Joe Beditz joined the NGF in 1984, and has served as the organization’s President and Chief Executive since 1989. He is widely recognized as a leading expert on the business of golf, and under his leadership the NGF, founded in 1936, has become the official information resource for the golf industry.
As President, Dr. Beditz has served on the NGF’s board of directors alongside some of the most influential golf business leaders of our time. He has conducted consumer and market studies on virtually every segment of the game and business of golf, and serves as a strategic consultant to the CEO’s of many of the industry’s leading companies.
As an author, he has published a myriad of studies and reports on the state of the game and business of golf, and as a speaker he is frequently asked to provide insights and information on consumer and economic trends affecting the future of golf.
He is a graduate of the University of North Dakota, and holds a Ph.D. from Florida State University in Educational Research and Measurement. Dr. Beditz serves on several boards and committees, including the (Jack and Barbara) Nicklaus Children’s Healthcare Charities and the NCA Foundation.