Trammell Named LPGAs VP of Tournament Operations

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Ty M. Votaw, commissioner of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), announced Barbara Trammell has been promoted to vice president of tournament operations. Trammell, who first joined the LPGA in 1987, was most recently director of tournament operations. As vice president of tournament operations, Trammell will oversee the association's tournament officials and tournament operations staff; competition rules and regulations and working with the LPGA's 40 tournaments regarding course conditions; tournament set-up; and other tournament-related areas. The qualifying tournaments for the LPGA Tour also fall under her purview.
 
'Barb is one of the most respected rules officials in the country,' said Votaw, 'and she is also an experienced administrator. Her knowledge of the Rules of Golf coupled with her knowledge of tournament operations and the LPGA, as well as her personal touch, have been among her greatest strengths as director, and I know she will be very effective in this newly created position.'
 
Trammell was named director of tournament operations in January 1999 after serving as assistant director for six years. She first joined the LPGA in 1987 as a tournament official, following a three-year stint as assistant golf professional at Deerfield Country Club, located just north of Jackson, Miss. From 1980-83, Trammell was the assistant head coach for men and women's golf at Mississippi State University in Starkville, Miss.
 
Trammell is the LPGA's representative as a consulting member of the USGA Rules of Golf Committee. In addition to events on the LPGA Tour, she has officiated at The Masters, the men's U.S. Open and the men's British Open. Trammell is also a Class A member of the PGA of America. Trammell was graduated from the University of Alabama in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree, with a major in business administration. She was a member of Alabama's traveling golf team all four years.
 
Votaw created the position of vice president of tournament operations recently in a restructuring of the association's staff. Trammel joins the association's senior management staff, which also includes Karen Durkin, senior vice president and chief marketing officer; Libba Galloway, senior vice president and chief legal officer; Kathy Milthorpe, senior vice president and chief financial officer; and Rob Neal, vice president of tournament affairs.