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Neil Gilman named Tournament Director

Gilman returns home as GAP Tournament Director

Neil Gilman, a long-term P.J. Boatwright Intern with the Association during the 2014 season, returns home after a five-year stint with the Texas Golf Association. Gilman will replace Justin Reasy in the role of Tournament Director, who will be moving on to the Pennsylvania Golf Association. Gilman previously served in a Tournament Coordinator role with the TGA.

“I’m ecstatic to be back and working with the GAP. Growing up in this area, as both a caddie and a golfer, I believe the GAP region hosts some of the best championships in the country,” said Gilman, 29, of Plymouth Meeting, Pa. “My internship with the GAP was invaluable in preparing me to take a full-time position with the Texas Golf Association. The five seasons I spent with the TGA were also an incredible experience.”

At the age of 16, Gilman’s love for the game grew as a caddie at Philadelphia Cricket Club. He attended Penn State University and continued to caddie during summers at Cricket, Merion Golf Club and Whitemarsh Valley Country Club. The Philadelphia region holds a special place in Gilman’s heart, in addition to the city’s professional sports teams.

“Golf has been a huge part of my entire life, and especially golf in the Philadelphia area,” said Gilman. “When the opportunity presented itself, I jumped at the opportunity to come back to the GAP because this is home for me. I’m excited to get to work and see some familiar faces during championships at some of the country’s top courses.”  

Contact Gilman at 610-687-2340 ext. 14 or via email at ngilman@gapgolf.org.

GAP

Celebrating Amateur Golf since 1897, GAP, also known as the Golf Association of Philadelphia, is the oldest regional or state golf association in the United States. It serves as the principal ruling body of amateur golf in its region. The Association’s 288 Member Clubs and 75,000 individual members are spread across the Eastern half of Pennsylvania and parts of New Jersey and Delaware. The GAP’s mission is to promote, preserve and protect the game of golf.