President's Letter (Archived)
November 2017 (Archive)
Mr. Douglas E. Gregor
January 5, 2017,
Douglas E. Gregor, of Huntingdon Valley Country Club, was elected President of the Pennsylvania Golf Association at the Association’s fall meeting. He has served as an Executive Committee member since 2009. Gregor graduated from the College of William & Mary where he was a member of the golf team. Following college, he earned a law degree from Villanova University. Currently, he is a sole practitioner with his own law firm concentrating in the fields of estate, tax and business planning.
Gregor expressed his thoughts in the following message to his fellow Association members:
Dear fellow golfers,
It is truly an honor to serve as President of the Pennsylvania Golf Association. I fondly remember the first Pennsylvania Golf Association event I ever participated in at the 1984 Pennsylvania Junior Boys Championship at Williamsport Country Club. Although I did not play particularly well, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and participated in dozens of Pennsylvania Golf Association events thereafter. I always felt that the Pennsylvania Golf Association played an important role in administering the finest championships within the Commonwealth and I am grateful that I can contribute to such an organization.
Our tournament schedule for 2017 provides many great venues throughout the Commonwealth, highlighted by the 104th Amateur at White Manor Country Club, the 101st Open at Gulph Mills Golf Club, the 24th Mid-Amateur at Fox Chapel Golf Club and the 58th Senior Amateur at St. Clair Country Club. Additional championship venues include the Senior Match Play at Lebanon Country Club, George Dressler Memorial at Indiana Country Club, Four-Ball at Moselem Springs Golf Club, Senior Four-Ball at Williamsport Country Club, R. Jay Sigel Match Play at Country Club of Scranton, Junior (Boys and Girls) at Hershey Country Club, and the Art Wall, Jr. Memorial at Chartiers Country Club.
I would like to thank all of our volunteers (over 140 and growing), along with our staff (Cory Reighard and Mark Peterson) and other Executive Committee members who help make our championships so successful. We could not run our events without their help and I urge you to consider volunteering in the future.
Lastly, I would like to give a special thanks to all of the clubs throughout the Commonwealth that graciously allow the Association to use their golf courses for our events. Pennsylvania has some the finest courses in the country and both the players and the Association are very fortunate to have those courses available to us for our qualifying events and championships. So, a special thank you to all the clubs and their memberships for helping to give back to the game.
I hope to see you on the course at one of our tournaments in 2017.