The election of officers and the full 15-member USGA Executive Committee will take place on Feb. 7, 2004, at the USGAs Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla. Ridley will lead the professional staff and nearly 1,400 volunteers who serve on more than 30 committees.
An attorney, Ridley, 51, has had a distinguished career in amateur golf. He has competed in 15 USGA championships, including 10 U.S. Amateurs. He won the 1975 U.S. Amateur and earned a selection to the 1976 USA World Amateur team and the 1977 USA Walker Cup team. He was also named the non-playing captain of the USA Walker Cup team in 1987 and 1989.
The other nominated officers of the Executive Committee are: Walter W. Driver Jr. of Atlanta, Ga., and Paul D. Caruso Jr., of Helena, Mont., as vice presidents; James E. Reinhart of Mequon, Wis., as secretary and Emily R. (Missy) Crisp of Mill Neck, N.Y., as treasurer.