Planansky Elected Next President of NGA
OMAHA (December 13, 2021) - The Nebraska Golf Association conducted its Annual Meeting on December 3 at the Field Club of Omaha, and new officers were elected, including Lincoln's Robert Planansky, who will become the Association’s next president.
Planansky will serve as president of the organization for the 2022-2023 term. He will be the 33rd president of the NGA, and succeeds the association's first female president, Kim Robak, whose term ends this year.
Planansky has served on the NGA board since 2014, and is a dedicated volunteer rules official. He is a retired attorney who grew up in Hemingford and, like Robak, graduated from both the University of Nebraska and the University of Nebraska College of Law. Over his career, he has worked for the EEOC, the Department of Labor, and was the executive assistant for U.S. Secretary of Labor Ann McLaughlin Korologos. He retired after 18 years as the Vice President for Administration of the Urban Institute. Planansky serves on the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship Committee and is very involved in the Rules of Golf, serving on the Rules Committee at several different national competitions in addition to the U.S. Junior, including the Pac-12 Championship, NCAA DI Regionals and more.
Michael Bryson of Kearney will serve as Vice President during the same term. Bryson is a dentist in the Kearney community and is a member of Kearney Country Club. He has been a dedicated volunteer rules official for the NGA for several years.
The rest of the slate included new three-year terms for current directors Susan Marchese of Omaha, Robert Meyer of Omaha, Kim Robak of Lincoln, Darrel Smith of North Platte and Dan Gleason of Beatrice.
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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.