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(Photo: Massachusetts Golf Assn.)

(Photo: Massachusetts Golf Assn.)

Joe Sprague, after six years as executive director of the Massachusetts Golf Association, will take over new duties with the USGA.

Sprague will assume the title of director of regional affairs for the Northeast region in August. In his new capacity, Sprague, working out of New Jersey, will serve as a liaison between the golf governing body and regional and state golf organizations from Maine to Pennsylvania.

“It has been a privilege for me to work for the MGA these past six years,” Sprague said in a statement. “The MGA has the most dedicated and loyal group of volunteers of any golf association I know. I look forward to continuing my relationships with the many friends and colleagues I have here in the Northeast.”

In his tenure with MGA, Sprague managed services for more than 350 member clubs and 84,000 golfers across the Commonwealth.

“Although we will miss Joe here at the MGA, we feel that it is a great fit for [him] and a true honor to be selected by the USGA,”  MGA president Paul Burke Jr. said in the press release. “The MGA has always enjoyed a strong relationship with the USGA and this new development will certainly help to continue to strengthen that partnership.”

Sprague, who got his start in golf administration with the Rhode Island Golf Association in 1992, was the sixth executive director for MGA.

 

Emily Kay is a regular contributor to New England Golf Monthly. You may follow Kay on Twitter @golfexaminer

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