2010 Ike Grainger Award Recipients

Established in 1995 as part of the USGA’s Centennial Celebration, the Ike Grainger Award recognizes those volunteers who have given 25 years of service to the Association. Grainger served on the USGA Executive Committee and rose to become president from 1954-55. During his tenure, Grainger helped negotiate the first uniform code of Rules with the R&A (Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews).

 In 2010, 12 individuals reached that milestone. The following is a list of recipients, including their committees and home states:

NAME 

COMMITTEE 

HOME STATE 

Barbara Burton

Girls’ Junior Championship

Arizona

James H. Gibbons

Senior Amateur

Oregon

Edward F. Gowan Jr.

Regional Associations

Arizona

Patrick J. Keenan

Regional Affairs

Florida

Tim Kloenne

Regional Affairs

Arizona

Buford R. McCarty

Regional Associations

Alabama

John F. O’Donovan

Regional Affairs

Michigan

Jeff Ranck

Regional Affairs

Pennsylvania

Leroy Richardson

Regional Affairs

Oklahoma

William E. Straub

Regional Affairs

New York

Jerry Tarde

Bob Jones Award

Connecticut

Dennis Wood

Public Links Championship

Texas

 

 

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