Len Kennett And Bill Davies Among Those Honored
NORTH HOLLYWOOD, November 1 — Errol Shaw, an attorney from Bakersfield and a member of Bakersfield CC, was elected the 81st president of the Southern California Golf Association during the SCGA’s annual meeting today in Universal City.
The 65-year-old Shaw, a Bakersfield native, received a B.A. from Fresno State University and a law degree from University of La Verne. He has been a member of the SCGA board of directors since 1995 and served as vice-president last year. He’s also served on various committees at his club and has long been involved in many community and youth activities in the area, ranging from Quail Valley Water District director to Twin Towers Orphans Fund and Rosewood Retirement Community. Shaw is also an elder at his church. He is married to Judy Shaw and has two daughters, Suzanne and Angela.
Joining Shaw on the executive committee are vice president Ed Holmes of The Victoria Club in Riverside, secretary Kent Keller of Wilshire CC, and treasurer Bob Lowe of Saticoy CC. Bill Cunerty of Tijeras Creek GC remains on the board as immediate past president.
Reelected to one-year terms as directors were: Ken Bien of Rancho Santa Fe GC, Alan Frank of Oakmont CC, Jim Giles of Brookside GC and La Cañada-Flintridge CC, Dennis Harwood of Big Canyon and Indian Ridge CCs, Bob Jones of G-Man GA, Tom Lindgren of Eldorado CC, John Morello of Lake San Marcos GC, John Rydell of La Cumbre CC and The Valley Club of Montecito, Steve Titus of San Gabriel CC, and Bill Woolfolk of Bel-Air CC. Keenan Barber of Mission Hills CC was elected for the first time, and 2004 president Marc Myers of Hillcrest CC leaves the board after more than a decade of service.
In addition to the election and other official business, several people were honored at the meeting:
This marks the first time that the award has been given to a golf professional. Kennett joins 13 previous winners, starting with the award’s namesake in 1987, the late Lynn Smith, an SCGA president and USGA Executive Committee member. Other honorees have been Sarah Floyd of Western American GA (last year), past SCGA presidents Cliff Tweedy, Charles Laws, Marion Farmer, Steve Horrell, Paul Jenkins and Jim House; Oakmont CC pioneer Don Young, entertainer Bob Hope, past SCGA directors Bill Russell and Bob Eddy and former SCGA Executive Director Newell Pinch.
About the SCGA
Founded in 1899, the SCGA is one of the nation’s oldest and largest state/regional golf associations, with more than 170,000 individuals who belong to more than 1,200 members clubs throughout Southern California and Baja California. The SCGA provides USGA-approved handicap indexes for its members; measures and rates more than 400 golf courses that are association members; has one of the nation’s most significant tournament programs, with more than 125 days of events available to golfers of all abilities; is active in turfgrass research and junior golf; and publishes FORE Magazine and the annual Southern California Directory of Golf.
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