USGA Executive Committee
Gene McClure, of Atlanta, Ga., is in his fourth year as a member of the USGA Executive Committee.
McClure is a practicing lawyer in Atlanta and Washington, D.C., before state and federal courts including the U.S. Supreme Court. His specialties include business transactions, corporate, estate and non-profit law. He also serves as a consultant and special counsel to organizations in hospice and home nursing care and to lawyers handling regulatory cases.
A former U.S. Air Force captain, McClure graduated from Emory University in 1963 with a bachelor’s degree in business and earned his law degree at Emory University Law School in 1970, where he later served as an adjunct professor of law.
McClure’s background in golf includes service as a director and president of the Georgia State Golf Association and as a member of the boards of directors and trustees of the Atlanta Junior Golf Association, Georgia Junior Golf Foundation and Georgia State Golf Scholarship Foundation. A USGA Regional Affairs Committee member for many years, he has been a Rules official and referee at many USGA championships and qualifiers, as well as collegiate and state championships. He was the co-chairman of the 2005 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, conducted at Ansley Golf Club in Roswell, Ga.
McClure received the 2008 Joe Dey Award, which recognizes an individual’s meritorious service to the game as a volunteer. His generosity extends beyond the game of golf, as he has served as president and director of various civic boards and community task forces in Atlanta.
McClure chairs the GHIN, Mid-Amateur, Regional Affairs and Regional Associations committees and also serves on the Grants, Green Section, Museum and Library, and Rules of Golf committees.