MARIETTA, G.A. – Dave Ballard of Roswell was elected president of the Georgia State Golf Association for a two-year term, highlighting the Association’s 2015 Annual Meeting held at Cherokee Town Club in Atlanta on Saturday, January 17, 2015.
Ballard retired from IBM in 2001 after 30 years of service. He has served on many GSGA committees, including Rules and Competitions, Handicapping, Communications/Website, Membership and Member Play Days. He has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2008.
A member of Indian Hills Country Club, Ballard has served on various committees associated with the club. He and his wife, Dianne, have resided in Roswell, Ga., since 1983.
David Burke of Canton was elected to begin a two-year term as president-elect. He will serve in this capacity and then become president upon the conclusion of Ballard’s service.
Olivia Flanagan of Albany, a member of Stonebridge Golf and Country Club, was re-elected to serve a third one-year term as GSGA’s secretary-treasurer.
Other Executive Committee members who will continue in their current terms during 2015 are Carey Brown of Atlanta (Cherokee Town and Country Club), Lee Cassady of Savannah (The Landings Club), Jim Coleman of Acworth (Brookstone Golf and Country Club), Jim Ingram of Marietta (Brookfield Country Club), Chuck Kennedy of Atlanta (Peachtree Golf Club) and Belinda Marsh of Johns Creek (Rivermont Country Club). Grover Maxwell of Atlanta (Peachtree Golf Club) is the President of the GSGA Foundation until June 30, 2016, and will serve on the Executive Committee until that time.
Chuck Palmer of Atlanta (East Lake Golf Club), whose term as GSGA president concluded at the 2015 Annual Meeting, remains an ex-officio member of the Executive Committee as immediate past president while Ballard serves as president.
Jimmy Singer of Atlanta (Indian Hills Country Club) was appointed as the GSGA’s general counsel.
GSGA welcomed two new members to the Board of Directors: Deb Jackson of Johns Creek (Rivermont Country Club) and Scott James of Savannah (The Landings Club).
Based on either their length of service or for service on the executive committee, three directors were elected to senior director status, including Ray Haas of Big Canoe (Big Canoe Golf Club), Chuck Kennedy of Atlanta (Peachtree Golf Club) and Ray Orrie of Roswell (Horseshoe Bend Country Club). Senior Directors Ron Abadie of Peachtree City, G.A, Alan Katz of Marietta and Betty Rich of Villa Rica have moved to Director Emeritus status and Kurt Faxon of Savannah has relocated and retired from the Board.
The management of the Georgia State Golf Association is vested in its Board of Directors. The Board meets annually to review the activity of the Association, transact any business and elect a new slate of officers and directors. The GSGA Executive Committee, which includes the Officers, meets quarterly to manage the business affairs of the Association between annual meetings.