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2014 USGA Annual Meeting Schedule of Events

  (January 29, 2014)
2014 USGA Annual Meeting Schedule of  Events

Far Hills, NJ (PRWEB) January 29, 2014

WHAT:
Schedule of events open to the media during the 2014 Annual Meeting of the United States Golf Association (USGA) at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club, Village of Pinehurst, N.C.

WHEN:
Friday, February 7, 2014 11:30 a.m. (EST); 18th Green, Pinehurst No. 2

Incoming USGA President Thomas J. OToole Jr. and USGA Executive Director Mike Davis will announce the recipient of the 2014 Bob Jones Award. Presented annually since 1955, the Award is the USGAs highest honor and recognizes an individual who demonstrates the spirit, personal character and respect for the game exhibited by Jones, winner of nine USGA championships.


Saturday, February 8, 2014 The Carolina Hotel

7:30 a.m. (EST) Complimentary Media Breakfast (North Room)

9:00 a.m. (EST) USGA News and Teleconference (North Room)
o    Thomas J. OToole Jr., Incoming USGA President
o    Mike Davis, USGA Executive Director
o    Reg Jones, Senior Director, USGA Open Championships

10:00 a.m. (EST) USGA Pace of Play Workshop (Olmsted/Callaway/Oakley Rooms)
o    Bill Yates, Founder, Pace Manager Systems
o    John Bodenhamer, Senior Managing Director, USGA Rules, Competitions & Equipment Standards

1:30 p.m. (EST) USGA Strategic Plan Update (Olmsted/Callaway/Oakley Rooms)
o    Mike Davis, USGA Executive Director
o    John Bodenhamer, Senior Managing Director, USGA Rules, Competitions & Equipment Standards
o    Mike Butz, Senior Managing Director, USGA Open Championships & Association Relations
o    Sarah Hirshland, Senior Managing Director, USGA Business Affairs
o    Rand Jerris, Senior Managing Director, USGA Public Services

4:30 p.m. (EST) USGA Annual Meeting (Olmsted/Callaway/Oakley Rooms)

7:00 p.m. (EST) USGA Service Awards Dinner (Grand Ballroom)
o    Hosted by Tim Rosaforte, Senior Writer, Golf World and Golf Channel/NBC Contributor

Editors Note: Media workspace will be available in the Evergreen Music Room at the Holly Inn, 145 Cherokee Road, Village of Pinehurst, N.C.

Call-in for Saturday News Conference:
U.S. Participants: 1-800-762-4758
International Participants: 1-480-629-9035

Editors Note: A transcript will be made available following the teleconference.

RSVP:
Please confirm your attendance for the USGA News Conference and Service Awards Dinner by emailing Jeff Altstadter at jaltstadter(at)usga(dot)org.

MEDIA CONTACT:                
Jeff Altstadter, USGA Communications
908-326-1880; 973-908-9991 (cell)
jaltstadter(at)usga(dot)org

About the USGA
The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Womens Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches, attracting players and fans from more than 160 countries. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, equipment standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The USGAs reach is global with a working jurisdiction in the United States, its territories and Mexico, serving more than 25 million golfers and actively engaging 150 golf associations.

The USGA is one of the worlds foremost authorities on research, development and support of sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the games history and invests in the development of the game through the delivery of its services and its ongoing For the Good of the Game grants program. Additionally, the USGAs Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries.

For more information about the USGA, visit http://www.usga.org.

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