Ron Rawls Elected to PGA Board of Directors
Idaho PGA Professional Ron Rawls Elected to the PGA Board of Directors
New District 9 Director to Represent the Colorado, Rocky Mountain and Utah PGA Sections
Ron Rawls, PGA Head Golf Professional at Crane Creek Country Club in Boise, Idaho, has joined the PGA Board of Directors as District 9 Director. He was elected to the Board of Directors on November 3rd, 2017 at the 101st PGA Annual Meeting, in Austin, Texas. Rawls will serve a three-year term, representing the Colorado, Rocky Mountain and Utah PGA Sections.
A PGA Member since 1989, Rawls has served as PGA Head Golf Professional of Crane Creek Country Club since 2004, overseeing daily operations for the facility. Previously, he served as PGA Director of Golf at Kauai Lagoons Resort in Lihue, Hawaii (1989-1996); and Illahe Hills Country Club in Salem, Oregon (1996-2004).
Backed by a passion for governance and a commitment to volunteering, Rawls has served on the Board of Directors in the Aloha, Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain PGA Sections. “It’s an honor to have served on the Board of Directors at the Section level and now on the National Board as the new District 9 Director,” said Rawls. “The PGA of America has made a huge leap in recent years in its role as a main player in the golf industry. It’s an exciting time to be involved.”
An accomplished player, Rawls has enjoyed signature victories throughout his playing career, highlighted by the 1991 Aloha Section PGA Championship, 2004 Rocky Mountain Section PGA Championship and the 2016 Rocky Mountain Section Senior PGA Professional Championship. Rawls is also a three-time qualifier for the Senior PGA Professional Championship. Rawls is a two-time PGA Section Golf Professional of the Year; four-time Section Bill Strausbaugh Award Winner; and two-time Section Merchandiser of the Year.
Born and raised in Idaho, Rawls graduated from Boise State University in 1983, with a degree in Accounting and Computer Sciences. He has been married for 24 years to Pam, a merchandise buyer for eight golf courses in Idaho. Rawls has two grown children, Nicole and Zach.
The PGA Board of Directors is composed of the Association’s President, Vice President, Secretary, Honorary President and 17 Directors. The Directors include representatives from each of the PGA’s 14 Districts, two Independent Directors and a member of the PGA Tour. New District Directors are elected by their local PGA Sections.