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Dave Ostrow, CEO of FitGolf Performance Centers: "Isabella is an amazingly talented young woman. It is an honor working with her all these years." read more

"This is a great opportunity for me, and I am happy to be back representing the Imperial brand. Paramount has given Imperial new life since its acquisition two years ago," said John Bond. "I will now be able to take advantage of Paramount's industry leading design expertise, along with their operational and financial strength." read more

"I have known and worked with Tim at two different major golf companies," said Greg Hopkins, Founder/Chairman of Hopkins Golf. "He is simply one of the best at what he does." read more

"Mark informed me in early September that he would like to pursue other opportunities and interests. I thank him for his experience and contributions, especially for having built Sunice into the leading brand it is today, and I wish him well," said Alen Brandman, the majority shareholder of FSB. read more

Bob Husband, Founder and Co-Managing Partner of Heritage Golf Group: "Davis brings a longstanding track record of success in golf and hospitality operations, and together we will provide a unique offering in the industry - a collection of high-quality clubs with customized facilities and tailored operational systems." read more

Affeldt, who also topped the list in 2010, has ranked in a top five spot since 2007, less than a year after taking over as ClubCorp's CEO and president following its acquisition by KSL Capital Partners in 2006. read more

"Without question, Billy Casper Golf is building the best operating platform in the history of golf," said Hill. "Our highly driven and talented team deserves the credit for the 'Most Powerful' honor for consistently delivering fun and memorable experiences for club members and guests." read more

"We are thrilled to have Greg join the SuperStroke team," said Dean Dingman, President of SuperStroke USA. "Our team has worked closely with Greg over the past couple of years. With his extensive knowledge, we will continue to grow the SuperStroke brand across the pro tours and with golfers worldwide." read more

"Chris boasts the rare combination of high-level global experience paired with exceptional relationships at clubs across his territory," said Martin Nilsson, President of Galvin Green USA. "His work is already contributing to our mission of pioneering Galvin Green at better on-course shops throughout the U.S." read more

"Golfers should appreciate that superintendents are highly trained professionals and a passionate group who love what they do. The dedication of the people in the profession is what impresses me the most. Superintendents work behind the scenes, but a superintendent's work is critical to the success of a golf facility and the whole golf industry. Course conditioning is at the top of the list for almost every golfer," said Dickens. read more

"The golf management program at Keiser University COGSM provides a comprehensive learning experience that includes golf course design and maintenance, tournament operations, golf clubfitting and repair, retail management, golf history, golf course management and much more," said John McMurry, Campus Vice-President of Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management. read more

Dr. Ken Chu and Tenniel Chu are the most powerful Asians in golf, respected for their leadership and efforts to develop the game. Among the brothers' accomplishments is spearheading the planning and execution of Mission Hills Haikou with the Chinese government, starting in 2008. When complete, it will have 22 golf courses. read more

"Joe is one of the most respected, well-liked and smartest individuals in the sports industry," said Ben Porter, CEO of GPSI. "We're excited to draw on his business acumen and global connections as we build out the strength of the Visage Media Network." read more

"There is no company in our business that values its storytellers more than Golfweek," said Francis X. Farrell, president/CEO of Turnstile Media Group, parent company of Golfweek. "I am proud that we are able to not only bring one of golf's great journalists back to his craft, but also promote a tried-and-true leader who will build upon the legacy that Jeff has helped establish while breaking new ground of his own." read more

"Both Bill and Patrick are remarkable additions to our staff, and bring an incredible amount of private club expertise that will enhance the club," said Bill Horton, Traditions Club general manager. "Their knowledge will further our goal of revolutionizing the country club experience." read more