Las Vegas, Nevada (December 26, 2011)–Ryan Moore has always done things his way. And now his way includes adding course operator to his title of PGA Tour winner. Moore was a 4-time All-American at UNLV in the early/mid nineties and recently formed a a golf course management company in his native state of Washington. –By Brian Hurlburt.
"As part of a busy offseason, Moore and 13 partners – mainly friends and family – formed RMG Golf Course Management LLC, or RMG Club, which aims to pump a little life back in the South Sound’s sagging golf economy," writes Todd Milles at the News Tribune in Washington. "Not only will RMG Club run the day-to-day operations at the Classic Country Club in Spanaway and McCormick Woods in Port Orchard, the company announced Thursday that it had acquired Oakbrook Golf and Country Club in Lakewood."
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Moore won the U.S. Amateur and NCAA individual title in 2004 while at UNLV. And early in his PGA Tour career he made it known that he didn't want any equipment or clothing sponsors showing his business risk-taking nature. He was the only Tour player out there without any logos on bags, shirts, or hats. And now Moore has jumped at the chance to help infuse some excitement into the business side of golf, a venture that some might call risky given the state of the economy and the business of golf.
“We want this to be a product that appeals to everyone – and not just to people who are 45 and can afford a membership and go play golf any time they want,” Moore told Milles. “We want people to have great facilities that they can go play at a reasonable rate.” Milles continued: "This is the latest venture for Moore, who has developed a business interest since joining the PGA Tour full-time in 2006. He became a minority owner in Scratch Golf, a high-end club manufacturer, in 2009 – only to leave a year later to join Adams Golf."