October 24, 2020
2020 NCGA Tournament Official of the Year–Phil Sexton
After nearly six decades of playing golf, Rancho Murieta Country Club member Phil Sexton got a nudge from his good friend, Doug Ruley.
“He suggested I become a volunteer tournament official for the NCGA,” Sexton said.
That was in 2009. Eleven years later, the now 77-year-old Sexton is a regular among the tournament official volunteer corps. Along with working over 40-50 tournament days per year. Sexton plays a major role in course procurement, marking and maintenance at Rancho Murieta Golf Club for NCGA events.
“I enjoy being a representative of the of the NCGA,” said Sexton, a retired sales executive for a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch. “I also enjoy mentoring other officials.”
It was mentoring—specifically from longtime NCGA volunteers John Nakamura, Dan Wettstein, John Korvin and Gary Fox—that helped Sexton get to where he is today.
Now, Sexton is sharing all the advice and wisdom he’s gained over the years. And of course, his love for the game.
“I sometimes meet with various member groups at Rancho Murieta and we discuss the Rules,” Sexton said. “I also enjoy being involved with golf in the community. I’ve enjoyed working with the NCGA staff. They’re great people.”
The NCGA thanks all of its volunteers—Without you, it all doesn’t happen