PGA National to Host 20th Annual Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — PGA National Resort & Spa – home of five outstanding golf courses and world-class amenities will host the 20th annual “Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge,” Aug. 29 – Sept. 1.
The prestigious weekend continues to be the largest African American sporting event of its kind. The yearly conclave brings together some of the nation’s top corporate executives and entrepreneurs for fun in the sun, top-notch entertainment, and networking opportunities in a relaxing environment. Entertainers slated to appear include R&B powerhouse, Charlie Wilson and multi-talented actor Anthony Anderson, among others.
PGA National hosted the first two conferences in 1993 and 1994. For more details visit: www.blackenterprise.com/GT.For the latest event updates, as well as other perks and prizes for registrants, check the #GTYear20 hash tag on Twitter and Facebook.
Showcasing the results of its recent $100 million revitalization, PGA National’s myriad amenities include customized suites ideal for weddings, golf “buddy trips” and spa aficionados; a permanent, lakeside wedding venue with exquisite vistas; 33,000 square-foot health-and-racquet club; 40,000 square feet of self-contained conference space; striking zero-entry pool; chef-driven Ironwood Steak & Seafood restaurant; and chic iBAR in its glamorous lobby.
“To host some of the nation’s most influential entrepreneurs, executives and tastemakers, for an event featuring great competition on the links and courts during the day and world-class entertainment at night, only venues of the highest quality, with amazing amenities and outstanding hospitality will do,” says Black Enterprise CEO Earl “Butch” Graves Jr. “Nearly 20 years ago, we ‘dropped the gauntlet’ to issue our very first Golf and Tennis Challenge at PGA National. The results of its recent revitalization are no less than jaw-dropping, and it’s an absolute pleasure to bring this one-of-a-kind event back to where it all began.”
“We’re thrilled to welcome back the ‘Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge’ for its milestone 20th anniversary,” says Joel Paige, vice president and managing director. “With our renaissance now complete, hosting events as esteemed as this is good for both our entire community and PGA National.”
For “Black Enterprise/Pepsi Golf & Tennis Challenge” information visit www.pgaresort.com or call 888.758.0945 (use event code 11223962).
About PGA National Resort & Spa
Fresh off its comprehensive $100 million revitalization, PGA National Resort & Spa is a world-class golf, vacation and meeting destination. The South Florida locale offers 90 holes of championship golf on five courses, including the famed Champion Course, home to the popular PGA TOUR Honda Classic and past host of the Ryder Cup, PGA Championship and a litany of other prized professional golf tournaments.
The Champion showcases the legendary “Bear Trap” – one of the most difficult three-hole stretches in the game. Holes 15, 16 and 17 are where designer Jack Nicklaus famously said, “It should be won or lost right here.” On-site programs from both the David Leadbetter Golf Academy and the Dave Pelz Scoring Game School, along with tour level custom club fitting from the PGA National Club Fitting Lab, are available.
PGA National features customized suites ideal for weddings, golf “buddy trips” and spa aficionados; a permanent, lakeside wedding venue with stunning vistas; and new 19th hole bar and grill named “Bar 91.” Other distinguishing highlights include a world-class 33,000 square-foot health-and-racquet club with 19 Har-Tru tennis courts, 40,000 square feet of self-contained conference space and seven on-site restaurants and lounges.
Conveniently located within easy driving distance of major Florida population centers, the AAA Four Diamond resort is 15 minutes from Palm Beach International Airport (PBI), one hour from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and 90 minutes from Miami International Airport (MIA).
About SCS Advisors
Multi-discipline hotel advisory firm, SCS Advisors provides property management, operations oversight, transactions, and development services to lodging investors.
Formed in 1997 by executives of JMB Realty Corporation and Walton Street Capital L.L.C., SCS Advisors, Inc. has represented ownership interests in 51 lodging properties encompassing 21,000 rooms, and 13 ownership groups and currently oversees 20 luxury, upper upscale, resort and boutique properties comprising approximately 7,000 rooms on behalf of private equity, high net worth, and municipality clients.
Recognizing that hotel assets are a unique blend of real estate class due to their operating, labor, and capital-intensive nature, SCS employs an active, value-added management philosophy throughout its activities. Its management team consists of 6 seasoned industry professionals with varying skill sets. At its core, the company is a hotel asset management firm whose primary purpose is to advocate and further ownership interests. These activities consist of development and implementation of capital projects, active oversight of the hotels’ sales and marketing activities, ongoing review and scrutiny of financial and operating results, maximizing hotel operator and brand involvement and contribution to subject hotels, and implementation of investment objectives.
About Century Golf Partners
Century Golf Partners, which owns Arnold Palmer Golf Management, is one of the leading and most experienced companies in the golf industry. Century’s business approach is to partner with communities to create successful golf courses and private clubs. This philosophy has served the company well as the portfolio has steadily increased since inception. Century operates more than 65 courses throughout the U.S. For information call 972.490.2610 or visit www.centurygolf.com or www.palmergolf.com.
About BLACK ENTERPRISE
BLACK ENTERPRISE is the premier business, investing, and wealth-building resource for African Americans. Since 1970, BE has provided essential business information and advice to professionals, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, and decision makers. Every month, BLACK ENTERPRISE magazine provides 4.1 million readers with information on entrepreneurship, careers, and financial management. A multimedia company, BE also produces television programming, business and lifestyle events, Web content, and digital media. BLACK ENTERPRISE is the definitive source of information for and about African American business markets and leaders, and the authority on black business news and trends.