When Mark Harrison takes people on tours of where the future PGA of America headquarters will be, he ponders what it will be like to see the championship first tee at the new location.
“I’ve taken quite a few people on tours and other things, and I’ve never seen anything like it,” he said.
He remembers the many elements that will come together to make up the $ 250 million PGA Frisco development: the golf courses, the 10-hole short course, the main building and future headquarters of the Northern Texas PGA Chapter, its managing director he is director and managing director. He also mentions the retail locations and the Omni Resort.
“It’s big and amazing and it’s new and it’s shiny and I think a lot of people will want to come to Frisco to see what it’s about,” he said.
That day is just around the corner as PGA of America headquarters prepares to open in the first quarter of 2022.
The move and development is expected to have an economic impact of over $ 2 billion over the next 20 years. It also means an opportunity to expand the game of golf in North Texas and appeal to a more diverse audience.
“We are able to teach the game of golf at any level,” said Jimmy Terry, senior director of PGA Golf Properties. “You don’t have to be the tallest, the fastest, the strongest.”
Approximately 70 PGA of America employees have already relocated to Frisco, and an additional 50 is expected to be added by June 2022.
“I know the staff here are very, very excited to get in that building and get started and it will be just cutting edge technology and really fantastic for PGA members we are employed for,” said Harrison.
The PGA of America, one of the largest sports organizations in the world, includes nearly 28,000 PGA professionals working to increase interest and integration in golf, a skill that will soon be taught in Frisco to professionals who will then work across the country will.
“Anyone hoping to become a PGA professional golfer working in facilities across the country must be trained at the PGA of America headquarters in Frisco,” said Harrison. “So I’m thinking about what they are going to learn there in Frisco, they are going to take them to their different communities across the country and that is going to be a great thing for the game.”