USGA's Mike Davis gives closing address at IAGA conference

The 51st Annual Conference of the International Association of Golf Administrators (IAGA) was held November 5-8, 2017 at the We-Ko-Pa Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Listen to the conference’s closing address, given to the nearly 200 attendees by Mike Davis, the CEO and executive director of the United States Golf Association, as he talks about the current state of the game. Davis has been on staff at the USGA since 1990. In 1997 he was named championship director of the U.S. Open, and in early 2011 became the association’s seventh executive director.

The IAGA serves as a medium for golf administrators to exchange information, techniques and other data relating to the game of golf and establish channels of communication among all of the world’s golfing fraternities. Members of the IAGA are golf administrators of state and regional amateur golf associations and other invited national golf-related organizations. These administrators manage the affairs of their respective golf associations in various capacities. The IAGA has members from the USGA, Golf Canada, and most of the state, regional and provincial golf associations throughout North America. Administrators from several other countries hold memberships as well.