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Joyce Friesema is named Utah Golf Association Volunteer of the Year

The Utah Golf Association would not be able to provide its members and member clubs with the quality and quantity of services without the tireless efforts of volunteers. It is our pleasure to announce course rating volunteer Joyce Friesema as the second annual Volunteer of the Year.

Joyce grew up in Midland Park, New Jersey, and graduated from William Patterson University in Wayne, New Jersey, in 1978 with a bachelor’s in business administration. She met her husband, David Friesema, on a blind date set up by mutual friends. Joyce and David have one son, Doug, and one daughter, Kim.

Before marrying David, Joyce had never swung a golf club. They decided taking lessons together 30 years ago and were immediately hooked. Joyce and David view golf as a way to spend time with each other, and their clubs follow them wherever they go.

“David and I have moved to various states over the years, and we’ve discovered that joining a golf club gives us instant friends,” she said. Before moving to Utah in 2006, they made friends in states such as New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Texas. 

Friesema will be recognized at the Utah Golf Association Awards Dinner at Hidden Valley Country Club on Wednesday, January 20th.  For more information on the dinner please contact the UGA at (801) 563-0400.