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West Chapter News

West Chapter Elects Plain and VanDyke to Serve on Board; Lynch Fills Vacant Seat T

wo members of the West Chapter were elected to serve three-year terms as members of the Colorado West Chapter Board of Directors on Thursday, April 16, during its Virtual West Chapter Spring Business Meeting. Re-elected to second terms on the Board were PGA Professionals Alice Plain, Director of Golf at Vail Golf Club, and Steve VanDyke, Director of Golf at River Valley Ranch. Additionally, the West Chapter Board appointed John Lynch, PGA, Director of Golf at Ironbridge Golf Club, to fill the vacant seat on the Board. Lynch will serve-out the remaining two years of this position’s term.

“I want to thank each of our candidates who ran for the Board,” stresses Jeff Boyer, PGA, West Chapter President and General Manager at Eagle Ranch Golf Club. “Putting one’s self in a position of service to others is an extremely selfless act and it takes a special person to step-up and say I want to do this. I look forward to working with each of these dedicated PGA Professionals. Welcome to the Board!” Asking for the Memberships consideration, Plain explained how quickly it felt like her first three-years on the Board went. Feeling like she was getting the hang of it when her term expired, she explained how she would really enjoy the challenge of serving all of her fellow PGA Professional by sitting on this Board for a second term. “I am honored to be elected to the Colorado West Chapter Board for a second term,” expresses Plain. “It is important for my fellow golf professionals to know that I am always available if they need support, advice and mentorship. I have been a member of the Colorado Section since 1996 and have seen many positive changes in our Chapter and Section. With the new ‘COVID-19 world’ we are all navigating in our lives and at work, we all have many new challenges ahead. I am here for support! My goal for the West Chapter is to continue to support you and listen to your ideas as well as collaborate with my fellow Board Members on improving our West Chapter. Good luck to everyone this season. Thank you.” Twenty-year Colorado Member Steve VanDyke shared his goals if elected to the West Chapter Board. It would be his desire to get to know all of the Membership better, understand what each is doing at his/her facility and ask how he can help. He is also interested in working to assure more notoriety for all of the amazing things people within the West Chapter and the Section are doing for their facility, as well as for the communities they serve. “I am excited to have been elected to the Colorado PGA West Chapter Board and to continue to serve the PGA,” says VanDyke. “Being a Board Member allows me to stay more connected to the Pros and facilities of the West Chapter. I look forward to assisting our Membership in whatever way I can and to help grow our game and business.” Having spent most of his career as a Member of the Aloha Section, Lynch looks forward to becoming acquainted with each of the West Chapter Members through shared participation in tournaments and meetings. He admits that his journey as a PGA Professional has been an awesome one and looks forward to continuing that ride. “I am looking forward to this opportunity to serve on the West Chapter Board and promise to bring 100 percent of me to the table,” comments Lynch. “I am humbled and extremely excited to be able to give back to my fellow PGA Members and Apprentices and look forward to making a difference in the Colorado Section PGA. Thank you again for this opportunity!”

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