Joseph F. Beditz has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Golf Foundation (NGF) since 1989. He joined the NGF in 1984 as Director of Research and is widely recognized as a leading expert on the game and business of golf in the United States.
Dr. Beditz holds a Ph.D. in Research Methods and Statistics from Florida State University where he also earned his Masters Degree. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of North Dakota.
NATIONAL GOLF FOUNDATION EXPERIENCEStrategic Planning
Dr. Beditz has extensive experience in strategic planning. Working with the consulting firm of McKinsey and Company he authored in 1988 the golf industry’s first strategic plan entitled: A Strategic Plan for the Growth of Golf. In 1999 he once again teamed with McKinsey to update the industry plan. That effort resulted in the publication of: A Strategic Perspective on the Growth of Golf which led to the creation of GOLF 20/20, the industry-wide initiative to grow the game and business of golf.
Golf Facility Research
In 1987 Dr. Beditz formed NGF Consulting, Inc. in order to provide comprehensive golf course development research and consulting services to public and private sector clients. Since its establishment, NGF Consulting has become one of the golf industry’s leading providers of research and consulting services to facility operators and developers across the nation. As Chief Executive Dr. Beditz has overseen the development of NGF’s array of customer loyalty and market analysis tools.
Over the past 20 years with the NGF and as the company’s lead researcher Dr. Beditz has been instrumental in developing the organization’s research assets and capabilities. He has conducted consumer and market studies on virtually every business segment of the golf industry and serves as sales and marketing consultant to the CEO’s of many of the industry’s leading companies. As Chief Executive he continues to lead the NGF’s efforts to provide unparalleled information and insights on the business of golf.
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