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Dr. Pete Randall
Utah golf lost one of its greatest gentlemen in the recent passing of Clarence ‘Pete' Randall and in respect for a golf life well lived the UGA presents its highest honor to him posthumously.
Pete was a highly respected member of the Logan Golf and Country Club for the past seventy years and served on its board of directors from 1953 to 1959 and as its president in 1959. During that time he was instrumental in the decision to expand the course to 18 holes. He remained active in club affairs his entire life and future boards and presidents often sought his counsel. He was highly regarded state wide and served on the Board of Directors of the Utah Golf Association from 1971 to 1980 and as its president for two terms in 1974-75. He was a ‘mentor' to many young club members who have gone on to significant leadership positions in golf, including Mark Passey and Keith Hansen, both of whom are past UGA presidents. Passey was also UGA Executive Director and is currently Director of Regional Affairs for the United States Golf Association.
As a dentist by profession, Pete didn't have time to travel the amateur circuit and restricted his play mostly to his favorite Logan Golf and Country Club. He enjoyed team competitions with the other country clubs. Pete was one of the most enduring golfers in Utah golf history and his record of winning the club championship at the same course in each of seven different decades stands as a nationwide record. He first won it at the age of 16 in 1939 and last won it in 1993 at the age of 70. It's a record that may be matched by someone somewhere, but it will never be broken.
As an esteemed leader in the community he was asked to serve on the committee to develop the Logan River Golf Course, a project that came to fruition with its opening in 1991 and has enhanced the enjoyment of the game for thousands of current and future players.
Two paragraphs in his obituary sum him up beautifully; “He was part of ‘The Greatest Generation' that served, sacrificed, and worked, many of whom gave their lives, to save our country and our liberty; pulling our communities and country back from the twin nightmares of The Great Depression and World War II.” “Pete Randall leaves a legacy of professional achievement and civic contribution that is a reflection of what so many others of his generation offered. They weren't satisfied; there had been too much sacrifice by too many; the status quo was unacceptable …
Pete, along with all others of his generation, fought to overcome the obstacles confronting them, rebuilding not only their own lives, but their communities, and their country as well; demanding that a “better place” be provided for their children and grandchildren. We are indebted to all those who answered the call, doing their parts however large or small, to bring following generations lasting freedom, prosperity, and opportunity … with the added obligation for those of us who follow, to do the same for the generations that will follow our own.” Thanks to Pete for a life well lived and shared.