2013 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 2013, 43 individuals will have reached that milestone. The following is a list of recipients, including their committees and home states:

NAME

COMMITTEE

HOME STATE

Michael Ballou

Regional Affairs

Texas

Mary Jane Barnes

Women's Mid-Amateur

Kansas

Joseph F. Beditz

Bob Jones Award

Florida

Chuck Bennell

Regional Affairs

Ohio

J. Mark Black

Green Section

Florida

Joseph H. Burns

Green Section

South Carolina

Theodore N. Danforth

Museum & Library

New York

Mike David

Regional Association

Indiana

John W. Fischer III

Museum & Library

Ohio

Irving D. Fish

Public Links Championship, Former Executive Committee

Minnesota

Jeff Fleishman

Regional Affairs

Virginia

Myra Gelband

Communications

Connecticut

Randy Glasmann

Women's Amateur Public Links

Minnesota

Keith Hansen

Mid-Amateur & Regional Affairs

Utah

Don Harris

Regional Affairs

Texas

Kathryn A. Heriford

Women's Amateur Public Links

Georgia

D. Ward Johnson Jr.

Mid-Amateur

Minnesota

Martha Kirouac

Women's Committee

Georgia

David M. Kopec

Green Section

Arizona

Daniel H. LeGear

Regional Affairs

Missouri

Ken Mangum

Green Section

Georgia

George E. "Buddy" Marucci

Mid-Amateur

Pennsylvania

Harry B. McCracken

Regional Affairs

Massachusetts

Tom Morgan

Green Section

California

Daniel O'Brien

Regional Affairs

New York

Daniel R. O'Connell Jr.

Mid-Amateur

South Carolina

Thomas J. O'Toole Jr.

Executive Committee

Missouri

Winfield Padgett

Communications, Former Executive Committee, Museum & Library

Texas

William L. Phipps

Senior Amateur Championship

Ohio

Brent D. Rector

Junior Amateur Championship

Michigan

Annette Reynolds

Regional Affairs

California

Becky Rountree

Women's Amateur Public Links

Florida

Donna F. Sauve

Women's Amateur Public Links

New Mexico

Diana L. Schwab

Regional Affairs

Ohio

Chris F. Seyer

Regional Affairs

Illinois

Fred J. Silver

Senior Amateur Championship

New York

Jean St. Charles

Senior Women's Amateur

Tennessee

Fred Stephens

Regional Affairs

Alabama

Susan Tanto

Women's Amateur Public Links

Pennsylvania

Woody Thames

Mid-Amateur

Texas

John G. Turner

Green Section

Arizona

Chick Wagner

Regional Affairs

Pennsylvania

Joseph Wortley

Regional Affairs

Florida

 

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