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He is the founder and organizer of the African American Golf EXPO and Forum. This is a multi-day event held to promote the business and economic opportunities for African Americans in the $84 Billion Golf Industry. The inaugural event was held in August 2021 in Atlanta and drew a total of 750 total attendees and 450 unique participants. The event had an economic impact of $700 K. This was the first in the history of the Golf Industry. He is on the Marketing and Communications committee of the Golf Industry collaboration whose mission is to increase golf participation among all people. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Ted Rhodes Foundation and Advisory Board of the Jackson Park Golf Association both based in Chicago, IL. He is also on the Advisory Boards of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America based in Lawrence, KS, and the Payne Stewart Kids Golf Foundation based in Brentwood, TN. He is a founding member of the Grassroots Grants Program Committee which provides funding to community-based golf organizations throughout the United States. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Hogan Junior Golf Heroes which later became the First Tee of Omaha.
James Beatty, is the founder of the African-American Golf Expo and Forum. He chats about Golf and how AFRICAN AMERICANS are spending $1 BILLION annually on sports equipment. This includes golf clubs, golf balls, shoes, apparel, and accessories.