Highlights from the recent gathering of our Golden Links Advisory Board of readers and golf experts.

This year's Golden Links Advisory Board meeting, held January 25 in Orlando, welcomed several new members and developed a new mission: to be nothing less than the information resource for group golf events. Look for expanded golf coverage in the coming year, as well as a new Golden Links “Best in Corporate Golf Award” for resort facilities.

New to the board this year are:

  • Bob Hatheway, president, RJH Associates
  • Bob Parker, group president, Newell Rubbermaid Inc.
  • Gary Pearson, director of meetings and conventions, Aon Service Corp.
  • Gary Rosmarin, director-golf operations, Hyatt Hotels Corp.
  • Frank Sablone, executive director, Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute Inc.
  • Amy Sirois, marketing manager, Anixter
  • Stan Waterhouse, vice president, club & golf division,
    The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. LLC

Board members include the magazine's readers, independent meeting planners who plan golf events, the directors of golf from some of the top golf resorts in the country, and other golf experts. The board was formed five years ago to advise our editors on trends related to planning golf events, tournaments, and meetings and incentives that include golf outings.

Remember, our experts are your experts as well, so feel free to call or e-mail them, using the contact information on pages 84-85.

2001 Golden Links Advisory Board

Claye Atcheson • Vice President, Operations, Marriott Golf

Bill Colvin • President, Golf, MarComm Golf

Amanda Flangas • Board Member, National Association of Golf Tournament Directors

Mona Gambetta • Vice President of Marketing, John Jacobs' Golf School

Ron Hallett Jr. • Director of Golf, Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club

Robert Harris • Director of Golf, The Greenbrier

Bob Hatheway, • President, RJH Associates

Kevin Healy • Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Golfballs.com

Jo Ann Hoffman • President, Meeting Industry Ladies Open/The Golfe

Charlie Kent • Director of Golf, Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort

Mick Luckhurst • President & CEO, American Hole ‘n’ One

Ron McPherson • President, The Antigua Group

Bob Parker • Group President, Newell Rubbermaid, Inc.

Gary Pearson • Director of Meetings and Conventions, Aon Service Corp.

Gary Rosmarin • Director-Golf Operations, Hyatt Hotels Corp.

Frank Sablone • Executive Director, Tag & Label Manufacturers Institute Inc.

Amy Sirois • Marketing Manager, Anixter

Jim Stegall • Vice President, Sales, American Golf Corp.

Stan Waterhouse • Vice President, Club & Golf Division, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. LLC

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