After serving as the tournament director for the Web.com Tour Championship from 2016 to 2018, Adam Renfroe is now directing the Inaugural Furyk & Friends PGA TOUR Champions event. The tournament will take place Oct. 8-10 at Timuquana Country Club in Jacksonville.
Tell us a little about yourself and your background?
I am one of three boys in our family and was raised in Perry, Georgia. I went to The University of Georgia (GO DAWGS!) where I met my wife, Jessica. Shortly after college, I was hired by the PGA TOUR, which brought my wife and I to Jacksonville. We have been in Jacksonville six years now and have truly found our home.
What led to you getting involved and becoming director of the Constellation Furyk & Friends tournament?
I was the tournament director for the Web.com Tour Championship from 2016 to 2018 and after nearly 10 years working for the PGA TOUR, I was approached with an opportunity to join Jim and Tabitha Furyk as they launched their very first PGA TOUR Champions event. I, of course, jumped on the opportunity and have been a part of this great team ever since.
What are the goals in the first year of the tournament?
There are certainly many goals we have in mind while trying to execute a great event, but they are all centered on our charitable impact. As many people know, PGA TOUR events benefit charities in the markets they play, and our event is no exception. With the support of our partners, we intend to donate more than $1 million this year to local charities and will grow our impact year after year.
What do you enjoy most about the work you do?
I absolutely love what I do! What I enjoy the most is that I get to chase my passion, working with a great team, and the net result is impacting so many lives. Whether you are a fan attending the tournament or a recipient of the charitable distributions, our tournament has a positive impact on so many lives. It’s a privilege to be a part of a team that works so hard for others.
How has the community support been?
The community support has been overwhelming! Both from our corporate community and our philanthropic community. So many people have contributed to our success so far and with their help, we are poised to have a great year and will build on our success in future years.
What have been some of the challenges faced with starting a new tournament?
The majority of the challenges in starting a new event at Timuquana Country Club are simply the logistics. Very few golf courses are built to host a major professional event, so the first question you ask is, where is everyone going to park? Thanks to the support from NAS JAX, Baptist Health, JTA and others, we have solved this challenge and have many arrival options for all of our fans.
What do you enjoy most about living in the North Florida area?
My wife and I really enjoy the cultural diversity of North Florida and the countless outdoor activities that are available year-round. Whether you want to go to the beaches, Riverside, St. Augustine or Town Center, each area has a different vibe and plenty of outdoor recreations. The weather, the bountiful supply of golf courses and the different bodies of water have convinced us that North Florida will be our forever-home.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I’m a true golf enthusiast and, when I’m not working in golf, I’m playing it! In addition to golf, my wife and I really enjoy paddle boarding, going to the beach or grabbing a nice dinner with friends.