PGA Golf Exhibitions Supports 2023 African American Golf Expo & Forum, Aug. 19-22, in Louisville

“Share Your Story” video contest opens Aug. 1

NORWALK, Conn. (July 18, 2023) – PGA Golf Exhibitions announced its continued support and involvement in the third annual African American Golf Expo & Forum (AAGEF), Aug. 19-22, at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Ky.  The event is geared toward supporting and growing interest, careers and opportunities for African Americans and other communities currently underrepresented in the sport. It will feature 10,000 square feet of exhibition space reserved for minority-owned/focused businesses and organizations and a variety of sessions on topics ranging from golf programs at historically black colleges and universities to supplier diversity opportunities.

PGA Golf Exhibitions is again sponsoring a “Share Your Story” video contest for AAGEF exhibiting companies with the winner receiving complimentary exhibit space at the 2024 PGA Show in Orlando, Jan. 23-26. The PGA Show is the industry’s largest global business gathering and a catalyst for building the business of the sport among industry stakeholders. African American Golf Expo & Forum exhibitors are invited to submit a three-minute video sharing their brand story about overcoming challenges to achieve their business goals. Contest submissions open online Aug. 1 - Sept. 1, 2023. Additional contest details are available here.  Additionally, all African American Golf Expo & Forum exhibitors will receive a special AAGEF reduced rate to participate in the 2024 PGA Show as a new exhibitor.

“I am encouraged and pleased by the continuing support from PGA Golf Exhibitions,” said Jim Beatty, founder of the African American Golf Expo and Forum and publisher of African American Golfer's Digest. “Their involvement has resulted in a number of new African American companies participating in our industry’s largest global business gathering at the past two PGA Shows. Their support and collaboration clearly demonstrate their commitment to diversity in the business of golf. I encourage other companies in the industry to find ways to do likewise.”

“We are pleased to continue our support of the African American Golf Expo & Forum,” said PGA Golf Exhibitions Vice President Marc Simon. “PGA Golf Exhibitions is strongly aligned with the goals of increasing inclusion and diversity in the sport and business of golf. We have enjoyed working with Jim through the years to build important relationships and help grow involvement by underrepresented communities.”

African American Golf Expo & Forum events are open to new and experienced golfers, industry professionals, manufacturers, suppliers, media members and golf industry executives with advance registration required at The four-day event includes a tour of Louisville and a golf clinic on Aug. 19 and the Jim Beatty Invitational Scramble golf on Aug. 20 at Oxmoor Country Club. The event moves to the Galt House Hotel, Aug. 21-22, for educational workshops, golf exhibits, hourly prize drawings and special networking events.

The African American Golf Expo & Forum is presented by Golf Digest, organized by Jim Beatty, of Jim Beatty Golf Ventures, LLC, and sponsored by African American Golfer’s Digest, American Junior Golf Association, Cleveland/Srixon, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Golf Pride, Heaven Hill, Invited Clubs, LPGA, Louisville Sports Commission, Louisville Tourism, NCS International and PGA Golf Exhibitions.

Media Contacts:

Sherry Major, PGA Shows Media – [email protected]
Jim Beatty, Jim Beatty Ventures LLC - [email protected]