Executive Director of USGA Joins World Golf Foundation’s Board of Directors

January 12, 2012

Mike Davis, prescription Executive Director of the United States Golf Association (USGA) has been named Chairman of the World Golf Foundation’s Board of Directors for 2012. 

Davis succeeds The European Tour’s Chief Executive, link George O’Grady, who served as the 2011 Board Chairman.

Davis, who was named USGA Executive Director in March, 2011, has been with the Association for over 21 years.  He joined the organization in April 1990 where he served in various capacities in Rules & Competitions, including as U.S. Open Championship Director and later as Senior Director of Rules & Competitions, until being named Executive Director.

“I am both delighted and honored to assume the Chairman’s role for 2012,” said Davis. “The game of golf continues to be presented with challenges and opportunities around the world. I look forward to working with my colleagues on the Foundation’s Board and the organization’s talented staff to ensure that the Foundation continues to play a leadership role in fostering the health, growth and development of the game.”

Steve Mona, Chief Executive Officer of the World Golf Foundation, added: “Mike, with decades of experience organizing and managing national championships, will bring a rich perspective as Chair of our Board. His extensive knowledge and leadership in the golf industry will benefit our mission of supporting the growth of the game worldwide.” 

In addition to Davis and O’Grady, the other World Golf Foundation Executive Committee members are Jim Armstrong, Executive Director of The Masters Tournament; Peter Dawson, Chief Executive of The R&A; Tim Finchem, Commissioner of the PGA TOUR; Joe Steranka, Chief Executive Officer of the PGA of America; and Michael Whan, Commissioner of the LPGA.