Committee on Commercialization

Foreseeing the likelihood of company-sponsored “tours,” a special Committee on Commercialization chaired by Mike North, was formed.,

By mid-1974, the APTA formally established its policy on commercial activities and decided to maintain control over all commercial tournament activities, as not doing so would have undoubtedly led to the establishment of a separate professional organization.

Bob Kingsbury was appointed director of commercial activities, while Gloria Dillenbeck, Executive Secretary, assisted him.