The World Golf Foundation will be making its first appearance at the 2012 Asia Pacific Golf Summit and this will be marked by a special industry keynote address from Steve Mona, WGF's chief executive officer.
Mona, the former boss of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America has been described as "a man who has proven his leadership skills in so many different aspects of the golf industry and someone who leaves a trail of success wherever he goes and does so with great integrity."
"Steve is one of the most respected executives in the golf industry and we consider ourselves to be privileged to have him speak at the Summit - given his wide experience in the industry, we are confident that he will make a huge contribution to the success of this year's event," stated Mike Sebastian, chief executive officer of the Asia Pacific Golf Group, the owner of the Summit.
The mission of the World Golf Foundation is to develop and support initiatives that positively impact lives through the game of golf and its traditional values.
In support of that mission, World Golf Foundation focuses on a variety of initiatives to grow and celebrate the game of golf around the world. Through The First Tee, the World Golf Foundation focuses on positively impacting the lives of young people. Under the banner of the World Golf Hall of Fame, it recognizes and celebrates golf's greatest players and contributors and serves as an inspiration to golfers and fans worldwide.
The World Golf Foundation's GOLF 20/20 initiative pursues programs to ensure golf's continued growth and vitality. All World Golf Foundation initiatives work together to support the growth of the game among youth, women and minorities, while also fostering diversity within the golf industry.
The World Golf Foundation also supports the golf industry in a variety of other roles, including acting as a centralized vehicle for communicating the industry's initiatives to the media, initiating research projects to demonstrate the game's scope and impact, and providing a unified approach to the anti-doping policies being implemented by the major global professional Tours.