by Rick Price, PGA
The Arizona Golf Hall of Fame announces three new inductees into the 2011 Hall of Fame. Jim Frazier, a former leader of the Phoenix Thunderbirds, Barbara Burton for her devotion for more than 30 years of volunteer work to junior golf programs in Arizona, and Ron McPherson (PHOTO), the President and CEO of the Antigua Group Inc.
Ron McPherson, a close friend and supporter of the Southwest Section PGA and junior golf. His company is involved in sponsoring practically every golf organization in the state. Antigua has sponsored the Antigua Junior Tour for over 20 years and recently sponsored the National High School Championships in Scottsdale.
McPherson’s leadership role has taken this Arizona based company’s humble beginnings from the 1970’s and has grown into one of the nation’s leading brands in golf lifestyle apparel and accessories. The company understands the importance of supporting the local community and has made it a goal to be a part of the community, especially in supporting junior golf. He has also been honored with the Ernie Sabayrac Award for lifetime contributions to golf by the PGA of America and the Spirit of Philanthropy Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals.