Meet The Team

 

Leadership Team

Steve WhiteCEO

After playing Division 1 college golf for Clemson University (Go Tigers!), Steve began his career by working and playing as a professional golfer.  Obviously, playing golf professionally required an extensive amount of practice and Steve found himself naturally attracted to the possibilities of utilizing synthetic grass for golf practice areas.  This “natural attraction” stemmed from the fact that Steve grew up in the family business - one of the country's largest manufacturers of synthetic turf and artificial grasses.  So, in 1998, he started The Putting Green Company to satisfy both his passion for golf and help the family business.   Over time and with the help of Ron Bennett, this company evolved into XGrass - a full service supplier and installer of recreational surfacing solutions.  Today, Steve still enjoys working with customers and dealers to promote this flagship golf green system now marketed under the Tour Greens name.   Steve enjoys good live music and spending time outdoors with his family in Jackson, Wyoming.

   


Ron BennettPartner

Ron started his first business as a freshman in high school, but has never figured out how to work hard and play harder.  So, while Ron believes that golf is an amazing way to enjoy the outdoors and the creation around us, his time on the golf course is typically spent on the phone helping customers.  Ron began his career with The Putting Green Company in 2007 and helped Steve diversify the company into a full service supplier of recreational surfacing solutions.   Of course, he still holds fond memories of the company’s humble beginnings out of the back of a truck that served as the platform for what is now XGrass, Inc.  Ron currently works in the company’s corporate headquarters in Dalton, Georgia, but his favorite activity is vacationing in Florida with his family.

 

Sales Support Team

Matt MormanVice President of Operations

As an active member of the PGA of America since 2003, Matt has dedicated his career to the game of golf.  He graduated from Mississippi State in 2002 with a Professional Golf Management Business Degree.  Upon graduation he enhanced his knowledge of the game by serving as a club professional at Scioto Country Club and an instructor at the Jim McLean Golf School.  During the Spring, he traveled to Augusta National Golf Club to assist with the Masters Tournament.  Most recently Matt was the Director of Golf at Shooting Star, a Top 100 golf course and facility in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  Matt is excited to bring his golf instruction experience and high-end service background to Tour Greens. Matt enjoys spending his down time with his wife Michele and his dogs, Max and Fletch.