Ronca Elected NCGA President
December 8, 2015
PEBBLE BEACH – John Ronca of San Luis Obispo (right) was officially named the 89th president of the Northern California Golf Association.
Ronca and other board members for the 2016 golf season were confirmed at the Association’s Annual Meeting at Poppy Hills GC on Dec. 8.
Ronca has been a member of the board of directors since 2007. He is a Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo alum (1975, Business), and has a Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine (1978) and master’s degree from the University of Denver. He is the former president of San Luis Obispo CC, where he played a pivotal role in the construction of a new clubhouse.
Ronca has practiced law in his hometown at his eponymous law firm from since 1979. He and his wife Tracy have two children: Stephanie, 25 and Rachel, 23.
“We have a commitment to a culture of integrity,” the new NCGA president said in his address. “We owe that to our members, and we owe that to the game of golf.”
Ronca will also be on the boards for the California Golf Association and the Pacific Coast Golf Association, as well as the NCGA’s personnel/advisory and legal committees. He succeeds Lee Gidney, a Cypress Lakes GC member who moves into the role of immediate past president. Also seated were new Vice President Pat Quinn of San Jose CC (his eighth year on the board) and Secretary-Treasurer Tom Bone of North Ridge CC (seventh).
Current NCGA directors that were re-nominated for the coming year are:
- Stacey Baba of EWGA SF Bay Area (third)
- Tom Carter of eClub East Bay (sixth)
- John Dodsworth of Palo Alto Hills CC (fourth)
- Gary Fox of Spring Creek GCC (third)
- Robert Goldstein of Sequoyah CC (fourth)
- Samuel Gross of Crow Canyon CC (second)
- Susan Morse of The Olympic Club (third)
- David Pearson of Visalia CC (second)
- Gail Rogers of Pasatiempo (sixth)
- Michael Weeks of Dairy Creek GC (fifth)
- Richard Wise of Granite Bay CC (second)
- Paul Yost of Kings CC (sixth).
Joining the board for the first of a two-year term are
- Raymond M. Coates of California GC
- Terry L. Fitzwater of Old Greenwood GC
- Scott W. Gebhardt of Quail Lodge GC.