Burt, Stark Join NGA Board of Directors
OMAHA (December 14, 2020) - The Nebraska Golf Association conducted its Annual Meeting virtually on December 5, and new officers were elected, including Omaha's Dr. Charlie Burt and Lincoln's Dr. Heidi Stark.
Burt and Stark were both elected to three-year terms beginning in 2021. Stark is a pediatric dentist in Lincoln Pediatric Dentistry. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the UNMC College of Dentistry. Stark serves in many other capacities, as a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and American College of Dentists. She's also a board member of the Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department and Heart to Honduras, and serves on health advisory committees for ExCite and HeadStart.
In addition to her professional success, Stark is an accomplished golfer, who won a NSAA Class A Individual Title at Lincoln Southeast. In college, she played at Georgia, before returning home to play for the Huskers to finish her collegiate career. Stark collected 11 Top-10 finishes at Nebraska, including two individual tournament titles, and individually qualified for the 1996 NCAA Championship. She won the 1995 Nebraska Women's Match Play Championship, and the following year swept the women's championships, winning the 1996 Nebraska Women's Amateur and the Nebraska Women's Match Play. Stark is a member at The Country Club of Lincoln.
Burt is an orthopedic surgeon at OrthoNebraska, where he was a founding physician and remains board chairman. His practice focuses on the knee and hip, and he has a regionally-known expertise in hip preservation surgery for athletes and active adults. Burt has served as head team physician for the Omaha Nighthawks, Millard North High School and Skutt Catholic High School during his career. He received his undergraduate degree from Nebraska Wesleyan, before earning his medical degree from UNMC.
Burt played collegiate basketball at Nebraska Wesleyan, but is now an avid golfer. He competes in several NGA championships each year, and finished in the top 10 of the 2020 NGA Senior Point Standings. Burt is a member at Omaha Country Club.
Other board members who were elected to new three-year terms were Tom Kelley of Omaha, John Knicely of Elkhorn, Ryan Knispel of Omaha, Ryan Nietfeldt of Elkhorn, and Patrick Pepper of Omaha.
Papillion's Dave Shillinglaw is the lone board member retiring. Shillinglaw joined the NGA board in 1999 and has served as the chair of both the Tournament and Communications Committees.
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About the NGA
The Nebraska Golf Association, founded in 1966, is comprised of all members of public and private clubs and/or municipal or regional golf associations which utilize an approved handicap service recognized by the USGA and provided by the NGA. Our mission is to uphold and promote the game of golf and its values to all golfers in Nebraska. Among the duties of the Association include governance of member clubs and service as their handicapping and course rating authority, conduct of state golf championships, local USGA qualifying & other notable competitions, promotion of junior golf, presentation of worthwhile educational programs and support of allied golf organizations in Nebraska. The Nebraska Golf Association is an Allied Golf Association of the USGA and carries out core services including Handicap Administration and Oversight, Course Rating, Rules of Golf and Rules of Amateur Status, Tournaments and USGA Championship Qualifiers and USGA Initiatives and Community Programs.