ClubCorp (NASDAQ: MYCC)is an American corporation with a home office in Dallas and is the largest owner and operator of private golf and country clubs in the country. It owns or operates more than 200 golf and country clubs and business, sports and alumni clubs worldwide. Located in 26 states, the District of Columbia and two foreign countries, the company and the clubs in its network serve more than 430,000 members and employ approximately 20,000 peak-season employees. The company was founded by the late Robert H. Dedman, Sr. (1926-2002) as Country Club, Inc., later renamed ClubCorp. His son, Robert H. Dedman, Jr., became President in 1989 and CEO in 1998. His daughter, Patty Dedman Dietz, was previously on its Board of Directors. In 2002, its CEO was John A. Beckert. Private equity firm KSL Capital Partners purchased the company in 2006. ClubCorp Holdings, Inc. went public in 2013 and is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol MYCC. The current President and CEO is Eric L. Affeldt. Golf Inc. magazine named him the most powerful person in golf in 2010 and 2014.