Reed Mackenzie, Jeanne Myers Named USA World Team Captains
February 3, 2006
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Far Hills, N.J. - Reed Mackenzie of Chaska, Minn., and Jeannie Myers of Farmington Hills, Mich., have been named captains of the men's and women's teams, respectively, for the upcoming World Amateur Team Championships in October in South Africa. The announcement was made by the Executive Committee of the United States Golf Association.
|Reed Mackenzie served as USGA president from 2002-03. (USGA Photo Archives)
The women's championship is scheduled from Oct. 18-21 at De Zalze Golf Club and Stellenbosch Golf Club in Stellenbosch. The men's championship will follow from Oct. 26-29.
Following tradition, both Mackenzie and Myers are past leaders of the USGA. Mackenzie was president of the Association in 2002 and 2003. Myers served as chairman of the USGA Women's Committee for 2003 and 2004.
Mackenzie was a member of the USGA Executive Committee from 1992 through 2003. He joined its ranks a year after serving as general chairman of the 1991 U.S. Open, played at his home golf club of Hazeltine National. A civil trial lawyer by trade, he is president of Mackenzie and Hallberg. He is a four-time club champion who enjoys listening to jazz as much as he enjoys playing golf.
Myers joined the Women's Committee in 1992 after serving on the USGA Women's Handicap Procedure Committee. She went on to serve on the U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Committee, the Women's Regional Affairs Committee and the USGA Members Committee. She is a past club champion at Oakland Hills Country Club, her home club.
Both Mackenzie and Myers are noted Rules experts who have officiated at many USGA championships.
The World Amateur Team Championships began in 1958. The International Golf Federation (IGF) was founded that same year to encourage the international development of golf. Today, the IGF consists of more than 100 national governing bodies of golf and is recognized by the International Olympic Committee.
The World Team Championships were last played in 2004 in Puerto Rico. The USA took the men's title; Sweden won the women's championship.
For more information, visit www.internationalgolffederation.org or www.usga.org.