October 31, 2007

FSGA Recognizes Volunteers-of-the-Year

Scrib Kelly, Mike Lonergan and Ron Audi have been awarded the 2007 Volunteers-of-the-Year for their hard work and dedication to amateur golf in the state.

The Florida State Golf Association has announced that Scrib Kelly, Mike Lonergan and Ron Audi have been awarded the 2007 Volunteers-of-the-Year for their hard work and dedication to amateur golf in the state. These fine gentlemen will be recognized at the FSGA Annual Dinner in November.  

Michael Lonergan and Scrib Kelly, of The Villages, were selected as the Tournament Volunteers-of-the-Year. In their short time with the FSGA, the two have volunteered at more than 100 events combined. Scrib started with the FSGA in 2005 while Mike joined in 2006 and they haven’t stopped since. They work at all events ranging from the Florida Junior Tour to Winter Series and recently helped with the High School Championships. They actively recruit new volunteers in The Villages area and bring interested volunteers along to events. They are credited for introducing many new volunteers to the FSGA and organizing the group to travel together to events. They even hold a monthly Rules get together to discuss Rules scenarios and freshen up their Rules knowledge. Mike and Scrib are already registered to volunteer at many events in 2008.  

In the Course Rating area, Ron Audi, of Ocala, was awarded the Volunteer-of-the-Year. With ten years of course rating experience in Vermont, Ron joined the Section 5 Course Rating Team in 2001 and became Captain in 2003. With seven counties and over 100 courses to rate, Ron’s team keeps busy rating 10-12 courses per year. Ron was selected three times to attend the USGA Eastern Calibration where the FSGA team took top honors. A past Board Member, Ron continues his course rating education by attending seminars and sharing his experiences with his team.  

On Friday, November 16, the FSGA will hold the 2007 Annual Dinner at Interlachen Country Club in Winter Park where the 2007 Volunteers-of-the-Year will be recognized. In addition, the FSGA will honor the 2007 Champions, Players-of-the-Year, FJT Points Champions and induct two individuals into the Florida Golf Hall of Fame.  

Organized in 1913, the Florida State Golf Association is a not-for-profit organization that governs amateur golf in the state of Florida. In addition to conducting 25 championships for amateur golfers in the state, the FSGA is responsible for more than 40 qualifying tournaments for USGA National Championships. The FSGA also maintains the USGA Handicap System, performs course ratings throughout Florida and assists in junior programs and scholarships.


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