b'OREGON GOLF NEWSRaise a GlassF or most non-profit organizations, people are its most valuable asset, and the Oregon Golf Association is no exception. Our members, supporters and volunteers are the lifeblood ofRegister today for our association and what allows us toRules of Golf Workshopsaccomplish all the things we do.Barb Trammell Rules Workshops administered by the Oregon Golf OGA CEO Last month the OGA conducted itsAssociation are designed for individuals who are Annual Meetingvirtually again for thefamiliar with the game and wish to acquire a better second year in a rowand along withunderstanding of the Rules of Golf.it, recognized those individuals who contributed to the game on many different levels. Nominated by their peers,The 2022 Rules of Golf Workshop will be held these standouts made significant achievements, givingvirtually through a webinar and will cover each back to the game in ways that had considerable impactRule, definition and interpretation in depth.on their respective clubs and members. In this monthsRegistration Fee:$70(OGA Volunteers receive 50 column I would like to highlight their accomplishments.percent off)Gary Davis of Shadow Hills Country Club was namedDates:Jan. 18 through Feb. 24Executive of the Year for his extraordinary customerDays:Each Tuesday and Thursdayservice, kindness and professionalism as well as hisTime:5:30-7:30pmwillingness to go the extra mile for his community. A ClassThe course will be broken up into 12 two-A PGA professional, Gary is in his 16th year with the clubhour sessions over a six-week period. It and excels in teaching the game, conducting tournamentsincludes an official guide to the Rules of Golf and merchandising. A member recalled a story about howand an 80-question USGA exam.Gary went out of his way to customize a golf club to fit theAttendees will be grouped into a cohort with needs of the members physically disabled grandson toa Rules expert that will hold office hours each highlight the golf pros dedication and caring attitude. week. During office hours the Rules expert will The 2021 OGA Member of the Year went to Michaelcover answers from sample Rules questions Merchant of SAPS Golf Club. Michael stands out for hisgiven out during webinar session and provide leadership skills and by providing playing opportunitiesadditional help and learning support.this past year for those who suffered job loss during theRegister online, or contact the Rules pandemic. He established a scholarship fund for thoseDepartment in the OGA office at 503- 981-4653 who could not afford to participate in their league playfor more information. due to the financial hardship they experienced. Michael also recruits and helps develop the next generation of golfers and oversees the clubs support of a Memorial Fund supporting college scholarships for Gresham High School students.This years Club of the Year was awarded to West Ridge Mens Golf Club of Central Oregon for its tremendous work in supporting charitable organizations 40PACIFIC NORTHWEST GOLFER| DEC 2021'