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Joe Beditz

Joe Beditz, Ph.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer
National Golf Foundation

National Golf Foundation

Joe Beditz joined the NGF in 1984, and has served as the organization's President and Chief Executive since 1989. He is widely recognized as a leading expert on the business of golf, and under his leadership the NGF, founded in 1936, has become one of the foremost golf market research and consulting organizations in the world.

As President, he has served on the NGF's board of directors alongside some of the most influential golf business leaders of our time. He has conducted consumer and market studies on virtually every segment of the game and business of golf, and serves as a strategic consultant to the CEO's of many of the industry's leading companies.

As an author, he has published a myriad of studies and reports on the state of the game and business of golf, and as a speaker he is frequently asked to provide insights and information on consumer and economic trends affecting the future of golf.

He is a graduate of the University of North Dakota, and holds a Ph.D. from Florida State University. Dr. Beditz serves on several boards and committees, including the (Jack and Barbara) Nicklaus Children's Healthcare Charities and the NCA Foundation.

He is a member of McArthur Golf Club in Hobe Sound, FL, and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, where he says he plays golf in spite of his ability, not because of it.

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