Golf News for Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | People

Tom Colceri new VP of Business Development with OB Sports Golf Management

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- OB Sports Golf Management recently announced the appointment of Tom Colceri to the newly created corporate position of Vice President of Business Development. A native of Phoenix/Scottsdale and a long-time golf industry leader, Colceri will be responsible for the continued growth of OB Sports' golf course management and consulting contracts throughout the United States and in selected foreign markets. Colceri will also help the company evaluate acquisition and lease opportunities, and promote the growth of OB's subsidiary business ventures in public relations, graphic art, employment services, outsourced course accounting, HOA management and landscape services, golf courses construction and renovation, golf course brokerage, and a new fitness and lifestyle portal to be launched in coming weeks.

Prior to joining OB Sports, Colceri served a the Director of Sales for DMB Associates Inc.'s prestigious Silverleaf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona where he was personally responsible for sales of more than $6.5 million in membership initiation fees alone and achieved the club's financial milestone for golf memberships by reaching their membership cap of 350.

Prior to his position at Silverleaf, Colceri served on the Desert Mountain Properties executive team in a similar capacity and coordinated special projects for the six-course, six-clubhouse facility. Before his stint at Desert Mountain, Colceri was the Project Coordinator and owner's representative for Quintero Golf and Country Club in Peoria. Adding to his unique experience, he was the Vice President for the golf course architecture team of Graham and Panks International, which produced over 30 top courses in the Southwest alone. He also served as golf professional in his career with the Marriott Corporation at Camelback Inn and Mountain Shadows Resorts.

"Tom is truly dynamic, highly connected, and has a proven track record of success no matter what role he has served in the golf industry," stated Phil Green, Chief Operating Officer and principal of OB Sports. "His addition to the OB Sports team will enable us to better focus and respond to the many requests for new management and consulting opportunities we receive on a daily basis, while also allowing the rest of our executive team to remain dedicated to the hands-on personalized service our clients have come to expect from OB Sports during the 40+ years of our company history," added Green.

Colceri served on the PGA Southwest Section Board for seven years, is Past President of the Golf Industry Association, PGA National Committee Member for Communications and PR., and is currently a Golfweek Magazine Course Rater. He played collegiately on a full golf scholarship while attending Florida International University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Law/Criminal Justice. He lives in Scottsdale with his wife who is a kindergarten teacher, and their three children.

"Throughout my career, I have watched the success of OB Sports and have always admired how they operate their clubs with a personalized, client-centric approach. I am equally impressed with the talent and passion of the executive team and the significant depth of the company's resources. I am so tremendously excited to join this powerful team, and to help them achieve even greater success," stated Colceri.

About OB Sports Golf Management
Scottsdale-based, OB Sports Golf Management, is a diversified, golf-oriented company with a long history of success in the golf industry. OB Sports currently manages 45 premier golf courses and country clubs throughout the United States. Known for its comprehensive and personalized services since 1972, OB Sports has become widely acclaimed as the leader in boutique-style golf course management. For more information about OB Sports Golf Management, visit, call (480) 948-1300, become a Fan of OB Sports on Facebook at, follow OB Sports on Twitter:, or visit the OB Sports You Tube channel at

Kris Strauss