Private Club Marketing CEO Zack Bates Named to 25 Most Influential People in Luxury Digital to Follow

Since Verb Brands curated their last installment of the leading luxury influencers in 2015, the world of digital marketing has been revolutionized again. Luxury brands are now starting to catch up with the rest of the industry and deliver incredible, immersive and customer-focused digital experiences. 2017 was been led by some incredible brands and some incredible people behind those brands including Digital Director at Soho House & Co Kris Shaw, Jeremy Langmead the Brand & Content Director at Mr Porter, Tiffany Dowd founder of Luxe Social Mediaand Anna Nash Head of Global PR and Communications at Aman Resorts. Here is Verb Brands' list of the 25 most influential leaders in the current luxury digital world, rounded out by Private Club Marketing's CEO Zack Bates.

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Forbes list of Richest Celebrities includes Tiger Woods & Phil Mickelson

Forbes recently came out with its “Richest Celebrities 2016” list, and two golfers made the cut. These are people who got rich off their fame and does not consider the ones who got famous because of their wealth. Phil Mickelson checks in at No. 18 on the list (right ahead of Barbara Streisand) with a net worth of $375 million, reportedly.

Tiger Woods slides in at No. 7 with a reported net worth of $740 million. He is ahead of No. 8 Dr. Dre ($710 million) but behind No. 6 Diddy ($750 million). Here is a look at the top five.

  1. George Lucas ($4.6 billion)
  2. Steven Spielberg ($3.7 billion)
  3. Oprah Winfrey ($2.8 billion)
  4. Michael Jordan ($1.2 billion)
  5. David Copperfield ($850 million)

Here is the full list and what Forbes said about Woods.

Tiger Woods may not have a stash of enchanted antiquities, but he does own a $60 million property in Jupiter Island, Florida. With a net worth of $740 million, the 40-year-old golfer is the youngest member of the list. Besides Jordan, Phil Mickelson is the only other athlete to make the cut.

It is fascinating that golf, the fifth-most (sixth-most? seventh-most?) popular sport in the nation has produced two of the wealthiest athletes on the planet. With a couple more apparently on the way in Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth.

Interview with The Vintage Club’s, David Woods, PGA on Member Relations

David Woods has been a member of the PGA of America since 1999, and he is a former member of the Canadian PGA. He has been the Director of Golf at The Vintage Club for the past eight years, and before his current position, he was the Director of Golf at Indian Ridge Country Club in Palm Desert, CA. He was named “Merchandiser of the Year” by the Desert Chapter PGA in 2004 and 2011, as well as “Teacher of the Year” in 2005-06. He is the former coach of Masters champion, Mike Weir. In 2014 he was named to Palm Springs Life Magazine’s list of “Top 40 under 40” influencers in the Coachella Valley.

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