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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
During the last decade no one in the state has spent more volunteer hours in support of golfing activities than Larry Disera. The thousands of hours he has devoted to golfers haven’t just been time spent, but they have been productive, creative hours that have resulted in the establishment of programs that will have a positive impact on Utah golf history for years top come.
He served on the UGA Board of Directors from 1983-1992 and served as president twice.
He was chairman of the UGA Course Rating Committee and in that capacity helped rate all of the golf courses in Utah. That assignment helped him accomplish a personal goal, to play every golf course in the state.
He was one of the founders and president of the Utah Golf Foundation which was established to help create the Utah Golf Hall of Fame.
He served on the Board of Directors at The Copper Club for 20 years, serving as president in 1972, 1973, and 1982. His leadership was significant and the street into the course was named Disera Avenue.
He has a broad interest in all aspects of golf. He is an accomplished scoreboard artist, a certified USGA rules official, a club repair expert, and has a keen interest in turf management.
He worked at Kennecott most of his life and held high management positions. When he retired he was Director of Employee Relations for the Utah Copper Division.
He was born in Magna on Nov. 27, 1928, graduating from Cyprus High School. By taking night courses for eight years he graduated from the University of Utah in 1969.
He married Denece Coon and they have three daughters, Shelly Bills (Wally), Lori Ann Beard (Mike), and Keri Lyn Evans (Rick.)
Through his sincere dedication to the game he has earned the love and respect of his fellow golfers.