Beth Pinkney - Executive Director of the National Senior Games
Oct 11, 2012
Beth was born and raised in Northern Minnesota and was introduced to golf at a young age by her father, as he would let her drive his golf cart. Beth received her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Minnesota. Upon graduation, she wanted to pursue a career in the golf industry and chose to attend Golf Academy of America - Orlando. Beth graduated from Golf Academy of America - Orlando in 1994.
While in Orlando, Beth interned at the Nestle Invitational now titled the Bay Hill Classic. After working with Jim Bell and the Orlando based tournament staff, she pursued the professional tournament management side of the industry and accepted a position with Pro Links Sports. Beth was on the management team for the 1997 U.S. Senior Open, at Olympia Fields Country Club, in Olympia Fields, IL, and the 1999 U.S. Senior Open at Des Moines Country Club, in Des Moines, IA. To date, the Des Moines event holds all the records for the highest corporate sales and the first sell out of a U.S. Senior Open.
Beth then received a great opportunity to work for Prom Management Group, located in St. Paul, MN. This position still offered close ties to the golf industry. Beth was with Prom for five years and sold corporate hospitality for the regular PGA Tour and the Champions Tour. With rumors of the 2008 U.S. Women's Open coming to Minnesota, Beth interviewed for the Director's role and has been working in this position since July of 2005. Her responsibilities include overseeing the corporate sales program, recruitment and management of 3,000 volunteers, marketing plans, ticket promotions, media buying plans, city relations, and member relations.
On her down time, Beth enjoys traveling, rollerblading, cheering for the Minnesota Vikings and, of course, playing the great game of golf.
Beth values the education she received from Golf Academy of America - Orlando and hopes that her fellow alumni and all who read this will be a part of the 2008 U.S. Women's Open!
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