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Kelly Williams joins the PGA Board of Directors

New District 10 Director to Represent the Kentucky, Carolinas and Middle Atlantic PGA Sections

Kelly Williams
Kelly Williams

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (Nov. 11, 2016) – PGA Professional Kelly Williams, the Club Manager at Greenbrier Country Club in Lexington, has joined the PGA Board of Directors as District 10 Director. He was sworn in Friday at the 100th PGA Annual Meeting, as the Association celebrates its Centennial in New York City, where the PGA was founded in 1916.

Williams will serve a three-year term, representing the Kentucky, Carolinas and Middle Atlantic PGA Sections.

A PGA member since 2007, Williams is the Club Manager at Greenbrier Country Club, where he is responsible for co-leading the management team and oversight of all club operations. Prior to transitioning to his current position, Williams—who is a Certified PGA Professional in the area of General Management—served as PGA Head Golf Professional at the facility.

“The PGA of America is led by some of the most talented PGA Professionals in the world, who volunteer to serve as members of the PGA of America Board of Directors,” said newly elected PGA President Paul Levy. “It is an honor to serve alongside these dynamic leaders, whose expertise will help guide the PGA, as we embark on the next chapter in the history of our storied association.”

Committed to governance and serving his fellow PGA members, Williams was an officer for the Kentucky PGA Section, including serving as Section President. Today, in addition to his new role as District 10 Director, Williams is still active on the Section level, serving on the Kentucky PGA Section Board of Directors, where he is currently Honorary President.

Williams is frequently recognized by his peers for his passion, energy and leadership at the Section level. In 2013, he was honored as the Kentucky PGA Section Golf Professional of the Year, the highest honor a PGA Club Professional can receive at the Section level. His award was based on Williams’ significant contributions to his club, the Kentucky Section, junior golf development and his attributes as a PGA Member that truly make a difference.

“Representing my fellow PGA Members as District 10 Director is an honor,” said Williams. “The game of golf has provided me with so many opportunities, and it’s only fitting that I can give back by volunteering on the national level, in addition to my role at the section level.”

Williams played college golf for one year at Transylvania University before finishing his academic career at the University of Kentucky, where he earned a degree in Communications, with a focus on Sports Organizations.

Williams and his wife, Lindsay, have a son, Cameron.

The PGA Board of Directors is composed of the association’s president, vice president, secretary, honorary president, and 17 directors. The directors include representatives from each of the PGA’s 14 districts, two Independent Directors and a member of the PGA Tour. New District Directors are elected by their local PGA Sections.