Lockridge presented 2018 George Turner Distinguished Service Award
Larry Lockridge was presented the IGA’s 2018 George Turner Distinguished Service Award during the Annual Awards & Player of the Year banquet on Friday, December 14, at Echo Valley Country Club. Lockridge served 15 years on the IGA Board of Directors, including serving at president from April 1999-April 2001. Lockridge is best known for his continued service and volunteer efforts administrating the Des Moines City Junior Tournament, starting in 1974.
The Iowa Golf Association named its distinguished service award after Turner in 2003. His name value runs beyond state borders. Turner qualified for and played in the 1981, 1984 and 1993 U.S. Senior Open and the 1988, 1990 and 1991 U.S. Senior Amateur. Off the course, George has been an Iowa Golf Association volunteer for decades, helping run numerous events. George and John Nervig took over operations of the Iowa Masters from the late Harry Burrell 20 years ago. It’s not an official Iowa Golf Association event unless George Turner is somewhere on the course!
(Courtesy of Rick Brown)