Paul Levy, PGA of America Leaders

Paul Levy

President

 

 

Paul Levy was elected as PGA President in November 2016. Previously, he served two-year terms each as PGA Vice President and PGA Secretary.

He was President of Club Operations and Development for Sunrise Company, where he served for 18 years; and was also the CEO and General Manager at Toscana Country Club in Indian Wells, California.

Levy earned PGA membership in 1986, and has served in a leadership capacity at both the Section and national levels since 1992. A member of the Southern California PGA Section, Levy brings a deep commitment to enhancing the skills and employment opportunities of PGA Professionals to his role as PGA President.

From 2004-2008, Levy was a member of the PGA Board of Control. He has served on several National Committees dating back to the early 1990s.

Levy was president of the Southern Texas PGA Section from 1998-2000, and earned the 2000 Southern Texas PGA Golf Professional of the Year Award. He has also been named as a three-time Section PGA Junior Golf Leader recipient (1992, ’93, ’98); the 1999 Section Bill Strausbaugh Award winner; and the 1997 Section Merchandiser of the Year for Public Facilities. Additionally, he chaired every major committee of the Section at one time in his tenure as a Section leader. From 2007-2012, Levy was elected as an Independent Director on the Southern California PGA Board of Directors.

From 1999-2004, Levy served as General Manager and PGA Director of Golf at Royal Oaks Country Club in Houston, and was the Senior Vice President of Club Operations for Sunrise Company (the developer of Royal Oaks Country Club), overseeing properties in Nevada, California, Colorado and Texas. In 2004, Levy moved to Southern California to oversee the development of Toscana. Four years later, he became the President of Club Operations and Development for Sunrise.

In 1992, he founded PKL Golf Group Company, a golf management and development company, and served as its President and CEO. He is a Member of the CMAA, NGCOA and NGF.

A native of New Orleans, Levy is a 1983 graduate of Louisiana State University, where he was a three-year member of the Tigers golf team. Earlier in his career, his passion for playing in Section events saw him place third in 1985, and runner-up in 1986, in the Southern Texas PGA Assistant Championship.

His community involvement has included creating scholarship foundations for employees of both Royal Oaks Country Club and Toscana Country Club. Levy also has served as a member of the Southern California Golf Association Governmental Affairs Committee; was creator and director of the Fort Bend ISD PGA First Swing Program; and a member of Katy (Texas) School District Partners, which presented him with its Education Award of Excellence.

Levy and his wife, Heidi, live in Indian Wells. They are the parents of three sons: Nathan, Kristopher and Travis; two daughters: Nakayla and Destiny; and have five grandchildren.