The Birmingham Golf Association is run by Executive Director Ian Thompson, who is entering his eighth year in the role. He is ably assisted by a volunteer Board of Directors, with Thomas Brooks (Riverchase CC) the current President.
Past Presidents who remain on the Board are Austin Davis (Country Club of Birmingham) and Randy Roberts (Country Club of Birmingham). Other Board members are Tommy Coggin (Vestavia CC), Buddy Trammell (Mountain Brook Club), Slade Blackwell (Shoal Creek), Andy Portera (Pine Tree CC), Matthew Peters (Hoover CC), Patrick Drummond (Old Overton Club), Will Hereford (Country Club of Birmingham) and J.C. Ranelli (Inverness CC).
Thompson, who grew up in South England, attended Samford University on a partial golf scholarship, and has been involved in the statewide golf scene as a golf writer and columnist for almost 25 years, as well as running thousands of golf tournaments over that time span, relishes his role with the BGA, where he takes great personal pleasure in seeing all the boys and girls advance in the game towards hopefully playing this great game for the rest of their lives.