Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Former Tour professional Grant Dodd has come on board as a PGA ambassador, hoping to help take the game he is so passionate about to a broader Australian audience.

Announced today, Grant will represent the PGA in an ambassadorial role for the next 12 months.

"Grant is universally known within the Australian golf community and is respected for both his achievements and his passion for our game," said Max Garske, Chief Executive Officer of the PGA of Australia.

"Grant has worked continuously to promote Australian Golf and has much personal insight into how we as an Industry can go forward. For this reason Grant will be a great asset to the PGA as we endeavour to identify new and increased opportunities to promote both PGA members and the game of golf."

Grant joins the PGA with a wealth of both knowledge and personal experience about the membership organisation he now represents, having himself embarked on a professional golf career between 1993 and 2004.

Since this time Grant has also held a myriad of other professional roles within the Australian media from which his astute understanding of the golf industry at all levels has developed.

"The PGA of Australia is an organisation that I have the highest respect for. I was a member of the PGA for over a decade and it is a great honour to be asked to perform an ambassadorial role," said Dodd.

"The PGA has a great vision for taking the game of golf forward in this country, a vision that it is being pursued in an innovative and proactive way and I look forward to playing a role in helping them to achieve their desired outcomes."

In his role as an ambassador, Grant Dodd will be available as a spokesperson for the PGA and will also be utilised to promote the PGA brand on key occasions throughout the year. Any interview enquiries should be directed to Nicole Powell- contact details as per below.

For further information please contact:
Nicole Powell, Communications & PR Coordinator, PGA of Australia, 03 8320 1993.

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PGA of Australia

The PGA of Australia has a membership that comprises all Australian professional golfers and includes tournament professionals, club professionals, assistant professionals, teaching professionals, senior professionals and trainees. The PGA’s core aim is to help more Australians enjoy golf more often. In doing so, the PGA aims to deliver more business opportunities to its members. Each year the PGA of Australia stages over 430 tournaments from the Australian PGA Championship to the state based Pro-Am circuits that take professional golf to the masses. The PGA of Australia is the official sanctioning body for all elite male professional tournament golf in Australasia.

About Grant Dodd
In a professional golf career between 1993 and 2004, Grant Dodd played on the Australasian, Asian and European Tour's. During that time, he won the 1999 BTC Slovenian Open on the European Challenge Tour and also played in the 1997 and 1998 British Open's, at Royal Troon and Royal Birkdale respectively. In 2007 he became a member of the Network TEN golf broadcast team after working with FOX Sports in 2006. He is co-host of the The Pro Shop on ONE HD, and commentates on ESPN Star and its affiliates around the world for ONE Asia broadcasts. Since 2003 he has been a columnist for Australian Golf Digest, and has also written for Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine. In 2009 he co-authored his first book, Barossa Wine Traveller, and is a partner in Stellenbosch (South Africa) based winery, Haskell Vineyards. Though no longer competing, he maintains a strong passion for golf and is a member of New South Wales Golf Club.
Nicole Powell
P: 03 8320 1993


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