PDGA Welcomes Alan Kane as Events Manager
The Professional Disc Golf Association is pleased to announce the hiring of Alan Kane of Columbia, South Carolina as the new PDGA Events Manager. Mr. Kane began work in the newly created position on January 2, 2012. His primary responsibilities will be the management of PDGA owned events, such as the Professional and Amateur Disc Golf World Championships, and the Collegiate Disc Golf National Championships, as well as providing logistical support to sanctioned events on the 1300+ event PDGA tour.
Alan recently graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Sport and Entertainment Management. While working towards his degree, he successfully completed two internships with the PDGA, the latter of which he served as the Assistant Tournament Director of the 2011 National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships. Alan has been instrumental in expanding collegiate disc golf and is the tournament director of the Southeast Collegiate Open, the nation’s largest collegiate disc golf tournament besides the National Championships.
Alan also worked in the restaurant business for 10 years garnering a great appreciation for customer service; and for the last five years worked in civil engineering, providing him with great attention to detail. These qualities coupled with his experience in disc golf and event management will make him a great asset to the PDGA and its membership.
“The PDGA is extremely pleased to have Alan Kane joining our staff”, stated Executive Director Brian Graham. “Alan has demonstrated his abilities over the past couple of years, and we look forward to putting his dedication, skills, and experience to work serving our members and promoting the PDGA and the sport of Disc Golf around the world.”