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T. Quinn Spitzer of Huntingdon
Valley Country Club was elected to
serve a second one-year term as
President of the Golf Association of
Philadelphia (GAP) for its fiscal year
beginning Dec. 1, 2018. Spitzer, 69,
served as the Association’s President
for 2017-18. Under the Association’s
bylaws, Spitzer is eligible to serve
three successive years.
The election of Officers and the
17-member Executive Committee
occurred on Oct. 25 during the Association’s 122nd Annual Meeting at
Tavistock Country Club in Haddonfield, N.J.
Also elected to one-year terms as Officers are Oscar L. Mestre, Overbrook
Golf Club, Vice President; Richard A. Ogorek, Fieldstone Golf Club, Treasurer and Kenneth A. Phillips of Lancaster Country Club, Secretary. Jeffrey
S. Henderson of Gulph Mills Golf Club is nominated for a one-year term in
his current role as General Counsel. All Officers served in their respective
roles in 2017.
Others on the GAP Executive Committee who were elected to serve
additional one-year terms each are Edward R. Brzezowski, Concord Country
Club; C. Greg Guyer, Philadelphia Cricket Club; Edward P. Hutchinson,
Tavistock Country Club; Michael B. McLelland, Chester Valley Golf Club;
Glenn D. Meyer, Philmont Country Club; Noreen M. Mohler, Northampton
Country Club; Jules J. Quinones, Blue Bell Country Club; Joseph F. Virdone,
Philadelphia Country Club; Michael J. Walsh, III, Aronimink Golf Club and
Barry J. Westington, Country Club of Scranton.
Tina S. Gregor of Huntingdon Valley Country Club is an Ex-Officio member
of the Executive Committee as a result of her role as Chairwoman of the
J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust. Gregor, 49, of North Wales, Pa., is
co-owner and cofounder of College Pursuit, a college admission consulting
company that works with families in Bucks, Delaware and Montgomery
counties. She and her husband Frank started the business in 2003. Gregor
became a J. Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trustee in 2008. She introduced
the concept of the Dawn to Dusk Golf Marathon, which quickly grew into
the Trust’s largest one-day fundraiser. Since its inception in 2010, the
Dawn to Dusk Golf Marathon has raised more than $1.9 million to meet the
educational needs of its Platt Scholars. She was the first female officer in
the Trust’s 60-year history. Married in 1996, Gregor and Frank have three
children: Emily, 20, a sophomore at University of Pittsburgh; Frankie, 17, a
senior at La Salle College High School and Molly, 15, a freshman at Gwynedd
Mercy Academy High School.
Also, two new representatives were elected to their first one-year terms on
the Executive Committee. They are:
P. Edward Lovelidge of Hidden Creek Golf Club. Lovelidge, 58, is a partner
at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Lovelidge is a 36-year veteran of PwC in
Philadelphia, Pa. He has been the partner lead for some of the firm’s most
significant, global consumer and industri-
al products clients. Lovelidge is actively
engaged in many civic activities throughout
the Philadelphia region, including serving
in significant leadership roles on Boards
including Elizabethtown College, Committee
of Seventy, The Kimmel Center, City Year, PA
CEOs against Cancer and Drexel University
Center for Corporate Governance. Lovelidge holds a Bachelor of Science in
Accounting from Elizabethtown College and an M.B.A. from the Wharton
School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He and his wife Deb
live in Worcester Township, Pa., and Ocean City, N.J.
Tracey MacGown of Saucon Valley Country Club. MacGown, 60, of
Bethlehem, Pa., retired from Air Products and Chemical, Inc. in 2014. She
held a variety of responsibilities and roles, primarily focused on sales and
marketing in the business area. In her 34 years at Air Products, she held
various director of titles including: Enterprise Program; Price Management
Program; Commercial Technology, Marketing and Strategic Planning and
Strategic Planning for North American Merchant. Since, she has immersed herself in the Rules of Golf. She officiates for the Philadelphia and
Gulf States PGA sections, the Louisiana Golf Association (LGA) and the
Golf Association of Philadelphia (GAP). MacGown lives in Baton Rouge,
La., a portion of the year. She also serves as an LGA and GAP course rater.
She has volunteered for a number of PGA TOUR and USGA events. MacGown
holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Management
Science from Shippensburg University and a M.S. in Management Science
from Lehigh University.
The 2019 Nominating Committee was chaired by Daniel B. Burton of
Lancaster Country Club with Frank E. Rutan, IV of Philadelphia Cricket Club
and Terrence J. Sawyer of Lu Lu Country Club serving as members. Burton
and Rutan are former Golf Association of Philadelphia Presidents. Sawyer is
a former Executive Committee member.
GAP Executive Committee elected,
announced at Annual Meeting
Retiring from the
John R. Choyka
of Indian Valley
Country Club and
M. Morey of
Merion Golf Club.
Choyka is retiring
after seven years
on the Executive Committee. Morey steps away after nine years on
the Executive Committee, including a three-year stint as President
(2015-17). Jon Warner of Aronimink Golf Club leaves the board after
serving as the Ex-Officio of the Platt Scholarship from 2015-18.
From left, Morey, Choyka and Warner.