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Report: Bevacqua To Be Next Overpaid PGA Of America CEO

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Choosing someone from outside of the PGA was probably the right way to go; however, this specific choice is horrible.
11.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJim Maroney
Why did this guy leave the USGA? That sounds like a odd career move.
11.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterNick Adams
Nick, was it 'pursuing other interests'? Or, am I thinking of one (or more) of the other recent departures? There are more USGAers pursuing other interests than there were FBI agents pursuing Whitey Bulger.
11.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJim Maroney
Maybe not a voluntary departure? Interesting that the PGA would then hire him. Can't hurt to hire a lawyer, I guess.
11.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterNick Adams
I think it was part of the Davis house-cleaning.
11.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJim Maroney
This is the best possible hire for the PGA of America. Anyone that has done business with Pete knows that the guy is brilliant, fair and honest. Looking forward to watching the PGA of America grow tremendously over the next few years. Kudos to the hiring committee for finding the right guy.
11.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous
what did he accomplish with USGA? He was in charge of their revenue-generating activities? what exactly are those besides the US Open? The PGA does have some things to do, besides running its championships, that this guy may be totally unfamiliar with.
11.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterMedia maven
Seems like a smart guy and always appeared to be a step ahead of the USGA staff. Good for the PGA. And young too.
11.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterSpeedy
Good choice. Congratulations Pete.
11.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Foehl
11.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJeff Smith
Do the PGA and USGA interact much? If so, this will be an interesting dynamic to watch if Davis and this guy didn't get along.
11.7.2012 | Unregistered CommenterNick Adams
Speedy, is it a good thing that he was out of step with the rest of the staff?
11.8.2012 | Unregistered CommenterJim Maroney
Would love for Pete to say: "You know what, I think a salary of say 200k would be good enough, why don't we show the 30,000 members of the PGA, some of who make probably 16,000 a year as an assistant pro, that money can be spent elsewhere for either educating members or helping to grow the game." Know some bigwigs on the board and it is amazing to hear the perks these guys get. Don't think the struggling club pro would want to know about some of the places these guys go to and stay at for "meetings".
11.8.2012 | Unregistered Commenterol Harv
I cannot believe the negative comments here from people who no doubt know nothing about the golf business. Pete Bevacqua has deep roots in golf as far back as his caddying days, working in a golf shop as well as finishing the top of his class at Georgetown Law. He left USGA because there is only room for one at the top, davis got it over Pete. The PGA will benefit greatly with Peter at the controls. Nick Adams and Jim Maroney , you guys must be idiots and terrible golfers......
11.9.2012 | Unregistered Commentersecret
Secret ,I couldn't agree with you more. Mr Bevacqua was a pillar to The USGA and His law firm ..He is extremely accomplished, dedicated and brilliant..As I see it so Mr bevacqua will be a outstanding asset as the CEO of the PGA Of America ..So gentleman/Ladies, before you blow your horns with negativity and jealousy , educate Yourselves.. Google who he is truly is ..oh and by the by , don't forget the award he accomplished as top forty under forty in the sports world two years ago.
11.10.2012 | Unregistered CommenterFan

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