Pga Of Amer­ica Forms Strate­gic Al­liance With Lake Hills Re­sorts Group in South Korea

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PALM BEACH GAR­DENS, FL – The PGA of Amer­ica has formed a ground­break­ing strate­gic al­liance with Lake Hills Re­sorts Group, one of the largest multi-course own­ers and op­er­a­tors in South Korea, to cre­ate PGA of Amer­ica Acad­e­mies in the coun­try. The agree­ment marks the first-ever in­ter­na­tional fa­cil­ity li­cens­ing part­ner­ship for the PGA, as it looks to sup­port the global growth of the game.

The PGA of Amer­ica Korea–Lake Hills Acad­e­mies and their as­so­ci­ated golf clubs will be op­er­ated and over­seen by PGA of Amer­ica Pro­fes­sion­als. The pri­mary lo­ca­tions of the Acad­e­mies at the out­set will be at both Lake Hills Anseong Golf Club—which is lo­cated 90 min­utes from Seoul and is cur­rently un­der­go­ing a se­ries of ren­o­va­tions—and a brand new in­door golf cen­ter in the cen­ter of Seoul.

Ad­di­tion­ally, to drive sus­tain­able growth-of-the-game ef­forts in South Korea, the Acad­e­mies will fea­ture ju­nior and adult de­vel­op­ment pro­grams, as well as cus­tom ed­u­ca­tion pro­grams to help train lo­cal pro­fes­sion­als on the teach­ing and busi­ness of the game.

“With an im­pres­sive list of ma­jor and Olympic cham­pi­ons, golf in South Korea has be­come a prom­i­nent force,” said PGA of Amer­ica CEO Pete Be­vac­qua. “PGA of Amer­ica Pro­fes­sion­als are known glob­ally as the gold stan­dard, and we’re ex­cited that through this part­ner­ship with Lake Hills Re­sorts, we will now be able to proac­tively place PGA of Amer­ica Mem­bers in a po­si­tion to help drive long-term growth of the game in South Korea.”

“This is an ex­cit­ing day, for not only Lake Hills Re­sorts, but also the golf in­dus­try in South Korea,” said Lake Hills Re­sorts Pres­i­dent Sukhan Yoon. “Through this part­ner­ship, we will es­tab­lish Lake Hills Re­sorts as the pre­em­i­nent golf de­vel­op­ment des­ti­na­tion in South Korea.”

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