Posted 18th December 1997
succeed Bell as USGA president
Hills, N.J. - F. Morgan Taylor Jr., who joined the executive
committee of the USGA in 1986 and has served as its vice president
for the past three years, will follow Judy Bell as president of
Bell, the first
woman to serve as head of the 102-year-old organization, served
two one-year terms.
election of officers and the full 16-member Executive Committee
will take place January 24 at the USGA's Annual Meeting in Tucson,
Ariz. The USGA announced the nominations Wednesday.
A 1953 graduate
of Princeton University, Taylor, 66, is chairman of Aqua Vac Systems,
Inc., in West Palm Beach, Fla., a manufacturer of commercial and
residential swimming pool cleaning machines.
The other officers
nominated for one-year terms are: Dr. Trey Holland of Indianapolis,
Ind., and Reed K. Mackenzie of Chaska, Minn., as vice presidents;
Peter W. James
of Pacific Palisades, Calif., as secretary, and Fred S. Ridley of
Tampa, Fla., as treasurer.
were renominated to the Executive Committee and two were nominated
for a first term. Returning members include: O. Gordon Brewer Jr.
of Huntingdon Valley, Pa.; Paul D. Caruso Jr. of Helena, Mont.;
C. McDonald England III of Huntington, W.Va.; Eric Gleacher of New
York, N.Y.; Merton B. Goode of San Francisco, Calif.; Frederick
C. Hickle of Tucson, Ariz.; S. Timothy Kilty of Bay Village, Ohio;
Leroy Richie of Detroit, Mich., and Carol Semple Thompson of Sewickley,
nominated are John D. O'Neill of North Palm Beach, Fla., and H.
Winfield Padgett Jr. of Dallas, Texas. Walter W. Driver Jr. of Atlanta,
Ga., has been re-elected to a second one-year term as general counsel
to the Executive Committee.
from the Executive Committee are Bell of Colorado Springs, Colo.,
and Richard Stroud of Santa Clara, Calif.
The USGA is
golf's governing body in this country and shares the responsibility
for writing and interpreting the Rules of Golf for the world with
the Royal and Ancient Golf Club
of St. Andrews, Scotland.
The USGA conducts
13 national championships each year, including the U.S. Open, U.S.
Women's Open, and U.S. Senior Open and 10 events strictly for amateurs.