Vice President and Executive Director, The Presidents Cup | PGA TOUR
Matt Kamienski, 42, is a Vice President with the PGA TOUR and Executive Director of The Presidents Cup. Kamienski is responsible for the strategic development, revenue generation/management, operational management and overall leadership of the Presidents Cup event when staged internationally. In addition Kamienski is also responsible for the management and oversight of the PGA TOUR’s office in Australia which includes to planning and delivery of the 2018 Melbourne World Cup of Golf.
The Presidents Cup is one of the most prestigious and anticipated events on golf’s calendar. Held every two years, The Presidents Cup is a team match play competition featuring 24 of the world’s top golfers – 12 from the United States and 12 from around the world, excluding Europe. The event alternates between sites in the United States and international venues. The 2019 event will be held at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. This will mark the third time that the event has been held in Australia, all at The Royal Melbourne Golf Club, making it the only course and country outside the United States to host it more than once.
Introduction - Matt Kamienski's overview of his credentials, and a summary of his long standing career in the development of major golf events, particularly in international locations across the world;
The importance of the game of golf, and the accessibility of golf courses in the community to bring people together, of all ages and backgrounds;
Overview of why the PGA TOUR chooses Melbourne, and their other host cities across the world, to stage their major events;
The importance of major golfing events to the development and growth of the Australian golf and leisure industry, and the development and growth of the game globally and how it positively impacts people, and why it is important;
The process of planning and implementing an international major event in a sports-centric city;
Focus on the operational requirements for the delivery of such a significant temporary infrastructure, catering to over 100,000 people in a greenfield site
The legacy and impact that Major Events such as the Presidents Cup carry for the host cities it visits;
Why governments and corporates should continue to host and sponsor events such as the Presidents Cup and other major sporting events;