Mr. Diamond is the considered one of the best operations people in the golf industry. He was most recently General Manager of Dallas National Golf Club, one of the country’s premier private clubs. Mr. Diamond is now a member of and Senior advisor to Dallas National. Prior to serving at Dallas National, Mr. Diamond was Executive Vice President of Operations for Crenshaw Golf and a General Manager for ClubCorp. He served as full time Manager at Stonebriar, and Mr. Diamond was also the Tournament Director of the Associate Club Championships, the largest and the most prestigious amateur event held for country club members. Mr. Diamond was one of the creators of the Preferred Vendor program for ClubCorp. Mr. Diamond worked with Mr. Dowling in the establishment of relationships within the Preferred Vendor Program which saved ClubCorp more than $2 million annually. He served as Manager at numerous ClubCorp clubs throughout his 18-year career at ClubCorp, and has also served as Regional Manager and Director of Golf Operations. While under his direction, Stonebriar Country Club earned the distinction as the Club of the Year, and his operations were traditionally among the highest producing in revenue and profit, while also winning awards as being among the top five per cent rated clubs in member satisfaction. He earned numerous awards from ClubCorp at both the club level as well as a corporate operator. He has experience as a golf professional and has extensive experience in all areas of operations both inside the club and in field operations. He is well known and respected in the golf industry for his ability and service to the industry. His 30+ years in the industry provides him extensive contacts and relationships within the apparel and equipment manufacturing areas. Mr. Diamond is a graduate of Illinois State University where he played on the ISU golf team.
William P. (Bill) Dowling
PGA Life & Quarter Century Member
Mr. Dowling is one of the most highly regarded professionals in the golf industry. He was a partner in and served as Executive Vice-President of Golf Operations for Crenshaw Golf overseeing all facets of club operations. Prior to that he was Director of Golf at the flagship property for Club Corp, Brookhaven Country Club, a 54-hole complex with more than 2000 golfing members. From 1992 until 1998, he served as Regional Golf Operations Advisor for Club Corp for 23 clubs located in the Central and Southwest geographic regions of the country. He has a unique understanding of how to manage, service to customers, and in using assets of the club to generate additional revenues through outside programs. He has hired over a dozen PGA Head Professionals/Managers. He has served as a member of the PGA Board of Directors for the Southern Texas PGA Section of the PGA of America. In addition to his vast training and experience in the shop operations area, he has been a significant contributor to improvement programs such as automated tee time programs, construction and remodeling of golf shops, selection of point of sale soft-ware, and served on the Preferred Vendor and Purchasing Council for Club Corp. Mr. Dowling has also served as Chairman of the Children’s Medical Chip Moody Classic, an auction party and golf tournament that raises over $250k annually benefitting Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Dowling has an Associates Degree from Lincolnland Community College.