Tournament Official, Course Rater of the Year
October 17, 2019
2019 NCGA Tournament Official of the Year—Lynne Gangi
Back in 2006, as her term as president of the Women’s Golf Association of Northern California began winding down, Willow Glen resident Lynne Gangi was approached by friend and fellow Pasatiempo Golf Club member Gail Rogers.
Rogers, the 2019 NCGA president, was wondering what Gangi was going to do after her term expired.
“Gail came to me one day and said, ‘Here’s your application to become an NCGA tournament official’,” Gangi recalled. “She had it all set for me.”
Fourteen years later, the 78-year-old Gangi, who was introduced to the game by her late husband, John, is still happy she made the choice to become a tournament official.
“I like helping people, but it’s also just a love for the game,” Gangi said. “You also get to watch great golf and see great golf courses.”
2019 NCGA Course Rater of the Year—Keith Schwartz
The eventual move to becoming a course rater just seemed natural for San Mateo resident Keith Schwartz.
Once the handicap chairperson for his club, Space Systems Golf Club, Schwartz eventually got a letter from the NCGA asking if he’d like to serve as a course rater. He didn’t hesitate in giving the NCGA his answer.
Suffice to say, things have gone so well for the now 59-year-old that he recently completed his 26th season. And he still enjoys every minute of it.
“I enjoy being to all the courses, and all the ladies and gentlemen I get to work with,” Schwartz said. “It’s been a lot of fun.”
The NCGA thanks all of its volunteers for their service! Without you, it all doesn’t happen!
If you are interested in becoming an NCGA volunteer, please visit ncga.org/play/volunteer/
You don’t have to be Rules certified to be a tournament official