Diana M. Murphy

USGA Vice President

Updated Diana Murphy Headshot --- Diana M. Murphy of St. Simons Island, Ga., a member of the 

Diana M. Murphy, of St. Simons Island, Ga., is serving her fourth year as a member of the USGA Executive Committee and first as vice president, having previously served as treasurer in 2013.

Murphy is managing director of Rocksolid Holdings LLC, a private equity firm dealing with small business and real estate in the Southeast. She is also managing director of the Georgia Research Alliance Venture Fund. She was managing director of Chartwell Capital Management Company, a private equity firm in Jacksonville, Fla., for 11 years and spent 15 years in publishing as a senior vice president of The Baltimore Sun Company. Murphy received a bachelor's degree in journalism from West Virginia University in 1978 and an advanced executive business degree from Northwestern University in 1993.

Murphy serves on several public and private boards of directors including CTS Corporation, Landstar System Inc., Georgia Research Alliance Venture Fund and Coastal Bank of Georgia. Her philanthropic activities include Chairman of the Board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia and the

College of Coastal Georgia Executive Committee.

In 2014, Murphy will chair the Compensation, Finance and Senior Amateur Committees, and will also serve on the Communications and Corporate Partners Committees.

 

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The USGA and Chevron have committed to using the game of golf to encourage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. This commitment has led to the creation of extensive golf-focused STEM teaching tools, and has resulted in charitable contributions to support golf-related programs through Eagles for Education™

At U.S. Open Championships the Chevron STEM ZONE™ is an interactive experience highlighting the science and math behind the game of golf through a variety of hands-on exhibits and experiments.

The partnership has also produced educational materials such as the Science of Golf video series and a nationally-distributed newspaper insert which are provided to teachers as tools to enhance existing curriculum in schools. These lessons teach the science behind the USGA’s equipment testing, handicapping, and agronomy efforts.

For more interactive experiences featuring golf-focused STEM lessons, visit the partnership homepage.


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Rolex has been a longtime supporter of the USGA and salutes the sportsmanship and great traditions unique to the game. This support includes the Rules of Golf where Rolex has partnered with the USGA to ensure golfers understand and appreciate the game.

As the official timekeeper of the USGA and its championships, they also provide clocks throughout host sites for spectator convenience.

For more information on Rolex and their celebration of the game, visit the Rolex and Golf homepage.



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IBM has partnered with the USGA to bring the same technology, expertise, and innovation it provides to businesses all over the world to the USGA and golf's national championship.

IBM provides the information technology to develop and host the U.S. Open’s official website, www.usopen.com, as well as the mobile apps and scoring systems for the three U.S. Open championships. These real-time technology solutions provide an enhanced experience for fans following the championship onsite and online.

For more information on IBM and the technology that powers the U.S. Open and businesses worldwide, visit http://www.usopen.com/IBM

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Lexus is committed to partnering with the USGA to deliver a best-in-class experience for the world’s best golfers by providing a fleet of courtesy luxury vehicles for all USGA Championships.

At each U.S. Open, Women’s Open and Senior Open, Lexus provides spectators with access to unique experiences ranging from the opportunity to have a picture taken with both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open trophies to autograph signings with legendary Lexus Golf Ambassadors in the Lexus Performance Drive Pavilion.

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Together, American Express and the USGA have been providing world-class service to golf fans since 2006. By creating interactive U.S. Open experiences both onsite and online, American Express enhances the USGA’s effort to make the game more accessible and enjoyable for fans.

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