Don Marsh is a lifelong amateur golfer who has been a force on the senior circuit in Georgia for a many years and has given back to the game through volunteering.
Born in Dayton, Ohio, Marsh attended Colonel White High School, before enrolling at Ohio State University in Columbus in 1961. While at Ohio State, Marsh competed on the golf team and was captain in 1966. After college, Marsh served in the U.S. Army as a helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War. Once his service ended, he began working for IBM. Over the next several years, he would take on roles in sales and marketing.
In 1985, Marsh moved south to Georgia and joined Rivermont Golf Club in Johns Creek. His professional life continued with IBM in consulting services, which included projects such as ticketing for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. His golf game also continued, as he quickly started winning multiple club championships at Rivermont.
Once Marsh became eligible for senior golf, his trophy case started filling up rather quickly. As a regular competitor in Georgia State Golf Association competitions, his name would more times than not be featured towards the top of leaderboards.
He’s a five-time winner of the Georgia Senior Four-Ball Championship, and three times won the Georgia Super Senior Championship (including in 2022). He’s been honored as the GSGA Senior Men’s Player of the Year and the GSGA Super Senior Men’s Player of the Year multiple times as well.
Marsh has also qualified for and competed in many national events. He has seen victory at the National Senior Hall of Fame Championship, Golfweek Super Senior Match Play, Jones Cup Super Senior, Lupton Memorial Super Senior, Legendary Senior and Canadian Senior Match Play, among others. USGA national championships include the U.S. Senior Amateur and U.S. Senior Open.
In addition to competing for championships, Marsh devotes time back to the game by volunteering for the GSGA. He has served as a rules official for close to two decades, as well as serving on committees. Always striving to better the GSGA competitions program, Marsh was instrumental in the creation of the Georgia Super Senior Championship, Georgia Super Senior Four-Ball Championship, and the Georgia Senior and Super Senior Match Play Championships.