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May 21, 2009

Executive Team Has Over 225 Years Experience in the Club Industry

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – Pete Davison, President and CEO of SAGE Golf Group Worldwide has announced the addition of Bill Reid and Sandy Davison to the executive team.  Bill Reid joined the team as a Senior Consultant for Business Development and Sandy Davison joined SAGE as the Director of Golf Operations.

“SAGE Golf Group Worldwide is extremely pleased to add Bill Reid and Sandy Davison to our executive team,” said Pete Davison.  “They bring another 50 years of experience and expertise in upscale golf and club development and operations to our team.”

Bill Reid is one of the most highly regarded members of the Professional Golfer’s Association of America, with over 35 years of experience in upscale golf and club operations.  Most recently, he has been involved in the development of premiere golf related real estate projects, serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Huntsman Springs in Driggs, Idaho from 2005 to 2008 and as the Chief Operating Officer of Teton Springs in Victor, Idaho from 2002 to 2005.  Prior to Mr. Reid’s involvement in those projects, he served the Tournament Player’s Club Network and PGA TOUR Golf Properties for over 20 years.  Mr. Reid was the General Manager of several TPC’s, including the TPC Network’s largest properties, the TPC at Sawgrass and the TPC of Scottsdale.  In addition, he also served with distinction as a Regional Director of Operations for the TPC Network.  Prior to joining the PGA TOUR, Mr. Reid served as the head golf professional at the prestigious Sahalee Country Club and Wenatchee Golf and Country Club, both in the state of Washington.  Mr. Reid is a 33 year Life Member of the PGA of America and a past member of the Club Manager’s Association of America.  He was a former Captain in the United States Army, a past Chairman of the PGA of America’s National Employment Committee and a former Board Member of the Professional Golf Communities Association.  He has been a member of the Teton County Chamber of Commerce Board and the Teton County Hospital Board.  He has also been named to the Lexington List of Who’s Who in American Business and has earned many of the most significant golf industry related awards.

Sandy Davison is a second generation PGA Member who grew up in the golf industry and has over 16 years of experience as a PGA golf professional. He is an expert in upscale golf and club operations.  He has excelled with the Professional Golfer’s Association of America, having graduated first in his class in the PGA Golf Professional Training Program and also became one of the first 28 PGA golf professionals in the United States to complete all 6 levels of the PGA Certified Professional Program.  The Certified Professional Program includes a Harvard Mentor Plus curriculum and is equivalent to an advanced college degree.  His certifications include General Management, Executive Management, Golf Operations, Ownership/Leasing, Retail and Instruction.  Mr. Davison has also been recognized by Golf World Business Magazine as a past winner of the Top 100 Golf Shop Operations in America Awards.  Before joining Sage Golf Group Worldwide, Mr. Davison served as head golf professional and assistant golf professional at some of the most prestigious clubs in the United States.  He served as head golf professional at Atlanta National Golf Club, Superstition Mountain Golf and Country Club and The Club at Carlton Woods.  He served in assistant golf professional roles at the Desert Mountain Club, Baltusrol Golf Club and Paradise Valley Country Club.  While serving at these various clubs, he was involved with the hosting of several PGA TOUR, LPGA and USGA events.  Mr. Davison is an accomplished player, having played as an amateur in the United States Amateur and British Amateur Championships and finishing as Medalist in the prestigious North & South Amateur in Pinehurst, North Carolina.  Mr. Davison is also an accomplished teacher, having worked with many Top 100 Instructors, including David Leadbetter, Dave Pelz, Jim Flick, Mike Malaska, Jack Lumpkin and Davis Love Jr.  A native of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, Mr. Davison attended the University of North Florida on a golf scholarship, was a First Team All-American, a member of the 1993 NAIA National Championship team and was recently inducted into the UNF Athletics Hall of Fame.

With the addition of Bill Reid and Sandy Davison, the executive team at SAGE Golf Group Worldwide now has over 225 years of experience in the club industry and 135 years of experience with the Tournament Players Club Network.

About SAGE Golf Group Worldwide

Based in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, SAGE Golf Group Worldwide was formed in 2007 by a group of the golf industry’s leading operators who, for 25 years, were responsible for developing, operating and building the brand of the PGA TOUR’s Tournament Players Club Network.  During that time, the SAGE Golf Group Worldwide team was recognized as the finest and most innovative luxury brand operators in the club industry.  The SAGE team works in concert with upscale owners and developers both domestically and internationally to assist them in achieving the goals they have for their clubs and projects.  The SAGE team members’ track record for achievement and success is unmatched in the golf industry.

SAGE Golf Group Worldwide may be contacted through their website at www.sagegolfgroup.com or at 816 A1A North, Suite 202, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082, (904) 285-9200.