Ken Bentley, President of the Advocates Pro Golf Association Tour

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By Bo Van Pelt & Farrell Evans, Bo Van Pelt, and Farrell Evans. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

Summary: Golf is one of those sports where when you come out of college there is no team to help you transition into life as a pro. Pro golfers are independent contractors who pay their own bills and plan their own transportation. It's especially hard when you're a young player without significant financial resources or connections. That's where Ken Bentley comes in. The former Nestle executive started the APGA Tour in 2010 to increase diversity in pro golf and to give mostly minority players resources to prepare their games for the PGA Tour. With Bo and Farrell, Bentley, a former college tennis player, shares his vision for the APGA Tour and some of the lessons he got along the way from icons like tennis great Arthur Ashe.

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