In pursuit of a golf industry supply chain that mirrors the demographics of America, PGA VendorMatch provides procurement opportunities for local and diverse-owned suppliers in support of PGA’s spectator championships. PGA VendorMatch helps foster inclusion within our supply chain and economic vitality for our host communities. The size of our championships, their infrastructure, and goods and services equate to the assembling of a small city. A variety of goods and services are needed, such as catering, floral and landscape, printing and signage, audio-visual services, furniture rentals, and more.
We conduct extensive outreach with local and national diverse business associations to increase awareness of products and services needed. Strategic inclusion partnerships with organizations who believe in our commitment and are willing to carry our inclusive procurement message into their communities are a key part of our outreach. Those partners include the National Veteran-Owned Business Association, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, U.S. Black Chambers, Inc., National LGBT Chamber of Commerce, Carolinas LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce, and the United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce.
Business owners can register for the opportunity to be a prospective vendor in support of the PGA Championship, KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, and the Ryder Cup. Upon review of registrations and qualifications, vendors who meet the product and service criteria are contacted to schedule meetings with the PGA or its larger Prime (Tier I) Suppliers.
We create mutually beneficial business relationships with diverse-owned suppliers. This includes minority-owned, women-owned, Veteran-owned, Veteran-disabled-owned, disabled-owned and LGBTQ+ business enterprises. Our goal is to ensure diverse vendors are provided equal opportunities to be included in the procurement process. When suppliers have a positive experience in the business of golf and benefit from golf’s $102 billion economy, they are more likely to participate in golf.
PGA Supplier Spotlights
PGA VendorMatch successes range from sourcing local and diverse-owned vendors for transportation logistics, food products, short-term housing, staffing and much more. Our Prime Suppliers have found unique value propositions, customer service solutions, and innovation through vendor inclusion. From sourcing transportation logistics, shuttles and staffing through companies like Chandler Campbelle & Daschle, a minority-owned business that works with PGA of America’s Prime Supplier, The Convention Store, to Zweigle’s, a minority-, woman-owned, and family-operated business supplying hot dogs and sausages to the PGA’s primary concessionaire and caterer Patina Restaurant Group.
Chandler, Campbelle, & Daschle
“We show up and perform, especially when we have an organization like PGA advocating for us.” — Darrell Searcy, President
Chandler Campbelle & Daschle (CCD), a minority-owned business, provides shuttle transportation logistics and staffing at PGA Championship events. 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.
“Different projects require different timelines, and we were prepared. We knew that when the 2023 PGA Championship came here, they would need stuff done quickly. We were ready for that.” — Jackie Ciresi, Owner
Founded in 1999 in Rochester, NY, Image 360 is a local, women-owned printer that provides digital print with a focus on branding, office signage, banners, wall graphics, floor graphics, and vehicle graphic wraps. Image 360 provided directional signage and CBS Media Compound Lot banners for the 2023 PGA Championship.
Stacy K Florals
“I put it on my bucket list that I wanted to be a PGA florist at some point…and it happened, and it’s been a great experience.” — Stacy K Ercan, Owner
Stacy K is a local, woman-owned floral, decor, and gift studio in Rochester, NY that worked with the PGA’s prime vendor Salem Sports to provide plant arrangements for the 2023 PGA Championship throughout various hospitality locations.
“I took that first step. Do not be afraid to take that step…I am here because of the PGA and Patina Restaurant Group to bring this beautiful product, a healthy product, a proud product of Tequila Sheela to the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship.” — Sheela Marshall, Owner
Sheela Marshall and Natalie Merrick founded local, veteran, and woman-owned Tequila Sheela, based in Frisco, TX. Together they created the USDA certified Organic Tequila which was served in hospitality areas at the 2023 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship.
“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
Founded in 1880 in Rochester, NY, Zweigle’s is a fifth-generation owner and local manufacturer of high-quality USDA meats, including sausages, meatballs, grilled chicken, and hot dogs. Zweigle’s has supplied hot dogs and sausages for concessions and hospitality at the 2023 PGA Championship and the 2019 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship.
In collaboration with our Prime Suppliers, we are committed to making a positive impact through diverse partnerships and driving growth and sustainability. PGA VendorMatch provides a Win-Win-Win for local and diverse-owned vendors, Prime Suppliers, and the fan experience.
We are committed to procurement processes and practices that will enhance opportunities for diverse vendors. Our Commitment is defined by:
1. Proactively seeking out certified diverse-owned vendors that fit our needs and standards.
2. Identifying diverse-owned vendors through engagement with a variety of minority business councils and encouraging our employees to explore opportunities with diverse vendors.
3. Expanding the opportunities offered to diverse-owned vendors by encouraging our primary vendors to offer opportunities to diverse vendors through PGA VendorMatch.
4. Engaging with our industry partners to share ideas and information to help expand diverse-owned vendor opportunities.
5. Communicating the value of vendor inclusion internally and externally to stakeholders.