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Advisory Board

NGSA Board of Advisors


Mike Holub

Donald Ross
Ferris State PGM Grad, 20 year PGA member, Assistant Pro - St. Charles CC, Crystal Tree GCC, Winnetka GC, Evanston GC, Head Pro - The Glen Club, 9 years retail experience - 8 years at Tommy Bahama and 1 year at Golf Galaxy, 5 years as a rep.


Greg Knuth
Underpar
Grew up in the golf business. Developed the golf swing video capture software servicing the PGA, LPGA and Web.com Tours and thousands of corporate and charity events. Has partnered with hundreds of golf courses, creating over 2,500 promotions and generating over $200 million in golf sales. Created "Pricelooper," allowing golf courses to generate revenue through prepaid offers.
 


Kraig Kesner

Independent
Independent Golf Sales Rep since 1989. Regional Sales Manager for Bullet Golf 1992-1996. Has represented over the years: Ben Hogan, MacGregor, Dunlop, Powerbilt, Page & Tuttle, Fidra, Kasco, Munsingwear and Ogio. Currently represents: Criquet Golf, Dynamic Brands, American Dry Goods, Cut Golf and GT Golf. Covers Ohio and western PA. 


Sylvain Roy
Deadperfect
Owner of an Accessory company servicing Golf Shop essentials, Club Events, and Corporate Events.  Golf Clubs and Events around the world have trusted my company - Deadperfect Golf - for over 25 years.  We pride ourselves in attention to detail, prompt deliveries of time sensitive products, with great respect to logos and artwork.   Also an Independent Sales Rep serving New England for since 1989 years with noteworthy companies such as Sun Mountain, Greg Norman, New Balance, Ouray, 2Undr- among others.  I am the proud father of 3 Children, happily married to a wonderful woman, and my constant travelling companion is Jesse May.

Sean Bravakis
Independent
I have been working in the wholesale golf industry since April 2007 after almost 10 years of retail management/hospitality customer service experience. I am a native of Windsor Locks, CT, and am a member of the Windsor Locks Athletic Hall of Fame. Worked inside sales/customer service with ACCRA Golf Shafts 2007-2010, Northeast area sales representative for ACCRA Golf Shafts, 2011-present, North American outside sales Miura Golf, 2011-2017, Northeast outside sales Honma Golf, April 2017-February 2018, Club Fitters sales and service USA Golf Displays, 2013-2017, Northeast Area Sales and Service Bettinardi Golf, 2011-2012, 2015-2017, Worldwide Clubfitter Sales and Service, Piretti Golf, 2012-2015, KBS Golf Shafts, Northeast Area outside sales, 2011-2016 True Temper Golf Shafts, Northeast area sales, 2016-present, Outside sales and service, P2 Putter grips, March 2018 to present.


Greg Sanchez

Birdie Media
Greg is a born entrepreneur. With over 21 years of marketing, management and product development experience and the ability to attract and retain talented individuals to round out the team. Under his leadership, Birdie Media is experiencing profound growth. Mr. Sanchez is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Birdie Media & Birdie Golf TV, as well as executing the policy of the board of directors. Greg works with the executive management in developing and implementing strategic sales and marketing plans. 
 


Jim Quinn

JQ Finer Golf
Jim Quinn's Finer Golf Products, manufactures rep for premium golf companies covering north Texas and Oklahoma. Since fall 1988, calling on 600 golf shops, corporate and retail stores. Representing: Sabona - 30 years, Columbia/OCS Ping Apparel - 10 years, Dynamic Brands - Devant towels, Burton Bags, Bag Boy, Datrek - 22 years, Volvik USA - 5 years, CMC Golf - 2 years, American Dry goods head wear - 20 years, Including several other custom and accessory companies, AM+E, Heritage Creations, Leupold, YRI and Zero Friction.
 


Joe White

Joseph J. White, an over 30-year veteran in international businesses, brings to Sector Sports & Associates a wide and diverse background in operating global businesses, sports marketing, business "start-ups," and long-range business development. From 2001-2004, he was the president of AJAY, Incorporated, a public company which, among other interests, operated a franchise chain of 150 golf specialty stores located throughout North America. Prior to that, he was the president of The Gary Player Group, a multi-faceted golf company with offices in Johannesburg, Palm Beach, London and Singapore. He had previously held senior executive positions with Dunlop Tire and Rubber Corporation's Sports Company, Yamaha International Corporation and the Portman Companies, where he was an integral member of growing out that company's presence and global business with the Atlanta Olympic Games. In 2005, he formed Sector Sports and Associates, LLC, and Sector Business Group, LLC, as contract management firms to work with emerging brands and companies seeking to exploit and identify with sports and particularly golf and team sport related businesses and industries in global markets.
 

Gary Renelt
NCGRA
Independent rep in NorCal for 3 years, Ashworth, Toney Penna, Baja Activewear, Sansabelt, Promaster and several other smaller companies, too numerous to mention. Bridgestone Golf - 29 years, first 3 as an independent, 26 as company rep. Retired last March and am currently an independent rep for Full Turn Direct, Zerotie golf shoes,NoSweat cap liner and Hidden Links travel. I have been president of the NCGRA since 2004.
 


Bruce Hutchinson

50 + years in golf industry. Have represented companies both in territory management and managerial positions. Dunlop, Ram, LaMode, Cleveland, Bridgestone, Seemore, EZLocator. BEH.


Alexis J.  Sieg
Nancy Lopez
Currently SE Region Sales representative for Nancy Lopez Golf since 2006
LPGA T&CP member since 1997, currently Class A member.
Golf industry Buyer for golf shops 1997-2006
Independent Sales Representative 2006-present
Territory SE USA, Florida, Georgia and Carolinas
Graduated from Appalachian State Univ. BS Degree Anthropology/Spanish
Continued education at Jefferson State Univ. Assoc. degree in Merchandising
 

Fred Evanko | Vpar
Sylvain Roy | Dead Perfect
Bob Tierney | Nike
Frank Tobin | Independant

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