MARIETTA, Ga. – Dave Ballard of Roswell was re-elected president of the Georgia State Golf Association for a second one-year term, highlighting the Association’s 2016 Annual Meeting held at Cherokee Town Club in Atlanta on Saturday, January 16.
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, from Pinetree Country Club, was re-elected for a second one-year term as president-elect. He will serve in this capacity and then become president upon the conclusion of Ballard’s service.
Jim Ingram of Marietta, a member of RiverPines Golf, was elected to serve a one-year term as GSGA’s secretary-treasurer.
Other Executive Committee members who will continue in their current terms during 2016 are Carey Brown of Atlanta (Cherokee Town and Country Club), Jim Coleman of Acworth (Brookstone Golf and Country Club), Chuck Kennedy of Atlanta (Peachtree Golf Club) and Belinda Marsh of Johns Creek (Rivermont Golf 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 reappointed as the GSGA’s general counsel.
GSGA welcomed three new members to the Executive Committee: Laura Coble of Augusta (Augusta Country Club), Hal Hayes of Savannah (The Landings Club) and Kris Mikkelsen of Atlanta (Piedmont Driving Club).