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NORTON, Massachusetts – In preparation for the 2023 season, Mass Golf is delighted to announce a series of staff promotions and new positions within its Championships Department. The staff within the department manages all Mass Golf championships and qualifiers, as well as all USGA® qualifiers that take place in Massachusetts. They also take part in hosting New England Golf Association (NEGA) events and assisting NEGA events outside of Massachusetts.
Kevin Eldridge has been elevated to Senior Director of Rules & Competitions; Greg Howell will take on the new role of Assistant Director of Rules & Competitions; and Steven Yatrousis will shift to the new position of Manager of Championship Administration.
All changes take effect January 1. In the meantime, Mass Golf will be seeking a Championship Coordinator to add to its staff.
“Kevin, Greg and Steven have all been valuable members of our team, and I congratulate them for their respective promotions and continued growth within the organization,” said Jesse Menachem, Executive Director/CEO of Mass Golf. “All three have taken great pride in elevating the player experience, and we are excited to see this new structure in place in 2023 to support the needs and evolution of the competitions going forward.”
Eldridge, who has led the Championships Department for the past 10 years, has overseen a large growth and demand for championship caliber golf in Massachusetts. In the past three years, several events, including the Women’s Four-Ball Championship for the Townshend Cup and Mixed Four-Ball Championship for the Stone Cup, have been elevated to championship status, and there are now 18 championships that take place in Massachusetts annually. Thanks to Eldridge’s leadership, Mass Golf has been recognized for its first-class organization and structure for amateur golf events.
Howell, who has served as the Manager of NEGA Operations & USGA Qualifying since the beginning of 2019, will take a greater role in assisting the management and operations of the Mass Golf Championship Department. He will also continue to manage USGA Qualifying conducted by Mass Golf as well as functions of the New England Golf Association. This year, the New England Senior Amateur reached a high-water mark for registrations, with the New England Women’s Amateur doing so in 2021. The Girls Division was also added to the New England Junior Amateur in 2019. USGA Qualifying continues to sell out quickly as well, as this year’s U.S. Open local qualifying at Taconic Golf Club and Foxborough Country Club were two of the first three qualifiers in the nation to sell out.
Yatrousis previously served as a USGA Boatwright Intern with Mass Golf before shifting to the organization’s Championship Coordinator for the start of the 2020 season. In his new role, he will be responsible for the administrative functions and support for all Mass Golf championships, women’s championships and USGA qualifiers. In addition, he will continue to oversee event volunteer management, recruitment, development, and retention. Since 2020, Mass Golf has seen a 24% increase in individuals who volunteer for events.
A job posting for the open Championship Coordinator position will soon be posted to the Mass Golf website. To view all employment opportunities, CLICK HERE
Mass Golf is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to advancing golf in Massachusetts by building an engaged community around the sport.
With a community made up of over 110,000 golf enthusiasts and over 340 member clubs, Mass Golf is one of the largest state golf associations in the country. Members enjoy the benefits of handicapping, engaging golf content, course rating and scoring services along with the opportunity to compete in an array of events for golfers of all ages and abilities.