create a game, workforce and industry supply chain that better mirrors America’s demographics.
Since PGA LEAD’s inception, there have been three Section President’s, one Section Vice President, two Section Secretaries, 16 Section Board Members elected or appointed, 16 Chapter Board Members elected or appointed, as well as 19 PGA LEAD participants selected to serve on National committees.
“We are delighted to see PGA LEAD alumni continue to develop into volunteer leadership positions at the Chapter, Section and National levels of the PGA of America, truly validating the program’s impact,” said PGA President Jim Richerson. “Developing a vast array of talent is vital to the growth of our Association and the game overall, and we will continue to take meaningful steps to support programs and initiatives that are as successful as PGA LEAD.”
PGA LEAD is a complement to PGA WORKS – a strategic initiative designed to diversify the golf industry’s workforce, providing an inclusive pathway through fellowships, internships, scholarships, career exploration days, competitive playing opportunities, emerging leaders programs, talent acquisition practices and recruiting initiatives.
2022-2023 PGA LEAD Class Members
Carly Peters, PGA – Quaker Ridge Golf Club
St. James, New York (Metropolitan New York PGA Section)
Mike Armes, PGA – Pinnacle Country Club
Davenport, Iowa (Iowa PGA Section)
Sarah Pravecek, PGA – Wilderness Ridge Country Club
Omaha, Nebraska (Nebraska PGA Section)
Amberlynn Dorsey, PGA – Players Tour
Dana Point, California (Southern California PGA Section)
Nikki Prichard, PGA – Arrowood Golf Course
Santa Clara, California (Southern California PGA Section)
Nicholas Knee, PGA – Sandia Golf Club
Albuquerque, New Mexico (Sun Country PGA Section)
Clay Myers II, PGA – The Clubs at Prestonwood Hills
Dallas, Texas (Northern Texas PGA Section)
Cody Sinkler, PGA – The Club at Quail Ridge
Three Rivers, Minnesota (South Florida PGA Section)
Chas Holmes, PGA – Yakima Country Club
Yakima, Washington (Pacific Northwest PGA Section)
Jennifer Parker, PGA – Coquille Valley Elks Golf Club
Menifee, California (Pacific Northwest PGA Section)