Former Gov. Whitman To Speak At USGA
May 13, 2004
Far Hills, N.J. - Christine Todd Whitman, former governor of
New Jersey and administrator of the Environmental Protection
Agency, will speak at the United States Golf Association at 7
p.m. on May 18. Whitman, a lifelong golfer, will speak about her
experiences with the game and how they have intersected with her
duties at the state and national level. The event is open to
the public and free of charge.
Whitman, an accomplished sportswoman in a variety of
activities, recently recorded her first career hole-in-one April
18 in Bernardsville, N.J.
"I knew I had hit a decent shot," she told The
Associated Press. "[But] the last place I looked was
in the hole."
Whitman served as the 50th Governor of New Jersey - the first
female ever to hold that position. As governor and administrator
of the EPA from 2001-2003, Whitman was involved in numerous
golf-related activities, including the EPA's "Golf and
The Environment" initiative.
Prior to becoming governor, Whitman headed the New Jersey
Board of Public Utilities and the Somerset County Board of
Freeholders. She grew up in Hunterdon County, N.J., and earned a
bachelor's degree in government from Wheaton College in
"The USGA is proud to welcome Governor Whitman to Golf
House," said Dr. Rand Jerris, director of the museum.
"We are thrilled to share our passion for the game with a
person, like Governor Whitman, whose enthusiasm is so
evident. And we are equally motivated to provide compelling
events at Golf House that encourage appreciation for the
Golf House, the United States Golf Association's Museum
& Archives, is home to the world's largest collection of
artifacts, memorabilia and literature on the game, dating from
the 1400s to present day. The museum is open seven days a
week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For
directions to Golf House, please visit
For more information about this and other educational
programs at Golf House please contact David Normoyle,
coordinator, Education and Outreach at (908) 234-2300 x1475 or