Golf in Business Mode

At the 60th PGA Merchandise Show, the two most outspoken people of golf, Ian Poulter and Dottie Pepper were in the panels for the PGA of America on Thursday. The event was held at the Orange County Convention Center to discuss the business side of golf – Poulter came in to promote his IJP Design fashion line while Pepper was there for her “Bogey Tees Off” children’s book series.

The reason why Poulter stepped into business was because he knew that one could not play on forever till ones death, there had to be something to be done for the living. He had already been involved in clothing lineup but now he is into starting IJP design. His main aim is to attract the attention of the people and he has taken the work really personally and is now greatly involved with all his heart with the whole affair.

Just like Ian Poulter, Dottie Pepper also has taken business very seriously. For this she left NBC Sports in December and now is a member on the PGA of America boards and as assistant captain of the U.S. Solheim Cup team this August. In addition to that she is up fulfilling her passion, writing. She is into multi-tasking because she believes it is the only option in successful business. This reckons that both Poulter and Pepper have the same goal. As per the slogan of PGA America, their aim is to help “Grow the Game,”

It is a yearly duty for Ian Poulter to host an annual junior invitational at Woburn Country Club in England. 100 young players are invited who can be the probable faces of the next generation golf and be an inspiration for the same. On the other hand, Pepper has started junior golf league.

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