Hometown: Pleasanton College: Cal Poly Pomona Occupation: President, Viking Steel – Sacramento Family: Wife Cheryl, daughters Julie and Anne Marie and four grandchildren Golf Game: I’m not a hacker but my index has gone up in the last few years. I’m an average player. Significance of becoming NCGA President: Your marriage and children are important and they come first. My company is also important to me. But I always wanted to give back. Golf allows you to do that. It’s unique among sports that way. It’s an honor to lead such great people.
AREAS OF FOCUS: Implement our new stra- tegic plan. It’s hard work to develop a plan and now we can’t lose sight of it. We’ve got to fol- low through. BEST PART OF VOLUNTEERING FOR THE NCGA: The people and the camaraderie you develop with all phases of it. The tournaments, the board and the staff of the NCGA and Pop- py Holding. GREATEST GOLF MOMENT: Playing in the AT&T and getting to know and follow the PGA Tour players who were my partners. DREAM FOURSOME: Rory McIlroy, Luke Don- ald—who I’ve met a few times—and Arnold Palmer ROLE OF GOLF: The game is worldwide now. Travel and technology have greatly expanded the game’s business. Golf has been great for charity and it’s an honorable sport. The caliber of people is outstanding.
(L-R) Dan Hansford with grandchildren Sydney Ranker, Ben Duncan, Luke Duncan and Jack Ranker