SAN DIEGO, CA. – January 11, 2021 – Pizá Chamblee Golf Design, a recently formed partnership between award-winning architect Agustin (Augie) Pizá and Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee, confirmed today that the duo will officially kick-off the 2022 Golf Business Conference with former on-air Golf Channel personality and former chief communications officer of the LPGA Kraig Kann. The fireside chat will be held at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, FL on Monday, January 24th from 8:00pm to 9:00pm in the Executive H Ballroom. Kann, the moderator, will lead the discussion coined, “The Pizá Effect: The Passion Begins When You Live the Experience.” This topic is designed to awaken the audience’s views of what creativity can do to not only drive renewed interest with existing golfers, but also bring new golfers to the game through exciting, visually stunning, and playable courses. “Augie is a man with a strong vision striving in his design philosophy to create golf courses and golf experiences that will thrill the enthusiast and activist alike, while offering to those without a traditional golf background an introduction to the game,” said Chamblee. The fireside chat format was chosen to create a casual and relaxed setting for the moderator, guest speakers and for the audience. The team encourage attendees to participate and present questions that can expand upon the topic. “This is an exciting opportunity for Brandel and I. Our goal is to grow the game of golf and encourage innovation. If any the attendees act on our suggestions, and recommendations, we’ve accomplished this,” said Pizá. “I invite you all to save the date and attend.” This informative “The Pizá Effect: The Passion Begins When You Live the Experience” fireside chat is eligible for continuing education credits from the PGA of America, Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), Club Management Association of America (CMAA), and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). To register, please visit About the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA):NGCOA is the leading authority on the business of golf course ownership and management. The association represents and promotes the interests of golf courses as the principal businesses and economic assets of the game of golf. The not-for-profit organization is the only trade association dedicated exclusively to golf course owners and operators. Through advocacy, education, and information resources, purchasing programs and networking opportunities, the NGCOA helps golf course owners and operators run more successful businesses. Learn more at or call 800-933-4262. About Brandel Chamblee:Brandel Chamblee joined Golf Channel in 2004, and currently serves as a studio analyst for Golf Central, as well as an analyst for the network’s Live From programming, airing on-site from the game’s biggest events. Chamblee also is an occasional analyst for Golf Channel’s PGA Tour tournament coverage. Chamblee has earned a reputation for being one of the most intellectual and well-researched personalities on Golf Channel and is known for his outspoken opinions on the game’s biggest stars. A PGA Tour winner, Chamblee enjoyed a 15-year professional playing career that included more than $4 million in earnings. His career highlights include victories at the 1998 Greater Vancouver Open on the PGA Tour and the 1990 Ben Hogan New England Classic on the Tour. He also shared the first-round lead at the Masters in 1999 and finished within the top-100 on the PGA Tour money list for seven consecutive years.  A three-time All-American at the University of Texas, Chamblee graduated in 1986 with a BS in Communications. He is a father of three, and lives in Scottsdale, Ariz. About Pizá Golf Founder – Arch. Agustin Pizá, MSc:Award winning architect Pizá has earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from ITESM and a Master’s Degree in Golf Course Architecture from Edinburgh University in Scotland. He is a proud member of both the European Institute and the American Society of Golf Course Architects. For 23 years, Pizá has worked with legends of the game and world class golf developments. His designs are known for delivering quality, aesthetic, and strategic golf courses. Pizá Golf has been recognized with many international accolades and has garnered a reputation for “Re-defining Golf Facilities” with their concepts – Wellness Golf and Lounge Golf. Pizá was recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 100 creative minds from Mexico and Golf Inc. Magazine included him in their Power 2020 and 2021 issues as an up-and-coming superstar. He is also the Director of the First Tee Mexico.Pizá and the company have worked and have been involved in more than 70 projects on three continents. Most recently, Pizá joined forces with PGA TOUR Champion, television personality, and Golf Channel Analyst – Brandel Chamblee. The newly formed partnership has expanded the Pizá Golf Branded Collection and their signature Pizá Chamblee golf designs are available on select projects. They currently have projects in both Mexico and the United States. For more information on Pizá Golf, please visit the company website:

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