Glen Nager Re-Elected United States Golf Association President

By Community | February 3, 2013

Glen D. Nager, generic | has been re-elected for the second one-year term as the 62nd president of the United States Golf Association.

Nager, 54, will continue to lead the Association’s 300-plus professional staff and more than 1,200 volunteers who serve on more than 30 committees.

“I am honored to serve another year as the president of the USGA, and continue to work with our talented staff, dedicated volunteers and experienced Executive Committee members,” said Nager. “Golf continues to face complex challenges on a global level. As the sport’s governing body in the U.S., it is our obligation to focus on areas that make the game better and that are necessary to sustain the game well into the future.”

During his first term, Nager, a Houston native, has focused the Association’s priorities and resources to address the issues confronting the game: stagnant participation, the challenges of financial and environmental sustainability, the game’s globalization, and the need to make golf more welcoming to a diverse audience.

“Over the past year, along with Executive Director Mike Davis and guided by the priorities set forth in our new five-year strategic plan,” said Nager, “we have established great momentum in our work to preserve and protect the game; developing new initiatives to make the game more fun, less expensive, and more welcoming; and working with our partners throughout the golf community to ensure that the game that grows worldwide is essentially the same game that we are entrusted to protect.” 

In his Annual Meeting remarks, Nager said that he will continue to work to preserve and protect the game, while strengthening the Association’s core functions of hosting premier national championships, building a greater appreciation for the Rules of Golf, promoting the game to broader, more diverse audiences, advocating a more environmentally responsible vision, and embracing the increased globalization of the game.

“We look forward to Glen’s continued leadership as we work to provide stronger governance and take stronger action for the game,” said Davis. “Given his organizational skills and business knowledge, Glen is ideally suited to lead the organization into the future and our progress in the past year reflects his many contributions to the USGA and the game.”