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Donna Simelunas

Database Manager

NGF has maintained a database of every golf course in the US since 1936. Today we maintain a worldwide database of over 33,000 golf courses, as well as golf ranges, golf stores and all types of golf businesses. For Donna, as Database Manager, it’s all about the details and keeping the databases up-to-date as well as adding new golf facilities as they open and golf businesses as they are discovered. The database staff spends their days reaching out to golf courses through email and phone calls, continuously updating the NGF CRM system. Every golf course in the US receives an email and/or a phone call from us annually. Internationally it’s a little more complicated, but we manage it through email, satellite imagery and some help from our international friends and associations.

What Are You Most Likely to Order at the 19th Hole?

A glass of merlot

All Time Favorite Player

Bubba Watson

If You Could Play Anywhere in the World?

Kauri Cliffs in New Zealand

What's Your First Golf Memory

Hunting for lost balls on the course with my Dad after hours

If You Had Your Choice of Any Other Job in the Golf Industry?

The person who follows the players at tournaments to monitor club and logo endorsement compliance