Class of 2015
Residence: Elmira, N.Y.
Thomas Reidy, born and raised in Elmira, N.Y., became involved in the game of golf as a young man. At the age of 12, Reidy was hired as a caddy at his beloved Elmira Country Club and became an official member in 1974.
Reidy's love for the game surpassed the average golf enthusiast and expands beyond playing the game. Throughout the last three decades, he has established a career which includes volunteer accomplishments unparalleled within the NYSGA. After becoming a member of the NYSGA Sectional Affairs Committee in 1983, Reidy served in several other capacities including Executive Director, President, Tournament Director, Executive Committee Member, Foundation Board Member, and Tournament Chairperson. His tireless work ethic and incredible knowledge of the game led to being a mentor for numerous NYSGA committeee members as well.
In addition to his accomplishments within the NYSGA, Reidy has served on the USGA Regional Affairs Committee and USGA Sectional Affairs Committee. He received the prestigious Ike Grainger Award from the USGA in 2009 for more than 25 years of service.
NYSGA Sectional Affairs Committee - 1983, 1984
NYSGA Executive Director - 1984-1995
NYSGA President - 2003, 2004, 2005
NYSGA Executive Committee Member - 1996-2000, 2002-2008, 2011-present
NYSGA Foundation Board Member - 2003-2012
N.Y.S. Men's Amateur Championship Co-Chair - 2012
Ike Grainger Award Recipient - 2009