The PGA of America is encouraging diverse and locally owned vendors to provide sourcing in support of the following PGA of America events:
2022 PGA Championship – Southern Hills C.C., Tulsa, Okla. (May 16-22)
2022 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship – Harbor Shores Resort, Benton Harbor, Mich. (May 26-29)
2022 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship – Congressional C.C., Bethesda, Md. (June 21-26)
Minority-, women-, LGBT-, disabled-, Veteran-, service-disabled Veteran- and locally owned businesses are invited to participate in PGA VendorMatch. Companies can register through Nov. 9 at the link above to potentially interview with larger, direct PGA vendors (known as prime or Tier 1 vendors) for opportunities during any of the three Championships. Tier 1 vendors are looking for support with:
1. Transportation / bus services (sprinters, transit vans, minibuses and motorcoaches)
2. Catering / food services (cater & deliver lunches)
3. Housing / lodging (1 br / 1 ba or 2 br / 2 ba apartments or homes for rent)
4. Unskilled, non-union labor (janitorial services, forklift operators, unload trucks, tenting, flooring, carpentry, painting, parking attendants, security guards)
5. Electrician services
6. Freight vendors (transporting freight, rollbacks, OTR freight hauler)
7. Fueling vendors
9. Equipment & truck rentals (forklifts, genie lifts, box trucks, stake bed trucks, event rentals)
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PGA Vendor Inclusion Overview
When suppliers have a positive experience in the business of golf and benefit from golf’s economy, they are more likely to participate in the game.
Since golf is a $84.1 billion per year industry, the purchasing decisions that the PGA of America and PGA Professional-affiliated facilities make can be influential in bringing new players into the game. We are committed to including minority-, women-, Veteran-, disabled- and LGBT-owned businesses in our procurement bidding opportunities and business operations. The inclusion of small, local, and diverse-owned businesses helps drive creativity and innovation in pursuit of our mission. We have committed to inclusive bidding, facilitated through our partnerships with various diverse organizations such as the Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce (CLGBTCC), the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA), the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC), Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), and the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR). In addition, we encourage diverse suppliers interested in partnering with the PGA of America to join our supplier database by completing the form below.
Chandler, Campbelle, & Daschle
Chandler Campbelle & Daschle, a minority-owned business, provides shuttle transportation logistics and staffing at PGA Championship events. Chandler, Campbelle, & Daschle (CCD) works with PGA of America’s Prime Supplier, The Convention Store, to deliver uncompromised service and logistics so fans get where they’re going with ease at PGA Championship events. CCD provides centralized and local staffing for shuttles and parking to meet the demands of championships. This can include hiring, training, and mentoring young adults from the inner city to help introduce them to the game of golf, in addition to working with local high schools and universities. CCD attributes their success to being proactive, communicative, and honoring commitments. Their keys to success also include teamwork and empowerment – putting the right people in the right seat on the bus and getting out of the way so they can do what they do best.
“We show up and perform, especially when we have an organization like PGA advocating for us.”Darrell Searcy, President,Chandler, Campbelle, & Daschle
Jon Minor, Zweigle’s
Zweigle’s opened its butcher shop doors to provide the local community with high-quality, great-tasting products such as frankfurts, wieners, sausages and more, inspired by deep-rooted family cultural ties to Germany. The minority-, woman-owned, and family-operated business has been serving the New York area since 1880 and recently paired with the PGA through its VendorMatch initiative. Minor says from the perspective of a small, locally manufactured business, it is a huge opportunity to work with the PGA. The relationship that Zweigle’s is building provides a chance to gain exposure and grow the company. Zweigle’s was able to work together with the PGA’s prime supplier, Levy, to become the vendor of choice for hot dogs and sausages at the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship in Rochester, New York. As the organization looks to increase future opportunities with Levy and the PGA, it is building upon a foundation of passion embedded within its culture and pride behind its products.
“We have been in business since 1880. We are a fifth-generation owner and local manufacturer out of Rochester, New York. We are a minority- and female-owned organization, and that is key because of the PGA of America’s initiative to put diversity out on the course.”Jon Minor, Director of Sales, Zweigle’s
Imran Haider, Owner of US Limo System, Inc.
US Limo System, Inc., a minority-owned business, is a corporate transportation partner for the PGA. US Limo provides high quality, reliable chauffeured transportation that includes a wide range of transportation options available from luxury sedans, limousines, as well as high-quality busses. They were a vendor of choice for luxury transportation at both the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black, in Farmingdale, New York, and the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship in Rochester, New York. Imran Haider, owner of US Limo, did not have a background in golf before partnering with the PGA for the VendorMatch initiative, which demonstrates how participants can expand growth within a new industry.. Haider views golf as an elegant sport and strives to reflect that quality in his company and the hospitality service delivered. Imran’s success can be attributed to hard work, starting as an employee at US Limo and working his way to become the owner of the company. He believes strongly in adaptability in the workplace and the importance of being part of a team. Through working as a diverse vendor with The Convention Store in support of PGA major spectator events, Haider is pleased to be contributing to business growth and the continued opportunity to create a loyal customer base.
“You need to wake up every day knowing something new that you didn’t the day before. The industry is expanding, and we have to be able to wake up and be ready.”Imran Hader, Owner, U.S. Limo System, Inc.