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Slugger White – 2016

Slugger White has been one of the most influential Rules of Golf leaders in the world. As Vice-President of Rules and Competitions for The PGA TOUR, Slugger has been an integral part in the development as well as delivery of the Rules of Golf for over 30 years.  In 1982, White became a Tournament Official for The PGA TOUR and then in 1999 was promoted to Tournament Director. In 2007, he was promoted once again to his current position of Vice President of Rules and Competitions.

Aside from Slugger’s administrative career, he also spent eleven years as a playing member of The PGA TOUR. During his playing years, White had many wins on the Florida Winter Tour and multiple victories as a New Jersey Section Assistant Professional. In 1975 he was the Metropolitan Open Champion, the 1977 Waterloo Open Champion, fourth place finisher in the Texas Open. Prior to his professional career, Slugger was a member of the Ohio University Bobcat Golf Team where he contributed to multiple team victories. White was on the team that claimed victory in the inaugural Marshall Invitational in 1968 and again in 1969 where he also earned medalist honors with a 54-hole stroke total of 217.

White was born in Beckley, West Virginia and currently resides in Ormond Beach, Florida. Regardless of the golf course or country Slugger may be working in, he never forgets his home of West Virginia. On a regular basis White can be heard talking about his native state, speaking of the wonderful people, scenic beauty, and his pride as a West Virginian.

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