Local and diverse suppliers can register through Sept. 15 for opportunities across 18 categories for the PGA Championship, KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship and KPMG Women’s PGA Championship
FRISCO, Texas – The PGA of America has launched PGA VendorMatch and is seeking local and diverse-owned businesses to provide products and services in support of the following PGA of America events:
● 2023 PGA Championship – Oak Hill Country Club – Rochester, N.Y. (May 15-21, 2023)
● 2023 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship – PGA Frisco – Frisco, Texas (May 24-28, 2023)
● 2023 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship – Baltusrol Golf Club – Springfield, N.J. (June 21-25, 2023)
Minority-, women-, LGBT-, disabled-, Veteran-, service disabled Veteran- and locally owned businesses are invited to participate in PGA VendorMatch. Companies can register through Sept. 15, 2022, at PGAVendorInclusion.org to potentially meet with the PGA’s larger suppliers for procurement opportunities leading up to and during any of the three Championships.
The $84.1 billion golf industry produces approximately $26 billion in total travel expenditures, with major golf championships generating a significant amount of tourism and entertainment spending in their host regions. PGA VendorMatch emphasizes the PGA’s commitment to positively impact the economies and communities of championship host cities and their surrounding areas through the business of golf.
“We are actively seeking suppliers in New York, New Jersey, Texas and the surrounding areas to engage in PGA VendorMatch,” said PGA of America Chief People Officer Sandy Cross. “Diverse-owned suppliers have provided unique products and services that elevate our Championship operations and the customer experience. We desire to continually increase the engagement of diverse-owned businesses in our championship operations which helps drive local hiring and transformation of the local economy.”
A variety of goods and services are needed, such as catering, lodging, florals, food and beverage products, and staffing. Visit PGAVendorInclusion.org for a full list of needs and to register.
PGA VendorMatch registrants receive instant access to the broader golf industry, including major governing associations via the diverse supplier portal and database VRA Connect, which is hosted by the Vendor Resources Administration. Utilization of the database is part of the industry’s “Make Golf Your Thing” movement toward greater diversity, equity and inclusion, and to ensure golf is open to everyone.
All PGA VendorMatch registrations must be received by Sept. 15, 2022.
About the PGA of America
The PGA of America is one of the world’s largest sports organizations, composed of nearly 28,000 PGA Professionals who work daily to grow interest and inclusion in the game of golf. For more information about the PGA of America, visit PGA.com and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
About Make Golf Your Thing
A multi-faceted, multi-year movement, Make Golf Your Thing is a collaborative effort across the industry to invite more people from all backgrounds to golf. Six cross-industry work groups are committed to making the sport more diverse, equitable and inclusive, with a specific focus on: education & skill development, talent acquisition, procurement, human resources, youth & adult player development, and marketing/communications. For more, visit www.makegolfyourthing.org.
Michael Abramowitz, PGA of America, email@example.com, 561-389-4647