GULF STATES PGA ELECTS NEW SLATE OF SECTION OFFICERS AND DISTRICT 3 DIRECTOR

METAIRIE, La. –   The Gulf States PGA Section has cemented the officer positions for 2014 and 2015, welcoming Bryant Himes, PGA head professional at Colonial Country Club in Jackson, Miss., who has been elected as Section secretary.  Jim Dorman, PGA head professional at Laurel (Miss.) Country Club, has been elected to serve as District 3 Director from 2015-2017.

Current Gulf States PGA Vice President Todd Robertson, PGA director of golf at Les Vieux Chenes Golf Course in Broussard, La., will assume the position of Section president serving as chairman of the board and overseeing all Section matters.

“I am honored that my fellow Gulf States PGA members awarded me this honor,” said Robertson.  “These next two years will be exciting for me and I’m looking forward to continuing to send us down the same positive path as my predecessors.”

Jeff Adkerson, PGA director of the Professional Golf Management Program at Mississippi State University, will move on from his current position of Secretary to serve as the Section’s vice president. Adkerson will be responsible for all of the Section’s financial matters.

As Gulf States PGA secretary, Himes, who also serves as Mississippi Chapter president, is responsible for all matters of the Section in addition to serving as Tournament Committee chairman.

Gulf States PGA President David Lee, PGA director of golf at Great Southern Golf Club in Gulfport, Miss., will move to the role of Section honorary president.

Dorman, current Gulf States PGA honorary president, will officially begin his term as District 3 Director in November of 2015 at The PGA of America Annual Meeting upon the conclusion of a preliminary one-year “shadowing” period with current District 3 Director Bud Rousey, PGA to begin in November 2014.

“I am humbled to serve the PGA members of District 3 beginning in 2015,” said Dorman.  “I will do my best to continue the legacy of the leadership, not only in the GSPGA, but the Dixie and Tennessee Sections as well.  The leadership and PGA members of the three Sections that make up our District will continue to have a strong voice at the board level, that I can promise.”

The District 3 Director, one of 14 district directors, represents the Gulf States, Dixie and Tennessee Sections on the national PGA Board of Directors.

The officer and District 3 Director election was held following the first round of the Gulf States PGA E-Z-GO Section Championship on Monday, September 23rd at Reunion Golf & Country Club in Madison, Miss. All of the officers ran unopposed.  Their two-year terms take effect on January 1, 2014, running through December 31, 2015.