Bob Parsons

A self proclaimed golf nut, Parsons founded Parsons Xtreme Golf to design and develop the finest golf clubs ever played. For Bob’s insights and thoughts on everything from golf to motorcycles to news of the day, follow on social media!

PXG CEO Bob Parsons

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Bob Parsons, well-known as the founder of GoDaddy, is widely recognized for his entrepreneurial, philanthropic efforts, and New York Times bestseller Fire in the Hole!. Currently, Bob is the CEO and founder of YAM Worldwide, which is home to his ventures in the fields of golf, motorcycles, real estate, finance, marketing, innovation and philanthropy.

He is a U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam War veteran and a recipient of the Purple Heart Medal, Combat Action Ribbon and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. Bob attended college at the University of Baltimore on the G.I. Bill and graduated magna cum laude. His alma mater presented him with an honorary doctorate in 2008 and named him Distinguished Entrepreneur in 2010.

In 1984 Bob started his first business, Parsons Technology, in his basement after teaching himself how to write computer programs. When Parsons Technology was sold to Intuit in 1994 for $64 million, the company had nearly one thousand employees, $100 million in annual revenue and three million customers.

Three years later, he launched Jomax Technologies which would later become GoDaddy - the world's largest domain name registrar. He sold a majority stake in 2011, in a deal that valued the company at $2.3 billion.

In 2012 Bob founded YAM Worldwide under which he owns and operates more than a dozen companies, including PXG (Parsons Xtreme Golf), Scottsdale National Golf Club, Harley-Davison of Scottsdale, GO AZ Motorcycles, and YAM Properties.

A self-proclaimed golf nut, Bob founded PXG in 2013 with the sole intent to design and develop the world’s finest golf clubs. The company has become the largest of Bob’s post GoDaddy ventures, currently serving golfers in nearly 50 countries. In 2019 PXG debuted as one of the fastest growing, privately-held companies in the U.S. in Inc Magazine. This is Bob’s third business to top the list – Parsons Technology (#11, 1992), GoDaddy (#8, 2004) and PXG, (#123, 2019). 

Bob, with his wife and PXG President of Apparel, Renee started The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation in 2012 to reach marginalized populations and causes often underfunded by mainstream philanthropy. The Foundation provides transformational grants to nonprofit organizations successfully working in the areas of homelessness, medical care, LGBTQ youth, education and the needs of wounded veterans and military families.

In his New York Times and USA Today bestselling book, FIRE IN THE HOLE!, Bob tells the story of how he went from having absolutely nothing to making more than $3 billion dollars. FIRE IN THE HOLE! is honest, hilarious, outrageous, raw, and full of valuable business and life lessons.

About PXG

Parsons Xtreme Golf was founded in 2013 by entrepreneur, philanthropist, and golf nut Bob Parsons who wanted to prove he could get more out of his golf equipment. With revolutionary patented technology, the world's finest materials, and zero cost or time restraints, PXG products would be golf clubs without compromise.