Lafayette, LA — November 29, 2017

The Louisiana Golf Association is pleased to announce the hiring of Samuel Crader as its Director of Championship Operations.  Sam will begin his tenure January 2, 2018 and will be directly responsible for conducting LGA Championships and USGA Qualifiers.  He will administer the Rules of Golf and Amateur Status for LGA Members and its Member Clubs, and he will serve the organization in a number of other capacities. 

“We are fortunate to have been able to hire such an upstanding candidate as Sam, and we are thrilled to welcome him to Louisiana,” said LGA Assistant Executive Director Logan Ray.  “Sam’s knowledge and work ethic will be valuable assets to the LGA, and he’s the perfect fit for our organization.  In addition to his passion for the game and innovative approach to golf administration, we’re excited about the intangibles that he brings.  I’m confident he will thrive in his new role and enhance our competitions.”


Sam is originally from Columbia, Missouri. He graduated from the University of Missouri in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management, emphasizing in Sports Venue Management.  Sam had a previous internship with the Illinois Junior Golf Association and a USGA P.J. Boatwright, Jr. Internship with the Texas Golf Association in 2017. He shows great enthusiasm for growing the game of golf and is excited to bring that to the LGA team.


“I am very excited to serve as the Director of Championship Operations with the LGA.  I look forward to upholding the high-quality Championships that the LGA conducts and will strive to add value to our Members and Member Clubs,” said Crader.

The Louisiana Golf Association is the governing body for amateur golf in the state of Louisiana.  It has loyally served its Members and Member Clubs since 1920.  Today, the Louisiana Golf Association serves 100 Member Clubs and approximately 15,000 individual members, from its offices in Lafayette, LA.  The LGA is an Allied Golf Association of the USGA and is dedicated to providing golfers a full range of services for the good of the game in Louisiana.