CEO Challenge

Slow news day. Until this arrived in my email box. [Sarcasm in brackets, courtesy of this site's CEO.]

Who is the World's Best CEO Golfer?

BOULDER, CO - (November 17, 2005) - There has been much debate about which CEO is the best golfer. [There has?] In the past, rankings have been issued based on handicaps, but there has never been a tournament to bring together the best CEO golfers and find out who really deserves the number one ranking in head-to-head play. [Gee, I wonder why?]

CEO Challenge LLC is pleased to announce a series of CEO Golf Challenge events at six of the greatest golf tournaments in the world, with the ultimate goal of crowning the world's best CEO golfer! The CEO Golf Challenge will be held during the following tournaments in 2006:

The Masters
The U.S. Open
The British Open
The PGA Championship
The Players Championship
The Nissan Open

Each of the six events includes a 36-hole CEO Challenge tournament, deluxe accommodations, a Saturday Series Pro-Am tournament with PGA TOUR pros, [Lucky them!] and VIP access to the professional tournaments. [Clubhouse badge.]

Participants must be a CEO, Chief Officer, or company President, [Hey, I'm eligible!] and the field at each event will be limited to 28 golfers to ensure an intimate atmosphere in which CEOs will have the opportunity to get to know each other. [Cuts down on the potential witness list for the class-action suits.] The top four CEOs from each of the six events will be invited to the CEO Golf Challenge World Championship to compete for the title of World's Best CEO Golfer! [Hey, maybe they can have a CEO-Am at the World Championship?]

"Five years ago we came up with the concept of organizing competitions for CEOs, starting with the CEO Ironman Challenge," said Ted Kennedy, President of CEO Challenge LLC.  "It was only natural that we expand into golf events, given that most CEOs love golf and love to compete."

Kennedy continues, "We drew up a set of criteria for making this a first-class experience from start to finish, and found the perfect partner in the Saturday Series Pro-Am that let us hit every mark. [Nice CEOism there.] They have the expertise in organizing tournaments, and, being a PGA TOUR official licensee, [notice he got it right, Tour in caps] they have a close association with all the major PGA TOUR events, and great relationships with PGA TOUR Pros.  Through this partnership we will offer a series of events that will over-deliver to the high expectations of participating CEOs.  And, we will finally see who really is the best CEO golfer." [Let me mark my calendar.]

Kevin Laura, General Manager of the Saturday Series Pro-Am, stated that his organization is tremendously excited about this unprecedented and innovative program. "We are thrilled to be involved with the CEO Golf Challenge.  They have the expertise in designing events for CEOs, and we have the expertise in designing Pro-Am events for some of the largest corporations in the USA. It's a great relationship that we're sure will be a huge success."

Laura went on to underscore the basic philosophy of the joint effort. "Determining the best CEO golfer is a fun aspect, but what the CEO Golf Challenge is really about is affording hard-working company heads the chance to spend a few days 'inside the ropes' at the greatest golf tournaments in the world. There's no other way to do that unless you're a sponsor. Add to that a private tournament for the CEOs themselves on some magnificent courses and it's an unbeatable, full-immersion golf experience." [Full immersion? Jot that one down Commissioner]

Added Kennedy, "We made sure that CEOs who are not great golfers but simply love the game will have a wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime experience as well. Kevin and his team have designed a two-in-one tournament format to ensure that the higher handicappers are right in the middle of the competitive action throughout the whole event."

CEO Challenge LLC capitalized on its deep experience organizing previous CEO challenge events to design an all-inclusive program for each location that includes:

-    Three nights first-class accommodation close to the tournament, usually at the same hotel where the PGA TOUR Pros stay [Oh and won't the pros be grateful for that.]
-    Tournament pass that, in most cases, includes access to the VIP Hospitality tent or clubhouse
-    CEO Challenge tournament and Awards Celebration Dinner [That'll be a barnburner.]
-    The opportunity to play with two (2) PGA TOUR Pros at a Saturday Series tournament
-    CEO Golf Challenge apparel and customized gifts
-    Charity contribution to the Prostate Cancer Foundation on behalf of each participant
-    Meals, snacks, and beverages
-    Transportation to and from the host hotel to all golf courses

About CEO Challenge LLC
CEO Challenge LLC ( is a company that specializes
in designing high end 'inside the ropes' exclusive multi-day sport experiences for CEOs.

For more information on the CEO Golf Challenge, including entry information for each event, please visit, or contact Ted Kennedy at, or 720-222-3043.