Pacific Golf Group (PGG) is a golf management and investment company that owns and operates several popular and well established golf websites since 1992. Based in San Diego, CA, PGG runs San Diego Golf Reservations, which is the oldest golf call center in Southern California booking golfers at the historic Torrey Pines golf course and 20 other premier golf courses. PGG also operates Clickitgolf.com, which provides golfers with a national platform to play public and semi-private golf courses around the USA. ClickitGolf has access to over 3,000 golf courses nationwide. In addition, advertisers of all industry types work with Clickit to connect with its golfing database of over 6 million golfers. PGG is known for investing in golf legacy businesses with updated technology, social media platforms, and management personnel to continue its leadership role in the golf industry.
Cam Stephens is the owner of San Diego Golf Reservations and ClickitGolf. He serves as the CEO of Pacific Golf, Inc.
Prior to Pacific Golf, Cam spent the last 19 years working for American Golf, one of the leading golf management companies which operates more than 300 golf courses throughout the USA. He held many different positions in the company, including Vice President of Operations in California and Vice President of Revenue Management. Stephens also oversaw public and private golf courses in Southern California, Northern California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Hawaii, Colorado, Michigan, and Arizona. He also helped lead a team that created the online tee-time website Golfzing.com.
Stephens also worked for the UC Santa Barbara Athletics Department where he was responsible for marketing, fundraising, and game operations. He has also been a baseball coach at Westmont College and Santa Barbara City College as well as working for Major League Baseball and the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.
Cam Stephens received a bachelor’s degree in business from UC Santa Barbara and a master’s degree in sports management from the U.S. Sports Academy in Alabama.
He grew up in a small town in Eastern Oregon and now lives in Poway, CA with his wife and four children.
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Jeff Shavitz is a co-owner of ClickitGolf and serves as the Chief Golf Officer and Advisor to the company.
Prior to joining ClickitGolf, Shavitz was a successful and serial entrepreneur having started and sold 3 companies. Shavitz’s most recent venture was co-founding Charge Card Systems Inc., a national credit card processing company that helped merchants (including many state sections of the PGA and individual golf courses) with their processing requirements for Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. The company grew to more than 500 sales agents throughout the country with three regional offices. In 2012, the company was sold to Card Connect and was their largest acquisition.
In addition to his business ventures, Shavitz is an Amazon #1 best-selling author of 4 business books; Size Doesn’t Matter – Why Small Business is BIG Business developed a cult following and one chapter was dedicated to the power of nurturing authentic relationships on the golf course. In 2017, Jeff’s latest book Driving Golf Course Incremental Revenue was released and provides 140 “ahas” explaining how golf executives will grow their courses top line revenue and bottom line profitability.
Shavitz received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Tufts University and spent one semester at the London School of Economics, specializing in finance. He is very involved in civic and philanthropic organizations, including Young Presidents’ Organization and is a contributing writer for Entrepreneur Magazine and The Business Journals.
Jeff is married, has 3 children, 2 dogs and his selfish goal is to play the top 100 golf courses in the USA.
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Rhodehamel is the President of ClickitGolf and San Diego Golf Reservations. Most of his daily focus is spent on the total operations of ClickitGolf.
Prior to joining Pacific Golf, Rhodehamel has had long track record in golf operations. He has worked for ClubCorp, American Golf, Touchstone Golf and Billy Casper Golf management companies. Jason has made a name for himself as detailed golf operator, social media marketing expert, and a customer service champion. He also spent 5 years working for Office Depot before entering the golf industry, where he managed the leading sales branch in Southern California for three straight years. Jason is currently an apprentice with the PGA of America.
Rhodehamel was born and raised in San Diego (4th generation SD native). He has Social Behavioral Science degree from College of the Redwoods. Jason is married and has two great kids: Axion & Voyce.
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