Diana M. Murphy, of St. Simons Island, Ga., was elected to serve a one-year term as the 64th president of the United States Golf Association, which together with The R&A governs the game worldwide. The election of officers and the 15-member USGA Executive Committee also took place during the USGA Annual Meeting.
As president, Murphy assumes the leadership of the more than 300 professional staff and nearly 1,200 volunteers who serve on more than 30 USGA committees.
“Although golf will always face challenges, the great golfers – such as Bob Jones, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and my dear friend Louise Suggs – had one trait in common: they were optimistic about their games and the game,” said Murphy after her election. “It is a time for all of us, together, to be positive about golf and act accordingly.”