Bevacqua: PGA Undecided On Potential Move Of HQ To Frisco
PGA of America CEO Pete Bevacqua said a decision "has not been made" regarding the organization's potential move to Frisco, but added it is "still certainly a possibility," according to Brad Townsend of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. Bevacqua, who last month accepted the position of NBC Sports Group President and will begin in his new role in early September, yesterday said it is "also a possibility that we'll stay in southern Florida or even look at opportunities around the rest of the country." But Bevacqua noted the organization two years ago concluded that the current HQ in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., was just "not getting it done for us." He said the buildings there were "not designed in a way that's what's in mind with kind of a modern headquarters setting." Meanwhile, Townsend notes one "significant step paving the PGA's move to Frisco may have been taken Tuesday," as it was reported that Dallas-based Hunt Realty Investments "purchased Frisco's 2,544-acre Headquarters Ranch." The area "includes the large parcel of land that has been earmarked" for a potential new PGA HQ, as well as "two 18-hole championship courses, a 9-hole course and practice facility, all of which would be completely or largely controlled by the PGA" (DALLAS MORNING NEWS, 8/9). Bevacqua said of the rumored move, "Our goal is to resolve that and come to a conclusion as quickly as possible. We're just not there yet" (AP, 8/8).