Founder & President
Mark Rolfing, one of the most versatile TV golf personalities, has spent more than 30 years promoting the sport. Traveling to golf’s most famous venues, the hometown calling in Chicago fascinates him the most. Mark concurs with golf industry experts who described South Shore & Jackson Park as “the golf project with the most potential in more than 25 years, due to the unique urban location and diversity of gender, ethnicity and age on the golf course.”
Born in Evanston and raised in DeKalb, Rolfing is a Chicago Sports Enthusiast. He graduated from DePauw University in Greencastle, IN in 1971 and also earned a Masters Degree from Northern Illinois University in 1973. Following a professional playing career, Rolfing moved to Maui and served as Director of Marketing at Kapalua Resort. His efforts to develop Kapalua’s renowned Plantation Course and host the PGA Tour’s Tournament of Champions earned him induction into the Hawaii Golf Hall of Fame. He has produced a variety of major events from golf to college basketball’s Maui Classic.
Along with his wife Debi, the Mark & Debi Rolfing Charitable Foundation has served to better the lives of children in need since 1999. In addition to supporting numerous other children's charities, the Rolfings have provided foster care to 28 children until they could be reunited with their birth parents or placed with adoptive families. In November 2017, the PGA of America honored Mark and Debi Rolfing with its Distinguished Service Award, recognizing those who advance humanitarian interests through golf. Past recipients have included Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, and Bob Hope, as well as Presidents Gerald Ford, Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush; with Debi Rolfing joining Patty Berg (winner of fifteen major championships) as only the second female honoree.