Barb Trammell named new IAGA president

Barb Trammell (middle) at the 2005 Solheim Cup (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)

At a conference for the International Association of Golf Administrators (IAGA) in early November in Amelia Island, Fla., Barb Trammell was named the new president of the IAGA. She will serve a one-year term.

An industry veteran with over 30 years’ experience in the golf business, Trammell has served as CEO of the Oregon Golf Association since November 2007, a position she will continue to serve.

The IAGA is made up of golf administrators from state, regional, provincial and national golf associations, and serves as a means of exchanging information, techniques and communication among the world’s golf organizations, to which Golf Canada is a proud member.

Golf Canada CEO, Scott Simmons, acted as a panelist at the event, where he spoke about the state of the game in Canada and the Natioanl Sport Federation’s Strategic Plan.

Trammell was Senior VP of Tournament Operations for the LPGA Tour, having served in that role for 19 years, beginning her tenure as a Rules official in 1987. Widely regarded as an internationally respected Rules expert and golf administrator, she was one of the first women to be invited to officiate The Masters, The Open Championship, the U.S. Open and PGA Championship. She served on the USGA Rules of Golf Committee for 15 years, contributing to the changing and updating of the Rules of the game during that time.

Barb is a Class A member of the PGA of America and has also held roles as PGA club professional and Division I college golf coach.

Other regional golf administrators who have served as IAGA president are John Bodenhamer (2001), the former PNGA/WSGA executive director; and Kris Jonasson (2007), who still serves as the executive director of British Columbia Golf.