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Bridgestone Golf President & CEO Dan Murphy to Speak at National Club Conference

The National Club Association, representing private clubs throughout the U.S., today announced Dan Murphy, president & CEO of Bridgestone Golf, will speak at its 2023 National Club Conference, May 7-9 in Chicago.

Murphy will address attendees, who are leaders of top private clubs throughout the U.S., on “A Manufacturing View of Golf.”

Bridgestone began manufacturing golf balls in 1935 and began designing and making clubs in 1972. The company is a leader in the golf marketplace, known for quality and a passion for the game, and its catalog now includes accessories, bags, apparel and more.

“Bridgestone is a leader in the industry and we’re looking forward to hearing Dan speak at the National Club Conference,” says National Club Association President & CEO Joe Trauger. “His perspective on golf and clubs is invaluable and it’s a privilege to have him on our stage in Chicago.”

Bridgestone draws from nearly 1,000 golf ball patents and the leading rubber experts in the world to design the industry’s best golf balls. A major differentiator over all other brands, it leverages the invaluable knowledge of 900-plus polymer engineers in the R&D process. This engineering and manufacturing expertise is combined with real-world data collected from 3 million golf ball fittings over the past decade. The result is a line-up of models perfectly customized for any player type, from PGA TOUR superstar to beginner.

Murphy was with Bridgestone Golf USA from 2004 to 2015, most recently as executive vice president of sales and marketing. During that tenure, he helped the brand increase market share to No. 2 in the ball category, grew domestic revenue by roughly 250% and negotiated title rights to the PGA Tour’s annual World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club (Ohio).

As president and CEO, he is responsible for directing the company’s core business functions, including product planning and production, marketing, sales and customer relations.

Hosted by the National Club Association at the Union League Club of Chicago, the Conference is the definitive national forum for private club presidents, board members, general managers/CEOs and executives, showcasing prominent thought leaders and solutions providers with extraordinary networking and recreational events. Visit for more information.

About NCA

The National Club Association (NCA) has been the advocate for the private club industry in Washington, D.C., for more than 60 years. As the voice of private clubs on Capitol Hill, NCA ensures that club concerns are forefront when legislative and regulatory issues affecting the industry are being decided. In addition, NCA provides club leaders an outstanding array of resources on club industry trends, governance best practices, legal and operational matters and ways to strengthen club leadership.

For more information, contact Kim Fernandez, CAE, vice president of communications: [email protected].