Gene McClure, inducted 2015
|Gene McClure, a native Maconite and Lanier graduate, is a lifetime contributor to the game of Golf and has demonstrated an excellence in his knowledge, passion and volunteerism for the good of the game. Gene's dedication to the game is evident in his longstanding volunteer work with both the Georgia State Golf Association and the United States Golf Association. He served a President of the GSGA in 1996 and 1997 and is a past member of many committees. His work with the GSGA caught the attention of the USGA, where McClure first joined its Regional Affairs Committee in 1992 and has been involved with the national organization ever since.From 2008 to 2012, he served as a member of the USGA's Executive Committee. Over the past two decades, McClure has been a rules official at many USGA national championships and qualifiers, as well as many collegiate and state competitions. He was co chairman of the 2005 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship held in Roswell. Gene is a trustee with the Jones Foundation at the Atlanta Athletic Club. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Atlanta History Center's permanent exhibit "Down the Fairway with Bobby Jones," and was a historical consultant to its 2005 traveling exhibit and video "Quest for the Grand Slam." In 2008, McClure was the recipient of the Joe Dey Award, given by the USGA for his service to the world of golf as a volunteer. He was inducted in the Georgia State Golf Hall of Fame in January of 2015.|
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