Oct 24, 2008

Golf Association of Philadelphia concludes season with Annual Meeting

  The Golf Association of Philadelphia concluded it’s 112th season on Wednesday at Philmont Country Club with it’s Annual Meeting.

  A list of highlights:

  • Richard P. Meehan, Jr., of 4:19 PM 11/6/2008 untingdon Valley Country Club was named the Association’s 30th President. Mr. Meehan replaces Daniel B. Burton of Bent Creek Country Club, who served the maximum allowable limit of three one-year terms. Mr. Meehan has been active in the Association since 1996 when he first volunteered as a course rater. He has served as Junior Chairman, Treasurer and Vice President in prior years.
  • J. Clark O’Donoghue of Riverton Country Club, who served as the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s Ex-Officio to the Platt Caddie Scholarship, was elected as Vice-President. Mr. O’Donoghue had served as Chairman of the Platt since 2004. Christopher J. Terebesi of Chester Valley Golf Club, a member of the Executive Committee the last seven years, was named Secretary. Mr. Terebesi chairs the Communications Committee and has been instrumental in the development of the Golf Association of Philadelphia Magazine since it’s inception 1½ years ago. Mr. Frank Rutan, IV of Philadelphia Cricket Club remains the Treasurer. Also, John M. LeBoeuf of Philadelphia Country Club replaces E. Gerald Hurst of Lookaway Golf Club on the Executive Committee. Jack C. Endicott of Manufacturers Golf & Country Club will now serve as the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s Ex-Officio to the Platt Caddie Scholarship. Mr. Endicott has recently served on the Golf Association of Philadelphia’s Executive Committee and as Vice-Chairman of the Trust. Mr. Endicott has served on the Platt Board since 1995 and as the Vice-Chairman since 2004. He has been a GAP Executive Committee member since 1998.
  • Craig Ammerman and William Walsh received the Arnold Palmer Lifetime Service Award and Distinguished Service Award, respectively. Ammerman, a former Golf Association of Philadelphia President from 2000-02 and USGA Executive Committee Member from 2002-07, oversaw the Association at a time of change when long-time Executive Director James Sykes stepped down in 2000. The Arnold Palmer Lifetime Service Award is the Association’s highest honor. Walsh, also a former GAP President, earned the Distinguished Service Award, in part, for his unending and tireless work for the Platt Caddie Scholarship. Walsh has raised more than $850,000 at Philadelphia Country Club for the Trust. Mr. Walsh was also instrumental in the Association accepting non-private clubs into membership in the 1990s.

The Golf Association of Philadelphia Magazine will highlight each item listed above in it’s next issue, set to be mailed Nov. 15.

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