The TPC Leadership Team and Executives
TPC executives represent decades of rich experience in professional golf. We’re proud to introduce our organization’s leaders:
Chief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer, Ron Price works closely with Commissioner Monahan on the overall strategy and operations of the PGA TOUR. In this role, he also has direct oversight of Championship Management, THE PLAYERS Championship, The Presidents Cup, Communications/Media Relations, Golf Course Properties, Retail Licensing, Finance, People Strategy, Board Governance and Government Relations. Mr. Price has been a key member of the TOUR’s leadership team since joining the organization in 1994 as Senior Vice President Finance and Administration. Prior to becoming Chief Operating Officer, his roles included Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer.
Mr. Price graduated summa cum laude from the University of Alabama in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Prior to joining the PGA TOUR, he was a partner with Ernst & Young and had overall management responsibilities for the firm’s North and Central Florida tax practice. He provided extensive consulting services to the PGA TOUR in his role with Ernst & Young, beginning in 1989.
Mr. Price is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American and Florida Institutes of CPAs. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of The Bolles School and serves as Chair of the Audit Committee. He previously served as Chairman of the Board for Jacksonville Country Day School.
Chief Operating Officer, Golf Course Properties
Jim Triola joined the PGA TOUR in 1990 with an impressive background in corporate and private law, including a post at Marriott Corporation and positions with leading Washington, DC-based law firms.
In his current role, Mr. Triola oversees the legal and business affairs associated with the development and operation of TPCs. He also manages the full scope of documents associated with TPC development and operations, including business formation, financing, conveyance agreements, and management and license agreements.
Mr. Triola is a graduate of the University of Dayton and the National Law Center at George Washington University in Washington, DC. He is also a member of the District of Columbia and Virginia Bar Associations.
Senior Vice President TPC Operations
Golf Course Properties – TPC Management
John Hugghins has more than 20 years of leadership experience and has played a major role in the strategic development and growth of the organization. John’s on and off the course experiences offer a unique blend of practical and operational strengths.
Mr. Hugghins joined the TPC at Sawgrass as an Assistant Golf Professional in 1984 and was quickly promoted to Head Golf Professional at TPC Plum Creek, After serving as General Manager/Director of Golf at MetroWest Country Club and the Bay Hill Club, John returned to the TPC Network as General Manager/Director of Golf for several TPC properties including TPC Eagle Trace, TPC Southwind, TPC at Sugarloaf, and TPC Sawgrass. Mr. Hugghins has also served as a Regional Director of Operations and in TPC development. He assumed his current responsibilities in 2004.
Mr. Hugghins is a graduate of Auburn University, and has been a Class A member of the PGA of America since 1985. He and his wife Mona have three children, Leanne, Thomas, and Karlin.