Former NCGA President John Nakamura Named USGA Ike Grainger Award Recipient
March 24, 2014
Former NCGA President John Nakamura was named as a recipient of the USGA’s Ike Grainger Award for his 25 years of service to the Association at a Feb. 8 dinner at Pinehurst Resort and Country Club.
Nakamura, who served as the NCGA president in 1994, is a longtime member of the USGA’s Public Links Championship and Regional Affairs Committees. He started with the Regional Affairs Committee around 1988, and later joined the Public Links Committee.
“It’s an honor. I’m very pleased and appreciate it,” said Nakamura, who resides in Sacramento. “I didn’t realize 25 years went by so fast.”
Nakamura has yet to formally receive the award. USGA West Region director Mike Sweeney said that he will present Nakamura the award sometime this year.
The award honors the legacy of Isaac B. Grainger, who was one of the leading authorities on the Rules of Golf and a longtime member of the USGA Executive Committee. Grainger served as president in 1954-1955.