Local and diverse suppliers can register through Sept. 15 for opportunities across 18 categories for the PGA Championship, KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship
and KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

FRISCO, Texas – The PGA of America has launched PGA VendorMatch and is seeking local and diverse-owned businesses to provide products and services in support of the following PGA of America events:

  • 2023 PGA Championship – Oak Hill Country Club – Rochester, N.Y. 
    (May 15-21, 2023)
  • 2023 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship – PGA Frisco – Frisco, Texas
    (May 24-28, 2023) 
     
  • 2023 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship – Baltusrol Golf Club – Springfield, N.J. (June 21-25, 2023) 

Minority-, women-, LGBT-, disabled-, veteran-, service-disabled veteran- and locally owned businesses are invited to participate in PGA VendorMatch. 

Companies can register through Sept. 15, 2022, at PGAVendorInclusion.org to potentially meet with the PGA’s larger suppliers for procurement opportunities leading up to and during any of the three Championships.

The $84.1 billion golf industry produces approximately $26 billion in total travel expenditures, with major golf championships generating a significant amount of tourism and entertainment spending in their host regions. 

PGA VendorMatch emphasizes the PGA’s commitment to positively impact the economies and communities of championship host cities and their surrounding areas through the business of golf. 

“We are actively seeking suppliers in New York, New Jersey, Texas and the surrounding areas to engage in PGA VendorMatch,” said PGA of America Chief People Officer Sandy Cross. “Diverse-owned suppliers have provided unique products and services that elevate our Championship operations and the customer experience. 

“We desire to continually increase the engagement of diverse-owned businesses in our championship operations which helps drive local hiring and transformation of the local economy.”

A variety of goods and services are needed, such as catering, lodging, florals, food and beverage products, and staffing. 

PGA VendorMatch registrants receive instant access to the broader golf industry, including major governing associations via the diverse supplier portal and database VRA Connect, which is hosted by the Vendor Resources Administration. 

Utilization of the database is part of the industry’s “Make Golf Your Thing” movement toward greater diversity, equity and inclusion, and to ensure golf is open to everyone.

All PGA VendorMatch registrations must be received by Sept. 15

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