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We’ve Been Innovators in the Golf Industry for 25+ Years

For over 25 years, the team at Anera Sports has worked with companies throughout the country to implement customized, full service golf tournaments to fit their exact needs. Companies turn to us for our knowledge of golf, our unparalleled service and attention to every detail.

Our staff focuses on strategic planning and organization in a variety of areas throughout the entire year to help ensure the success of each event.

We handle all aspects of event management from concept to post event including tournament operations, sales and marketing, course operations, players and volunteers.

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Who We Are

Staff

Rob Addington

Rob Addington

CEO

Rob Addington has been described as an innovative golf executive for the past 25 years, leading one of the country’s most dynamic golf associations. He is a strategic leader with lifelong interest in golf and contagious passion for the game. He is known throughout golf world for his dedication to promoting golf as a recreational industry and for his commitment to the proliferation of golf’s ideals.  

As Executive Director of the Texas Golf Association, TGA Foundation  (2001-2018), the Trans-Miss Golf Association and Amateur Golf Alliance, Rob works with the Board of Directors on creating strategy and overseeing the operations of these organizations. Under his leadership, the TGA was recognized by the USGA as the fastest growing golf association in the country 9 times while at the helm and involved in many of the USGA’s strategic initiatives. 

Previously, he served as CEO of The Sporting Scene, as SR. Vice President of Marketing for the Southwest Region of the Paragon Real Estate Group and Vice President of Marketing at the Mullen Company, a real estate development firm.

Rob is active in golf governance. He is a USGA committee member and serves on the boards of the International Association of Golf Administrators (President 2014-2015) during which he spearheaded a new strategic plan which is now , the Spirit Golf Association, the Texas Golf Hall of Fame and Brook Hollow Golf Club President 2014. Rob holds a BS in Organizational Communications from the University of Texas at Austin. Living in Dallas with his wife Rebecca and children: Chase, Lauren, twins Katie & Peyton.

Amanda Kolb

Manager of Operations

Amanda Kolb has served the golf association community since graduating from college.  She served as a USGA PJ Boatwright Intern for the Delaware Golf Association before becoming a full-time staff member of the Texas Golf Association.  During her time with the TGA, Kolb served in many capacities within the championship department; including management of the Texas Legends Junior Tour, USGA Qualifiers, and Men’s & Women’s TGA Championships. She currently serves as the Tournament Director for the Trans-Mississippi Golf Association and Amateur Golf Alliance, and manages the TMGA Turf Scholarship Programs. She assists at the Veritex Bank Championship and Compliance Solutions Championship with operations and volunteer management. Her knowledge of tournament operations and administration brings a great deal of experience to the organization. Amanda holds a BS in Marketing with a Minor in Sport Management from George Mason University. Originally from Chapel Hill, NC, she now lives in Carrollton, TX with her dog Carly.

Erin Gasbarro

Tournament Director – Veritex Bank Championship and Compliance Solutions Championship

Erin serves as the Tournament Director for both Korn Ferry Tour events Anera Sports operates; the Veritex Bank Championship and the Compliance Solutions Championship. Prior to joining Anera, Erin had an enormous amount of professional golf tournament management including the role of Assistant Tournament Director for fellow Korn Ferry Tour event the TPC Colorado Championship (now The Ascendant presented by Blue), and numerous roles across the LPGA Tour – the 2017 Solheim Cup, the ANA Inspiration, the Cambia Portland Classic, and many years on the now Epson Tour. Erin’s background also includes operational experience from events in the corporate meeting world. From event management to sponsor activation, Erin’s experience brings a high level of expertise to the Anera team and our events.

Wes Johnson

Sales Manager – Compliance Solutions Championship

Wes has held various roles in sales management in the sports arena and broadcast media for the past 20 years. He has held positions with the SBC Championship, Learfield Sports, General Motors R*Works, Event Buy Power, KPRC Local 2 in Houston, KOCO Channel 5 in Oklahoma City, and Compliance Solutions. He is looking forward to sharing his passion for the love of golf in his role at Anera Sports. Wes holds a MBA in Sports Management from the University of Dallas and lives in Edmond, Oklahoma with his wife Penny.

Grant Manning

Sales and Sponsorship Manager – Veritex Bank Championship

Grant leads the marketing and sponsorship sales team at Anera Sports. Prior to joining Anera, Grant began his professional career at the PGA TOUR Headquarters. He was a Sales Associate in the National Sales & Service department where he supported the marketing, business development, and customer service efforts of various Championship Management and Co-Sanctioned tournament teams. On top of being a huge sports fan, he brings experience from the sports industry, including positions with Stetson University Athletics, the Daytona Tortugas, and the National Collegiate Club Golf Association. Grant is originally from the Atlanta area and graduated in 2019 from Stetson University in DeLand, FL. A fun fact about Grant is he never wears matching socks.

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Office Location

13760 Noel Rd., Ste. 327
Dallas, TX 75240

Office Hours

M-F: 9am - 5pm

Email

raddington@anerasports.com