January 09, 2020

Kevin Hammer Elected FSGA President

At the FGSA's 2019 Annual Meeting, Kevin Hammer, of Boynton Beach, was elected as FSGA president.

TAMPA, Fla.Kevin Hammer, of Boynton Beach, has been elected to serve as the president of the Florida State Golf Association. The election took place at the Association’s Annual Meeting in Jacksonville on November 22, 2019.

Hammer will lead the volunteer Executive Committee in guiding the Association’s professional staff and more than 450 volunteers throughout the state. He has served on the Board since 2009, and was elected to the Executive Committee in 2013. Hammer has spent the last two years serving as the Vice President.

“I’m, first and foremost, simply a fan of the FSGA,” Hammer said. “For over a century, preserving and protecting the game of golf throughout the state of Florida and beyond has been the mantra. The FSGA has grown exponentially over the years under the guidance of Executive Director, Jim Demick, and his highly competent team, and is now the most active state golf association in the country.”

The Florida native has been affiliated with the FSGA since he was playing junior golf. Hammer is a seven-time FSGA champion and has been a part of two Florida Cup teams. Hammer currently resides at The Club at Quail Ridge, in Boynton Beach, with his wife, Karen, and their three daughters, Alexa, Ava and Ella.

Hammer was born and raised in Boynton Beach, and got involved in the game of golf at a young age, thanks to his father, Laurie, a former PGA Tour player and National PGA Club Professional Champion. Hammer grew up playing, living and working at Delray Dunes Golf and Country Club, where his dad was the PGA Professional and Director of Golf for more than 40 years.

He graduated from the University of Florida, where he was a member of the Gators Golf team. Hammer works as a Senior Vice President at Merrill Lynch, where he has worked for more than 20 years.

“The state of Florida attracts, and is home to, an incredibly high number of knowledgeable golfers,” Hammer said.

“The FSGA has been the beneficiary of having hundreds of skilled volunteers and board members who are willing to give back to the game they love. With 107 years of history, we believe the FSGA is just getting started.”

Tony Capano was elected as Vice President, with Moe Gallant as Secretary/Treasurer. Steve Albright, Tara Joy-Connelly and Mike Miller were all elected as Directors-at-Large, with Steve Carter to serve as the Immediate Past President.

Members elected to the Board of Directors include: Kim Benedict, Brian Keenan, Therese Quinn, Mike Riley and Pete Williams, while Chuck Phillips and Scott Schroeder were reelected.

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