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PGA of America COO Darrell Crall leaves organization less than a month after arrest


Less than a week after reports on the arrest of the PGA of America Chief Operating Officer in a Dallas suburb, it was announced on Tuesday that he’s no longer with the organization.

Darrell Crall, 53, helped to orchestrate the group’s move from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, to Frisco, Texas, a transition expected to be completed in the summer of 2021.

But Crall was arrested on Nov. 24, according to a report in the Denton (Texas) Record-Chronicle. and accused of assault family violence impeding breath or circulation, a third-degree felony alleging someone purposely prevented someone from breathing or prevented their blood circulation.

Crall posted a $15,000 bond the day after the incident.

On Tuesday, a PGA of America official sent Golfweek a notice that PGA of America and Crall have “mutually agreed to conclude his employment effective immediately.”

The note said that updates on operations and staffing will be coming in the near future and added that Crall’s departure will not impact the $520 million development that will include two championship courses, a 10-hole short course, a clubhouse, office space; and a 500-room Omni resort with an attached 127,000 square-foot conference center.

Crall had made his employers aware of the incident and a spokesperson said earlier this month that he “had been placed on administrative leave while the judicial process runs its course.”

Soon after, it was revealed in the affidavit that Frisco police were called to an apartment in the Dallas suburb on Nov. 24 after his girlfriend called 911. She later alleged that Crall threw her down and choked her, according to the affidavit.

Police noticed that the victim had a fresh red scratch on her cheek, two scratches on her right hand and two broken nails on her right hand but no redness around her neck.

Crall had been a key cog in the PGA of America’s Golf 2.0 program and was later promoted to COO in 2012. He had previously worked as the executive director of the Northern Texas PGA Section.

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