Mike Waldron of Roswell, Ga., has served more than 40 years as a golf administrator while promoting and preserving the game of amateur and professional golf on the state, national and international levels.
Born in 1952, Waldron attended Georgia State University in Atlanta, where he was a member of the golf team, and graduated in 1975. Waldron began his career in golf administration with the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) in 1979. He then went to work for Executive Sports, managing event logistics for the PGA TOUR and LPGA throughout the 1980's.
He was the executive director of the Georgia State Golf Association from 1994 to 2012. Waldron is a past president of the Georgia Golf Environmental Foundation and is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association and the Georgia Section of the PGA of America.
Waldron held stints at the United States Golf Association (USGA) working as a Regional Association Manager and served on multiple USGA committees, including Regional Associations, the Joe Dey Award, Rules of Golf and Handicap Procedure.
He was a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame Advisory Board (2000-2013), served on the LPGA Tour Hall of Fame Veterans Nominating Committee (1999-2006) and was chairman of the Nancy Lopez Award Committee (1999-2008).
Waldron has served as a rules official at over 50 major championships, including four Masters Tournaments, 11 U.S. Open Championships, the Solheim Cup and many others in men's and women's professional golf.