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AB 117: Innovate Or Die… We’re Talking Golf With The PGA Of America

May 11, 2017

PGA President Paul Levy is President of Club Operations and Development for Sunrise Company, and also is the CEO and General Manager at Toscana Country Club in Indian Wells, California. Prior to being elected PGA President in November 2016, Levy served as PGA Vice President and PGA Secretary.

Levy earned PGA membership in 1986, and has served in a leadership capacity at both the Section and national levels since 1992. A member of the Southern California PGA Section, Levy brings a deep commitment to his community involvement includes creating scholarship foundations for employees of both Royal Oaks Country Club and Toscana Country Club. Levy also has served as a member of the Southern California Golf Association Governmental Affairs Committee; was creator and director of the Fort Bend ISD PGA First Swing Program; and a member of Katy (Texas) School District Partners, which presented him with its Education Award of Excellence.

In 2015, more golf courses closed their doors than new ones opened (177 vs. 17). Despite this trend, one golf course is opening its doors in New Orleans and, in a first of its kind, plans to donate 25-45% of its revenue to the surrounding community – a neighborhood rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina. The re-building of this golf course was set in stone before Hurricane Katrina hit, was of course put on pause, and is now finally opening its doors.

On April 21 City Park’s Bayou Oaks golf course opened to the public. Thanks to committed local business leaders, the new golf course will provide the city’s residents another place to play, in addition to crucial funding to break the cycle of poverty in one of New Orleans’ most distressed neighborhoods, Columbia Parc, which borders the new course. In one of the first deals of its kind, 25-45% of the course’s revenue will go directly into Columbia Parc’s early childhood education programs – amounting to millions of dollars in support over the coming years.

Columbia Parc and the Bayou District Foundation, which leads the revitalization of the neighborhood, are part of a national model created by Purpose Built Communities that pairs local business leaders with community residents and the public sector to revitalize struggling urban neighborhoods.

 

* Columbia Parc currently has 685 apartment units and 9 single family homes, which house approximately 1,139 residents.

* Educare currently serves 168 children and will welcome ~950 more in August 2017.

* To date, there have been roughly 90 new jobs created on Columbia Parc’s campus.

* Violent crime in Columbia Parc has been virtually eliminated since its opening.

 

– Twitter Handle: @PKLPGA

– Website: http://www.pga.com/pga-america/pga-information/paul-levy-pga-america-leaders-0

http://cityparkgolf.com/

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