b'CHIP SHOTSVanier inductedTroy Andrew takes helm of IAGAinto NCGA HallAt the annual conference of the International Association of Fame of Golf Administrators (IAGA), Troy Andrew was named the associations new president for 2022. The conference was Gary Vanier, who lives part ofheld in early November at the Westin Stonebriar Resort in the year in Tetonia in easternFrisco, on the outskirts of Idaho, was inducted into theDallas, Texas. Northern California Golf Association Hall of Fame, in aTroy has been on staff at ceremony that was held at Poppy Hills Golf Course inthe PNGA and Washington Pebble Beach, Calif. on September 23, 2021.Golf since 1999, serving a Gary won the 2019 PNGA Super Senior Mens Amateurnumber of roles, and has (pictured, held that year at Florence Golf Links), andbeen a member of the IAGA has played very well in Idaho championships, winningfor 20 years. He has served the Idaho Senior Mens Amateur three times (2017, 2018,on the IAGAs board of 2020), while finishing second in that championship indirectors since 2016, and 2019 and 2021. last year served as its vice In all, Gary, now 70, has been winning tournamentspresident. His time as theAt this years IAGA conference over six decades.IAGA president will be a one- were Barb Trammell (OGA year term.CEO), Troy Andrew (CEO/He first got exposed to the game when, around theThis adds to the number ofexecutive director of the PNGA age of 10, he began caddying for his father, Vince.leadership roles Troy alreadyand Washington Golf), and Eventually, Gary began developing his own game, andholds in the golf community.Caleb Cox (IGA executive was largely self-taught.He also serves as the CEO/ director). Kris Jonasson Gary went on to play at Stanford, where from 1969- executive director of the(CEO of British Columbia 1972 he and teammate and fraternity roommate (andPNGA, Washington Golf andGolf) attended the conference future World Golf Hall of Famer) Tom Watson helpedThe Home Course, as well asvirtually. lead the Cardinal to a conference title in 1970. the executive director of the Following a brief stint as a professional after college,Pacific Coast Golf Association. His new role as president of Gary, who would become a stock broker, returned tothe IAGA is evidence of the respect with which he is viewed amateur golf and began carving out his legacy.by the nationaland internationalgolf community. Staying in California, he won 10 San FranciscoOther Northwest golf administrators who have served as City and City Senior titles combined, nine AlamedaIAGA president are Kris Jonasson (2007), who is still the CEO Commuters and Senior titles, numerous Southernof British Columbia Golf; and Barb Trammell (2017), still the California Golf Association wins, a 1982 CaliforniaCEO of the Oregon Golf Association. John Bodenhamer, the Amateur win paired with a 2007 California Seniorformer PNGA and WA Golf CEO/executive director who is now Amateur title.the senior managing director of championships for the USGA, His NCGA crowns include a 1997 NCGA Amateur titleserved as IAGA president in 2001. and 10 senior titles. He was named NCGA Senior Player ofMembers of the IAGA are golf administrators of state and the Year and twice a Super Senior Player of the Year. regional amateur golf associations and other national and An impressive record. Its something hes proud of.international golf-related organizations. And something were in awe of. Visit IAGA.org for more information. 8PACIFIC NORTHWEST GOLFER| DEC 2021'