SISTERS DEDICATED TO GROWING THE GAME OF GOLF
The Sadekar Sisters have been growing the game personally and professionally for over thirty years by their presence, practices, and productions. The sisters have developed some of the most powerful corporate, celebrity and diversity driven golf tournaments around the country, inspiring the next generation of young girls and women who aspire to enter the game. As Golf Visionaries they are representative of staying the course through healthy competition and self-empowerment. Their initiatives "Project Fairway" and "Bigger Than Golf” encompass their roles in golf and are built on various programs that are truly connective and authentic to their history within the game.
PRESIDENT & CEO, PGD GLOBAL
Nisha, the eldest of Sadekar Sister began playing competitive golf at the age of 12. She attended the IMG Sports Academies, a prestigious sports training boarding school in Bradenton, Florida and went on to be the Captain of the Women’s Golf Team on a full scholarship at the University of Missouri.
Nisha began her professional golf career on the LPGA, Futures and Canadian Tours for 5 years. Her dedicated junior, amateur, collegiate and professional career gave her an in-depth understanding that there was more to golf than what was being told. In 2006, Play Golf Designs Inc., (PGD Global) began, and for over a decade the company has made golf more beautiful, diverse and understood.
Her personal dedication to the growth of PGD Global programs and practices “Bigger Than Golf” and “Project Fairway” have creatively made golf acceptable for women and girls to use golf as a tool for life while developing relationships, business and self. "Golf will teach you who you are with every shot. It is a game that makes you face your fears in confidence and in doubt, learning the true value of competition. It is a mental and physical sport where you are the only one held accountable.”
As President & CEO of PGD Global, Nisha’s passion and vision has diversified how golf and entertainment can come together. PGD Global has evolved into one of the most dominant golf event and entertainment businesses in the country. With over 30 years in competitive, professional and industry golf experience, Nisha is a woman that continues to revolutionize the game with her desire to see a broader and inclusive path.
SVP, PGD GLOBAL
Seema Sadekar, the youngest of the Sadekar Sisters, is firmly dedicated to making golf more exciting and appealing to the masses through lifestyle, fashion, fitness and entertainment. With the vision to design extraordinary golf and entertainment experiences, Seema believes in not just making the difference in golf, but creating it. "Throughout my competitive years, I have developed a passion for growing the game for women and young girls in a positive and self-fulfilling way. I want to connect with them and share with them how golf can bring confidence, self-awareness and healthy competition into their lives.”
Seema began her journey in golf at the age 9 and went along with Nisha to attend IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida. Seema competed and practiced on the highest Junior and Amateur levels, earning a full scholarship to the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), once of the most recognized golf programs in the country.
As a rookie on the Canadian & LPGA, Seema won the CN Canadian Tour Money List. After five years of fierce competition and knowledge in the golf world, Seema expanded into designing apparel and accessories while styling men, woman young girls and celebrities that desire to enter the game.
Through “Bigger Than Golf” and “Project Fairway” Seema says that women need to learn the game of golf backwards, starting from the 19th hole, understanding the lifestyle to build the confidence needed to overcome the barriers that hold most women back from playing. Seema’s commitment to closing industry gaps using herself as an example, allows women to take a different approach to learning the game.
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Sadena hails from Spanaway, Washington where she began her golfing career at the age of nine, thanks to her father. With desire to become the number one junior golfer in the state, Sadena poured her heart into learning how to play the game of golf. She achieved her set desire by the age of 16 as becoming one of the top female junior golfers in the state of Washington.
Upon having a successful junior career, Sadena received a full golf scholarship to the University of Washington. There, she majored in American Ethnic Studies all while dominating the Pac-12 conference by her senior year. She set two of the lowest scoring records in the school’s history, with also being the first African Woman’s golfer the ever play for the University of Washington.
Sadena went on to pursue a professional career in golf. During the second year on the Symetra Tour, Sadena won two tournaments and finished fourth overall on the Symetra Tour Money List where she earned LPGA status for the following playing season. Sadena played on the LPGA and the Symetra Tour for six years. She currently has taken the position, National Golf Partnerships with PGD Global, where she continues to pave the way for women to be introduced to the game. Her driven behavior comes from her journey through the game and her passion is to set the right example for women that are being introduced to the game.