Founder & Vice-Chairman
Ira Molayo, PGA is the General Manager at Cedar Crest Golf Course in Dallas, Texas. Molayo’s Golf Management Company, IAMJ Enterprises has managed Cedar Crest since 2008. Ira volunteers his time to his PGA section and served on the Northern Texas PGA Board of Directors as an At-Large Director from 2013 - 2018. Ira also serves as the Chairman of the NTPGA Education Committee and sits on the NTPGA Junior Golf Committee. In 2013 he had the opportunity to represent the PGA of America in the 3rd Annual Sports Diversity & Inclusion Symposium with industry leaders from MLB, MLS, NASCAR, NBA, NCAA, NFL, NHL, & the USOC.
In 2017 Molayo was inducted into the African American Golf Hall of Fame; has received numerous awards including the 2018 City of Irving Community Service Award, 2018 City of Irving Corporate Appreciation Award, 2016 NTPGA Metro-Chapter Player Development Award, 2015 NTPGA Section Horton Smith Award, 2015 NTPGA Metro-Chapter Horton Smith Award, 2014 NTPGA Metro-Chapter Bill Strausbaugh Award, 2013 DFW Business 40 under 40 Award, and 2012 DFW Business Black Excellence Award.
As a class A PGA Member Ira has held numerous positions in the golf industry building a wealth of experience that has elevated him into his current position. A native of Dallas, Molayo graduated from Carter High School and attended Southern A&M University in Baton Rouge, LA, furthered his education at Amberton University in Dallas, Texas before attaining PGA membership in 2007. Molayo also received a certification in Wedding & Event Management from University of Texas at Arlington in 2014. He has been married to his lovely wife Yesenia for 13 years and they have a two year old son, Austin, and a beautiful black Labrador named Queen.
Ira has been a golf instructor for 20 years and has worked with golfers of all ages and skill levels and he also has donated countless hours throughout the years working with youth in his community in Dallas. He has made a name for himself as a junior golf leader and mentor by promoting the game of golf and coaching over 500 inner city youth in his career. In 2018 Molayo founded the I AM a Golfer Foundation, a tax exempt 501(3)(c) organization. The Foundation’s purpose is to help bring about community renewal in South Dallas through golf and golf related programs at Cedar Crest Golf Course.