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Birmingham Golf Association Leadership

The Birmingham Golf Association is run by Executive Director Ian Thompson, who began in the role in 2011. He is ably assisted by a volunteer Board of Directors, with Andy Portera (Country Club of Birmingham) the current President.

Past presidents remaining on the Board are Sandner Hennessy (Country Club of Birmingham), Thomas Brooks (Riverchase CC) and Matthew Peters (Hoover CC). Other Board members are Tommy Coggin (Vestavia CC), Buddy Trammell (Mountain Brook Club), Norman Waldrop (Shoal Creek), Patrick Drummond (Old Overton Club), Alan Kilfoyle (Pine Tree CC), 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.