Grew up poor as a church mouse. Failed the 5th grade. Barely passed High School. Fought in the Vietnam War as a U.S. Marine 0311. Graduated University of Baltimore Magna Cum Laude. Runs 15 businesses that do ok.
Bob’s business interests run the gamut – from golf clubs and motorcycle dealerships to real estate lending, custom furniture, advertising and video production.
The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation was formed in 2012 to reach low-income and underserved populations, marginalized communities and causes often overlooked or underfunded by mainstream philanthropy. Dealing in the areas of homelessness, medical care, at-risk youth, education and the needs of wounded veterans and military families, The Foundation provides transformational gifts to nonprofit organizations that are successfully addressing these issues and can demonstrate and measure the impact of their work.
“Many LGBTQ youth face cruel, often unbearable levels of bullying and discrimination. GLSEN is working to help all K-12 students feel safe at school and accepted for who they are,” said PXG founder and CEO Bob Parsons.
PXG continues to forge ahead with its commitment to brick-and-mortar retail, opening its eighth U.S. location. The latest, a 4,000+-square-foot facility at The Shops at Norterra in the company’s home state of Arizona, marks the third PXG store to open in the past 12 months.
There’s an old Chinese saying that I just love, and I believe it is so true. It goes like this:
“The tempation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed.”