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UGA names Max Butcher as Director, Member Services

On behalf of the Utah Golf Association Board of Directors, Executive Director Easton Folster has announced the selection of Max Butcher, current UGA Manager, Operations, as the new Director, Member Services, beginning immediately.

This new position within the UGA staff is responsible for all aspects of the Member Services Department of the UGA including course rating, handicapping, member club communication and education and will work directly with Colin Clawson, the UGA’s Director, Championships and Golf Operations.

“I am excited about the opportunity to take this new role created by the UGA and make it my own, with guidance from the rest of the staff,” said Butcher. “I look forward to diving right in and learning as much as possible so that I am ready for next season, including obtaining my course rating calibration and handicap certifications as well as my advanced certification in the Rules of Golf.”

Butcher will manage all aspects of the UGA’s course rating program and will oversee the course rating volunteer team including the coordination of schedules and training.

“I am looking forward to getting to know the volunteers. Course rating is a team effort and it would not be possible to do all that we do without them,” Butcher said.

A vital role of this position will be overseeing handicapping services with UGA Member Clubs and individual members. Included in this role are managing handicap inquiries and reviews. Butcher will be the UGA’s liaison with local golf courses and clubs.