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The Utah Golf Association is rich in tradition and heritage. Find out about the people who
have made the game
great in the state
George Marks was the UGA’s gentle giant for three decades, a man who earned respect throughout the golfing community for his soft spoken words-of-wisdom, his steadfast leadership, and his devotion to the values and tradition of the game of golf. He pioneered the handicapping system for the UGA, taking it from the stage of laborious manual calculations into the speed of the computer age.
He was long regarded as Utah’s foremost rules expert and earned national distinction as a rulesman for more than 20 years at the U.S. Open Championship.
In addition to playing a significant role in the entire development of the Utah Golf Association, he also was Utah’s link with the United States Golf Association where he served on Public Links, Junior Amateur, Regional Affairs, Sectional Affairs, Championship, and Senior Championship committees spanning three decades.
He was born in Worland, Wyoming on January 27, 1920, graduated from the University of Denver in 1941, served in the Navy during World War II, was managing partner of Covey Investment Company for 31 years, was Executive Director of the UGA, a member of the UGA Board of Directors, President of Willow Creek Country Club, and Vice-President of The Country Club.