MARK LOWRY, PRESIDENT, NATIONAL PLAYER DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION, A KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT 2ND ANNUAL AFRICAN AMERICAN GOLF EXPO & FORUM, AUG. 27-31, CHARLOTTE, NC
Jim Beatty, president of Jim Beatty Golf Ventures and expo organizer announces Mark Lowry, president of the National Player Development Foundation, as a keynote speaker at the 2nd annual African American Golf Expo & Forum being held on August 27-31 in Charlotte, NC. Mark will speak and conduct a workshop on the need to fund golfers of color on a competitive level.
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Mark Lowry’s work and success with instituting a player development system were well documented in the mid-90s when, in 1995, he was selected to create and launch the Chicago Public School’s Elementary school golf training program to feed a struggling high school team program. By 1998, the program began to receive national acclaim as over forty elementary schools were offering after school golf instruction while simultaneously,
Mark expanded the high school golf program with growth from nine of the CPS system’s seventy-three high schools to over thirty who competed and advanced from city competition to producing qualifiers at the regional and state level. In 1998, Lowry joined the new industry initiative, The First Tee, where for 20 years he held positions in senior leadership. Lowry played a key role in developing the strategies that would guide the development and operations of the organization from a concept to a nationally recognized youth golf development organization.
As Vice President of Network Management, Mark oversaw the development and support of the organization’s eight national regions and over 150 network chapters. These experiences gave rise to the National Golf Player Development Foundation (NGPDF).
Lowry says, “The time has come to support the efforts of the players, parents, organizations and institutions that are working to deepen the competitive player pool of players of color. The NGPDF, through its efforts to secure individual, corporate and industry funding resources and developmental partnerships, will identify deserving young players of color and provide support to individuals, programs and institutions that equally share the goal to increase the competitive player pool representing minority communities.”
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