Community Budget Issue Requests - Tracking Id #2689
PGA Historical Center
Requester: Matt Mucci Organization: Arnall and Associates
Project Title: PGA Historical Center Date Submitted 1/15/2003 4:22:26 PM
Sponsors: Atwater
Statewide Interest:
Encourages tourism to South Florida which in turn benefits the entire State.
Recipient: PGA of America   Contact: Matt Mucci  
  100 Avenue of the Champions   Contact Phone: (850) 222-7758  
  Palm Beach Gardens 32418
Counties: Palm Beach
Gov't Entity:   Private Organization (Profit/Not for Profit): Yes
Project Description:
Reimburses cost and covers future expenses of PGA Historical Center which celebrates the growth and history of golf in the United States as paralleled by the advancements of the Professional Golfers' Association of America. The project is a new and exciting resource for golf historians as well as beginners and serves as a highly functional conference facility. It is also the home of the Probst Library, which includes more than 6,000 hard-cover books, more than 3,000 handbooks and yearbooks; and some 600 bound periodicals including every edition of "PGA Magazine" dating back to its origins in 1920.
Is this a water project as described in Chapter 2002-291, Laws of Florida? No
Measurable Outcome Anticipated:
Golf is a very viable and profitable part of the State's tourism industry with an estimated 1,169 golf courses in Florida, garnering an annual revenue of $4.4 billion in 2000. Out of State visitors accounted for more than 33% of the total rounds played in Florida in 2000, while travel-related expenses by these golfing visitors reached $22.9 billion. As evidenced by the large role that golf plays in the State's tourism industry, a comprehensive one-of-a-kind historical center would bring additional revenue to our State's tourism industry.
Amount requested from the State for this project this year: $100,000
Total cost of the project: $2,100,000
Request has been made to fund: Construction
What type of match exists for this project? None
  Cash Amount $  
Was this project previously funded by the state?   No
Is future-year funding likely to be requested?   No
Was this project included in an Agency's Budget Request?   No
Was this project included in the Governor's Recommended Budget? No
Is there a documented need for this project? Yes
  Documentation: Research Library and Historical Center Enhances Tourism
Was this project request heard before a publicly noticed meeting of a body of elected officials (municipal, county, or state)?   No