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Randy Dodson to Receive UGA Gold Club Award

Randy Dodson, owner-publisher of Fairways magazine, will be the recipient of the Utah Golf Association’s Gold Club Award at the UGA Annual Meeting Thursday, January 15th, at Oakridge Country Club it was announced today by UGA Executive Director Bill Walker.

The Gold Club Award is presented annually to an individual who through significant achievement or unselfish service has contributed to the history and tradition of the game of golf in Utah, and whose personal integrity, sportsmanship, common courtesy, loyalty, and friendship earn him the love and respect of his fellow golfers.

“The Gold Club Award is a significant award with the UGA, and Randy fits the meaning and description of the award to a tee” Walker said.

Fairways magazine is the official publication of the Utah Golf Association and has now completed its 23rd year of publishing. Dodson has been with the publication since its inception in 1992. The full color glossy magazine is mailed as a membership benefit to all UGA members four times a year.

In addition to honoring Dodson, the UGA will also present other significant awards, including champions of UGA events during the past year and annual Player of the Year Awards in the various categories of competition.

Reservations for the evening must be made in advance by calling the UGA no later than January 7th at 801-563-0400. The cost of the dinner for the general membership and friends is $25 per person.  Please note seating will be limited to no more than 150 guests. Oakridge Country Club will NOT be selling tickets for the dinner.  All reservations will be handled by the Utah Golf Association. 

In addition to Fairways magazine, Dodson is also the owner/publisher of Fairways 18 digital magazine and co-owner of  He is also the owner/CEO of Fairways Media, a full-service advertising/public relations agency.

Dodson began his career in the publishing industry as an advertising sales representative for daily newspaper chains in Los Angeles and Boston before returning to Utah to work for the Daily Herald, Utah Business magazine and NBA HOOP magazine.

Dodson was instrumental in the inception and publishing of Franklin Covey’s Priorities magazine and Home Court magazine, a former publication of the Utah Jazz. Dodson has also overseen the creation and publishing of golf tournament programs for Johnny Miller’s Champions Challenge, Huntsman Cancer Foundation’s Golf Classic, the Utah Section PGA’s Utah Open and the Web.Com Tour’s Utah Championship.  In addition, Dodson and the Fairways Media staff (Mike Stansfield, Garrit Johnson and Gary Golightly) played significant roles in the 2012 USGA Amateur Public Links Championship at Soldier Hollow GC. Fairways Media is also one of the founding members of the Golf Alliance for Utah (GAU).