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Mike Davis named USGA executive director

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FAR HILLS, N.J. – Mike Davis has been named the new executive director of the U.S. Golf Association effective immediately. Davis succeeds David Fay who held the position for 21 years, concluding a 32-year tenure with the USGA. Fay retired on Dec. 31, 2010.

Davis becomes the seventh executive director in the organization’s 116-year history after serving as senior director of Rules and Competition since 2005.

As senior director of Rules and Competitions, Davis was charged with conducting the 13 individual national championships and four team championships conducted by the USGA, as well as overseeing the Rules of Golf Department. He was also the staff member responsible for the golf course setup and rules conduct of the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open, and U.S. Amateur Championships.

As the new executive director, Davis will be the senior staff member of the USGA, responsible for managing all aspects of the Association’s day-to-day operations. In this role, Davis will oversee the core functions, essential programs, and human and financial resources of the Association.