Maggie Will

Maggie Will is a three-time winner on the LPGA Tour, golf instructor, former college golfer, former college golf coach, and founder of Will2Golf, an online golf tournament search database and schedule-building site for junior golfers. Leaning on her more than 40 years in the golf industry as a player, coach, and entrepreneur, Maggie has built a premier web-based resource that guides junior golfers and their families on their path to playing opportunities nationwide.

Following her competitive playing days, Maggie was the head women’s golf coach at the University of Richmond. She was named CAA Conference Coach of the Year, and also served as an assistant coach for the women’s golf programs at UNC Wilmington (2012 CAA Championship Team) and North Carolina State. On the men’s side she worked with Virginia Commonwealth University.

Maggie has been a member of the LPGA Tour since 1989, the PGA of America since 2000 and the LPGA Teaching & Club Professionals since 2009. Maggie is a native of Whiteville, North Carolina and was inducted into the Greater Wilmington (N.C.) Sports Hall of Fame in 2013.

Along with many junior titles won, Maggie was the Carolinas Golf Association Junior of the Year, a North Carolina Women’s Amateur Champion, and a member of the NCAA National Championship runner-up team at Furman University under Hall of Fame Coach, Mic Potter. Maggie has published many articles on golf technique, tips, course management, and contributed to GOLF Magazine’s “The Best Putting Instruction Book Ever!”. She is also the founder and owner of Get Fit For Putting, a lesson-based putter-fitting business.

Dr. Joseph Mahan

With more than two decades of classroom experience, Dr. Mahan has been at the Temple University School of Sport, Tourism & Hospitality Management since 2009. He has taught a range of courses at both the undergraduate and Master’s levels, including sports marketing, research and current issues in sport management. Over the past 12 years, he has developed courses and curricula for both the B.S. in Sport & Recreation Management and M.S. in Sport Business programs. In addition, he is a co-founder of STHM’s first, fully-online Executive MS program.

A member of the Provost’s Teaching Academy since 2015, Dr. Mahan has been recognized for teaching innovation and excellence; twice, he has been named STHM Outstanding Teacher (2012-13 & 2014-15), was named as a Fox/STHM Dean’s Teaching Fellow (2013-2015), and has received a Leader in Teaching Innovation Award from the Fox School of Business in 2014. He served as Chair of the Department of Sport & Recreation Management from 2016-2020.

Jeff Shifrin

A sports marketing industry executive with over 30 years developing brands and strategies. Jeff has worked with every major sport and marketers who sought his expertise and knowledge about the relationships with a sport audience. A proven brand builder and organizational leader whose career is highlighted by the following trajectory:

  • 7 years as Promotion Director at Kraft Foods
  • 5 years as partner at Ander Communications, a Promotional Marketing agency in New York City
  • 18 years with Octagon Sports & Entertainment Agency, the last 10 as Global President and COO
  • 3 years at CSM Sport & Entertainment as CEO
Kelly Elbin

Kelly Elbin

Kelly Elbin is a veteran of the golf industry with more than 30 years of experience, highlighted by 12 years with the PGA of America as Director of Communications where he moderated player interviews in the press rooms at the Ryder Cup, PGA Championship, and Senior PGA Championship.

Kelly also served in high-level positions as Editor and Associate Editor of PGA Magazine, the monthly publication of and for the PGA of America.  Furthermore, as VP of Communications for Softspikes, Inc., Elbin oversaw and led the strategic communications and marketing plans for the pioneering company that led the entire game and industry change while converting from metal spikes to plastic cleats.

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