38th Annual Meeting of the North Florida PGA
And Election of Officers
(Meet the Candidates Below)
Monday, December 11, 2017 at Reunion Resort, Orlando
Meeting & Elections begin at 12:30 pm until 4:30 pm
(4 Required MSR’s)
Town Hall Meeting with Paul Levy from 9:00 am until 11:00 am
(2 Required MSR’s)
Chase54, PGA Merchandise Show,
EZ Links, Golf Beer, Morell Studios,
Global Golf Sales & Pro Golf Weather
Our Featured Keynote Speaker and Guest For The Day:
Paul Levy; President of the PGA of America
We look forward to seeing you there!
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Make sure to register for either session only or Both.
Please register before December 4 to help us plan.
$20 fee for walk-ins at either session
Gentlemen, COAT AND TIE FOR MEETING PLEASE
Your Candidates For Secretary
Brendon Elliott, PGA
Since my election to membership in September of 2009, I have had a desire to serve. I jumped, feet first and all in during the East Central Chapter elections in October 2009. I served from 2009-2016 through the progression of chairs in the ECC. With that, I was on the NFPGA Board during my ECC tenure. Frankly, I have missed not being involved the past year. Many know me for my passion for youth player development but my passions within the industry run much, much deeper than my affection for working with golf’s next generation. I am passionate about employment issues, diversification and inclusion within our ranks, continuing education and not so much “giving” more benefits to our membership but encouraging more involvement by our members. By giving, whether that be serving (your time) or donating (your assets), you get far more back, personally, than another membership benefit could ever give you. With that said, I feel that the idea of seeking out that next leader, through mentorship, is what will and really, has always, driven our Association. We have lost sight of that in recent years due in large part to the ever-increasing demands and pressures we all face. Through mentorship, we can alleviate some of the pressures we as Golf Professionals face. The next generation Professionals want and crave having meaning in what they do…we just need to help them develop that. This was done for me, and that is a driving factor for me personally going forward.
Click HERE For Brendon's Questionairre
Mackenzie Mack, PGA
My mission is to immerse myself in the PGA at an organizational level that would afford me the opportunity to promote transparency, grow the organization via a movement of youthful zest, and incorporate technology as a second language.
As a dual member of the PGA and LPGA. I intend to introduce and create more opportunities for the two memberships to support efforts to keep golf at the forefront. I currently hold the office of Secretary for the LPGA Southeast Section. In that capacity, I have gained valuable experience working in a collegial, remote based environment to promote the national agenda and execute the goals of the organization.
I have a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) and a B.S. degree in marketing. The two degrees provide the knowledge background necessary to effectively perform the duties of the Secretary of the organization from a theoretical and experiential perspective. I have worked as social media and marketing coordinator, program director, and president/founder of a nonprofit organization.
I am excited at the prospect of turning theory into practice and recapturing the youthful movement of the organization. I support diversity and embrace the opportunity to communicate that position through word and action. I want to be the North Florida Section Secretary. I am the best candidate.
Click HERE for Mackenzie's Questionairre
Kevin Paschall, PGA
I have been a PGA member for the past 27 years and have stayed very active in our Chapter for as much of that time as I possibly could. I have walked in and still do walk in a majority of your shoes on a daily basis by managing 2 profitable Clubs in the Sarasota area. I have spent the last 6 years serving not only the Southwest Chapter, but I have been serving as a Board Member for you. This takes a large commitment of which I am willing to commit another 8 years to serve you, the Member, using my strong business skills to serve our 1500 PGA Golf Professionals. We have not had a green grass PGA member on our Executive Board since Jack Binswanger, 10 years ago. We need to be represented and I feel I am the one to do so. I was fortunate to be on the Search Committee for our new Executive Director, Steve McMillen and I would like to continue to ensure the NFPGA is ran as a successful business and allows for our tournament and education participation to grow. I am excited to have an opportunity to be involved in the growth of our foundation and our overall efforts to grow the game of golf.
Click HERE For Kevin's Questionairre
Your Candidate For Tournament Chairman
Clint Avret, PGA
Personal Bio: Wife – Phaedra. Children – Grace, 8 Georgia, 10
Professional Bio: Tournament Chairman ’95, Secretary ’96, V.P. ’97, President, 98 of the Hilton Head Chapter of the Carolinas PGA
Years as PGA Member: 20
Achievements and Designations: Assistant Professional of the Year – ’96 & ’97 Hilton Head Chapter of the Carolinas PGA; Merchandiser of the Year for NFPGA and Northern Chapter ‘14
Currently I am the Tournament Chairman of the North Florida PGA. Elected in 2016.
A look back at last year's Annual Meeting: