December 9, 2016
2016 NCGA Annual Meeting: Pat Quinn Elected New President
San Jose resident Pat Quinn was officially named the 90th President of the Northern California Golf Association at Friday’s NCGA Annual Meeting at Poppy Hills Golf Course.
Other board members for the 2017 NCGA golf season were also confirmed at the meeting.
Quinn, a member at San Jose Country Club, has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2009. He is a graduate of San Jose State and is the Director of Client Services at Blach Construction. Quinn and his wife Susan have two daughters—Courtney and Kelly.
“(2016) President John Ronca had a great vision and that will prove positive for years to come,” Quinn said. “We want to continue to work for the best outcome for golfers. I’m looking forward to a productive and fun year.”
Quinn will also serve on the boards for the California Golf Association and the Pacific Coast Golf Association. He succeeds Ronca, a member at San Luis Obispo CC. Also seated were Vice President Tom Bone of North Ridge CC (eighth year) and Secretary/Treasurer Gail Rogers (seventh year).
Current NCGA Board members that were re-nominated for 2017 were Stacey Baba of EWGA San Francisco Bay Area (fourth year), Raymond Coates of California GC (second year), John Dodsworth of Palo Alto Hills (fifth year), Terry Fitzwater of Old Greenwood GC (second year), Gary Fox of Spring Creek G&CC (fourth year), Scott Gebhardt of Quail Lodge Resort (second year), Robert Goldstein of Sequoyah CC (fifth year), Sam Gross of The Bridges GC (third year), Susan Morse of The Olympic Club (fourth year), David Pearson of Visalia CC (third year), Michael Weeks of Dairy Creek GC (sixth year), Richard Wise of Granite Bay GC (third year) and Ronca.
NCGA Board members who are either retiring or have met term limits are Tom Carter of E-Club East Bay and former Presidents Lee Gidney of Cypress Lakes Club and Paul Yost of Kings CC.
Newly elected oncoming Board members are Edward Quinn of North Ridge CC and Jay Silverberg of Foxtail Men’s Club.
During the meeting, NCGA Executive Director Joe Huston mentioned the organization’s goals of expanding programming to a broader audience and growing the game using vehicles such as the highly successful Youth on Course program.
“It’s a privilege and honor to serve our clubs and members and to promote the game of golf,” Huston told the audience.
The NCGA also recognized its 2016 Players of the Year: Shintaro Ban (Player of the Year), Sabrina Iqbal (Women’s Player of the Year), Dale Bougunnec (Senior Player of the Year), Lynne Cowan (Senior Women’s Player of the Year) and Gary Vanier (Super Senior Player of the Year).
“The entire NCGA staff has been amazing, not just to me but a generation of golfers,” Ban said. “This award has boosted confidence in my game.”