FORMER Tour professional and now well known television presenter Grant Dodd has been given the task of taking the game of golf to a wider audience.
It was announced today Dodd has been appointed as PGA of Australia ambassador for 12 months.
“Grant is universally known within the Australian golf community and is respected for both his achievements and his passion for our game,” said Max Garske, Chief Executive Officer of the PGA of Australia.
“Grant has worked continuously to promote Australian Golf and has much personal insight into how we as an Industry can go forward. For this reason Grant will be a great asset to the PGA as we endeavour to identify new and increased opportunities to promote both PGA members and the game of golf.”
Welcoming his appointment, Dodd said: “The PGA has a great vision for taking the game of golf forward in this country, a vision that it is being pursued in an innovative and proactive way and I look forward to playing a role in helping them to achieve their desired outcomes.”
In his role as an ambassador, Dodd will be available as a spokesperson for the PGA and will also be utilised to promote the PGA brand on key occasions throughout the year.
In a professional golf career between 1993 and 2004, Dodd played on the Australasian, Asian and European Tour’s.
During that time, he won the 1999 BTC Slovenian Open on the European Challenge Tour and also played in the 1997 and 1998 British Open’s, at Royal Troon and Royal Birkdale respectively.
In 2007 he became a member of the Network TEN golf broadcast team after working with FOX Sports in 2006.
He is co-host of the The Pro Shop on ONE HD, and commentates on ESPN Star and its affiliates around the world for ONE Asia broadcasts.