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Staff Directory Contents NCGA GOLF / WINTER 2014


Departments 12 Editor’s Letter 24 Point/Counterpoint 48 Tournament Central 54 Equipment Roundtable – Presented By Worldwide Golf Shops


66 Murphy’s Law: KNBR’s Brian Murphy’s Musings on Golf


Members Only 35 Kohanaiki – An Emerging Private Community on Hawaii’s Big Island


52 Club History – Diablo Country Club Celebrates 100 Years


57 Stump the NCGA Rules Expert/Rules Quiz 59 Senior Golf Association 62 Brian Morse – NCGA President 63 NCGA Board


Columns 6 CEO’s Letter: VAUGHN KEZIRIAN


55 Pro’s Corner: BRAD SHUPE 56 Know Your Rules: RYAN FARB 58 NCGA Foundation: Bill Hammonds, NCGA Foundation President


60 Through the Green: JIM COWAN 61 Keeping Score: RYAN GREGG 64 Superintendents: The Inaugural Symposium on Affordable Golf


65 NCPGA: CHRIS THOMAS 36


OFFICERS President – Brian D. Morse, Merced GCC Vice President – Lee Gidney, Cypress Lakes GC Secretary-Treasurer – John A. Ronca – San Luis Obispo CC Immediate Past President – Dan Hansford, Lahontan GC


Board


Stacey Baba, EWGA San Francisco Bay Area Brad Bell – Del Paso CC


Thomas E. Bone – North Ridge CC Thomas H. Carter – eClub East Bay John A. Dodsworth – Palo Alto Hills CC Gary Fox, Spring Hills GCC Robert J. Goldstein – Sequoyah CC Susan Morse, The Olympic Club Anthony R. Muller – Monterey Peninsula CC Michael J. O’Donnell – The Olympic Club Patrick N. Quinn – San Jose CC Gail A. Rogers – Pasatiempo GC Michael W. Weeks – Dairy Creek GC Paul F. Yost, Jr. – Kings CC


STAFF Executive Vaughn Kezirian, Executive Director Malinda Oliver, Executive Assistant


Accounting


Aana Fitzgerald, Controller Mark Fitch, Assistant Controller Jean Quismundo, Staff Accountant Svetlana Gavrilenko, Staff Accountant


Administration Dorothy Bentley, Director of Administration Helen Nicolayev, Receptionist


Rules and Competitions Ryan Gregg, Director of Rules and Competitions Kelly Cimino, Assistant Director of Rules and Competitions Ryan Farb, Assistant Director of Rules and Competitions Otis Goodwin, Assistant Director of Rules and Competitions Ryan Hammer, Assistant Director of Rules and Competitions Rick Leoncio, Assistant Director of Rules and Competitions Darin Dodd, Rules and Competitions Coordinator Alex Anderson, Rules and Competitions Coordinator


Communications and Marketing Scott Seward, Director of Communications and Marketing, Editor and Publisher of NCGA Golf magazine Kevin Merfeld, Assistant Director of Communications and Marketing R.J. Cerame, Marketing Manager Jerry Stewart, Media Manager


Course and Handicapping Jim Cowan, Director of Course Rating and Handicapping Tina Anguish, Assistant Director of Handicapping Jeremy Gray, Assistant Director of Course Rating Martin Fuentes, Administrative Manager, Handicapping/Member Services Kate Burr, Handicap Administrative Assistant


NCGA Foundation


Adam Heieck, Executive Director of the NCGA Foundation Michael Lowe, Director of Programs


Lindsey Novitzke, Foundation Communications Associate


Member Relations and Development Jeff Burgess, Director of Operations and Membership Programs Maryjane Hatch, Membership/Database Coordinator Rick Rangel, Assistant Director, Membership Sam Staton, Assistant Director, Membership Evelyn Gomez, Member Relations and Development Coordinator


Information Technology Scott Beckey, Chief Technology Officer Lenny Fudenna, Systems Development Manager Ben Coronado, Computing Systems Administrator


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