Randy Nader of Sawgrass Country Club re-elected as JAGA president


The Jacksonville Area Golf Association recently elected its 2020 officers at its opening meeting of the year at Timuquana Country Club. Randy Nader of Sawgrass Country Club was re-elected president and will lead the organization for the second year in a row.

The 2020 officers are:

Randy Nader, president: JAGA director, Sawgrass Country Club … Former owner of Nader’s Pest Raiders, a Jacksonville-area pest control firm … Served as JAGA VP/Administration in 2018 … Will serve second year as president in 2020 … Native of Jacksonville … Attended Fletcher High School … Resides in Jacksonville.

Jeff Adams, vice president/Administration: JAGA director, TPC Sawgrass … Retired director of the PGA TOUR’s Communications Department … Served as JAGA VP/Tournaments, 2017-2018 and VP-Administration, 2019 … From Chappaqua, New York … University of Florida graduate … Resides in Ponte Vedra Beach.

Cary Helton: vice president/Tournaments: JAGA director, San Jose Country Club … Retired CSX transportation executive … Native of Lubbock, Texas … University of Washington graduate … Resides in Jacksonville.

Larry Stark, secretary: JAGA director, Jax Beach Golf Club … Native of Virginia …  Retired CSX sales executive … Resides in Jacksonville.

Billy Walker, treasurer: JAGA director, Oak Bridge Club … Native of Montreal, Canada … Graduate of McGill University … Former partner at KMPG … Resides in Ponte Vedra Beach.

Nader, Adams and Walker were re-elected to their positions for the second year. Stark returns for his third year in the secretary role, while Helton is a new officer.

Appointed to serve in similar capacities again in 2020 were Jack Morehead of NAS JAX (assistant treasurer) and Arch Copeland of Deercreek Country Club (JAGA webmaster). John Milton will serve as assistant VP/Tournaments again. Former executive secretary Barney Poston (Hidden Hills Golf Club) and past president Fred Seely (Timuquana Country Club) are at-large members of the executive committee. Kevin Glynn (Northern Chapter/PGA) continues to serve as the Association’s administrative assistant.

As immediate past president, Gilmore remains active on the executive committee and will have input on affairs of the Association. He will chair the nominating committee.


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