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NGF announces leadership changes ahead of 2024

By |  November 28, 2023 0 Comments
Joe Beditz (left) and Greg Nathan. (Photo: National Golf Foundation)

Joe Beditz (left) and Greg Nathan. (Photo: National Golf Foundation)

The National Golf Foundation (NGF) recently announced a leadership change set for Jan. 1, 2024.

Joe Beditz will serve as the foundation’s new executive chairman, and Greg Nathan, who assumed the title of president earlier in 2023, will become CEO.  The NGF board of directors recently approved the moves.

“Joe has the longest leadership tenure in the organization’s history and has earned the respect of the dozens of industry leaders who have over the years served beside him on the NGF board of directors. We are very glad he’ll continue to work closely with the board and Greg on our strategic plans and programs at NGF,” said NGF Chairman and president/CEO of golf equipment manufacturer Ping, John K. Solheim.

As CEO, Nathan will assume responsibility for the overall management of NGF, the trade organization for every golf-related business. Beditz has held the role of president and CEO at NGF since 1989.

“After 35 years as CEO and 40 years in all with NGF, I thought it would be a good time to pass the baton and step away from the day-to-day operations while continuing to help the organization transition to the next generation of leadership. I am very proud and confident in the team at NGF, and Greg is well prepared to take on his new responsibilities.”

Nathan joined the NGF in 2007 as vice president following seven years with Golf Magazine/Golf.com, preceded by various positions in the N.Y. advertising business. After serving as CBO in recent years, Nathan was promoted to President and COO in June.

“I couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to build on NGF’s legacy of leadership,” Nathan said. “Joe has been a fantastic steward of the company and I’m grateful for his mentorship. Our team is dedicated to enhancing NGF’s capabilities to help the industry and the companies that operate in this amazing business.”

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