December 7, 2018
Poppy Hills Golf Course
Gail Rogers was officially named the 92nd President of the Northern California Golf Association at Friday’s NCGA Annual Meeting at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach.
Other board members for the 2019 NCGA golf season were also confirmed at the meeting.
Rogers, a member at Pasatiempo Golf Course in Santa Cruz, has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2011. Rogers and her husband, Ken, have a family that includes David Rogers, Julie Packer, Diane Harrison and Ezra Manners . She is the first female President of the NCGA.
“Golf has brought so many fantastic experiences into my life,” Rogers said during the historic proceedings. “My role as a leader in this sport has always been to represent all golfers.”
Rogers succeeds Tom Bone, a member at North Ridge CC. Also seated were Vice President Michael Weeks (eighth year) and Secretary/Treasurer Bob Goldstein (seventh year).
Current NCGA Board members that were re-nominated for 2019 were Stacey Baba of LPGA Amateur Golf Association San Francisco Bay Area (sixth year), Dr. Alfred Brown of Rancho Murieta CC (second year), Raymond Coates of California GC (fourth year), Terry Fitzwater of Old Greenwood GC (fourth year), Gary Fox of Spring Creek G&CC (sixth year), Scott Gebhardt of Quail Lodge Resort (fourth year), Robert Goldstein of Sequoyah CC (seventh year), Susan Morse of The Olympic Club (sixth year), David Pearson of Visalia CC (fifth year), Kevin Peyton of San Jose CC (second year), Edward Quinn of North Ridge CC (third year), and Richard Wise of Granite Bay GC (fifth year).
NCGA Board members who are either retiring or have met board term limits are John Dodsworth and Sam Gross.
Newly elected oncoming Board members are Bob Miller of Sequoia Woods CC and Lance Parker of San Luis Obispo CC.
Other highlights of the meeting included WGANC President Cathy Stroh speaking on the collaboration between the WGANC, PWGA and NCGA, USGA West Region Director Mike Sweeney talking about the 119th U.S. Open at Pebble Beach and Youth on Course Executive Director Adam Heieck sharing success stories of Youth on Course.
“We’re going to be better because we’re better together,” said Bone regarding the collaboration.
During the proceedings, Sweeney recognized longtime NCGA Director of Course Rating and Handicapping Jim Cowan with the USGA’s Ike Grainger Award for his 25 years of service to the Association.
The NCGA also recognized its 2018 Players of the Year: Nick Moore (Player of the Year), Lucy Li (Women’s Player of the Year), Jeff Wilson (Senior Player of the Year), Pat Cornett (Senior Women’s Player of the Year) and Ron Johnson (Super Senior Player of the Year).