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Golf Heritage Society elects two new board members

Pittsburgh, Pa. (March 3, 2023) – The Golf Heritage Society ( announces the election of two new At-Large Directors, Eric Lucy and Charlene Williams. 

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“We are delighted to welcome Eric and Charlene to the GHS Board of Directors,” said Dr. Bern Bernacki, president of the Society. “The GHS leadership continues to be enhanced by talented individuals who lend their dedication and expertise to the various ways in which the GHS honors and preserves the history of the game.”

Eric Lucy grew up in Dubuque, Iowa, and has been a member of the GHS since 2013. In his professional life, he has been part of starting multiple companies, from a failed venture in 1985 to co-founding an insurance agency from which he retired in 2015. He stays busy coaching high school tennis and golf while building on his Masters golf collection, as well as being a rules official for the Iowa Golf Association. Lucy enjoys learning from fellow GHS members and making new friends on and off the golf course. 

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Charlene Williams is a highly-decorated 26-year U.S. Navy veteran. She is an Afghanistan Operation Enduring and Iraq Freedom veteran, president of C.T. Williams VETS Adaptive Sports & Beyond, LLC, and chief of staff for Beatty Golf Ventures LLC. She was the first female Sailor of the Year on the Naval ship USS Nassau, and was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal with Gold Stars, and the Navy Achievement Medal with Gold Stars and medals and ribbons.

Williams has a BA in Psychology and an MA in Organizational Guidance Counseling, and is pursuing an EdD. In addition to her many service awards, her involvement in golf is extensive. She has worked on the African American Golf EXPO, the PGA Show’s Diversity and Inclusion Roundtable Forum, the MOVE UNITED Diversity Task Force Committee, Adaptive Golf Sports and numerous other initiatives dedicated to helping individuals thrive through golf. 

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About the Golf Heritage Society

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Founded in 1970, the GHS is a global nonprofit organization that honors and promotes golf history. The annual membership fee is $50. 

GHS membership benefits include regional and national gatherings, an informative and entertaining quarterly magazine titled The Golf, a superb website with over 50 years of archives, Zoom interviews with prominent people in the game and best of all, unrivaled camaraderie with others who value the history and traditions of the game. 

For information or to join the GHS, visit

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