Louisiana Golf Association Wins Gold Tee Award

The International Association of Golf Administrators awarded the Louisiana Golf Association(LGA) an inaugural Gold Tee Award in the category of Communications/Marketing/PR/Branding. LGA Director of Championship Operations, Logan Ray said, “This award is a refection of the hard work of our staff developing a better website and using social media to promote the LGA.” The revamped website and expansion of social media have played a crucial role in increasing followers, and they strive to keep all content fresh and relevant .By rotating staffers to write on twitter, facebook, and You Tube, followers can get the latest information and tournaments stats in real time.

LGA announced the hiring of Tuyen Nguyen, originally from New Orleans, as its new Director of Member Services. He will start January 1, 2015, and has been a USGA Boatwright Intern with the LGA in 2014, closely working on the social media and website improvements. He will have direct responsibility for handicapping, course ratings and information technology.

Headquartered in Lafayette, the Louisiana Golf Association in operation since 1920 is the governing body for amateur golf in the state and has in excess of 17,000 members.

“We are so fortunate to have Tuyen continue with LGA and are excited to have him become a part of our full time staff. He has already developed relationships with many of our clubs and members, and as a consequence, the transition to overseeing services should be smooth,” said Executive Director Carr McCalla. For more information www.LGAGolf.org.

AUDUBON GOLF TRAIL

louisiana audubon golf trailWhen you think of the ‘Bayou State’ sometimes you forget about golf. Louisiana is more than just great food, fishing and music. It has unique golf courses designed by Louisiana residents David Toms, Hal Sutton and the most magnificent designer of all, Mother Nature. The Audubon Golf Trail, named for naturalist/artist John James Audubon, has 12 exceptional courses around the state. Audubon was enchanted by the natural beauty of Louisiana and painted a number of his famous bird studies here. Coincidentally, all the tracks on the Trail are members of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary program dedicated to protecting the environment and preserving the natural heritage of the game of golf. The Audubon Golf Trail gives new meaning to Louisiana’s nickname as the ‘Sportsman’s Paradise’. Learn more at www.AudubonGolf.com or call 1-866-248-4652.

Dave Daubert

Lehigh University graduate, Procter & Gamble retired. Previously a Managing Editor and Feature Writer for a regional golf monthly magazine for 11 years. Married to wife Carol and residing in Solivita, an active adult community in Central Florida

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