30 May '16, 8pm

We are saddened by the death of former USGA president Will Nicholson at age 87.

Will Nicholson Jr., who served as president of the USGA from 1980-81 and was a titan of the game in his home state of Colorado, died on May 28 at the age of 87. “Will was the consummate volunteer,” said USGA president Diana Murphy. “He was a gentle gentleman and, at the same time, a firm enforcer of the Rules of Golf. He led the USGA with distinction and mentored generations of presidents, including myself.” A Denver native, Nicholson was the son of that city’s former mayor Will Nicholson Sr., who served from 1955-59. He never entered the political arena, and instead embarked on a successful banking career that included serving as chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Still, he made the time to give back to the game he loved through service at the state and national levels. In 1973, Nicholson Jr. joined the Colorado Golf Association’s board of governors. He was part of...

Full article: http://www.usga.org/articles/2016/05/will-nicholson-dies-...

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