Founded during the 1992 US OPEN at Pebble Beach
The Shivas Irons Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to furthering golf as a mindful pursuit and as a tool for personal growth and development. We inspire, connect and support all who are interested in exploring the transformational aspects of the game in the spirit of Michael Murphy’s 1972 novel “Golf In The Kingdom,” the original inspiration for the Society and one of the best selling and most influential golf books of all time.
Our supporters believe that golf is a better, more rewarding game when played in a way that’s intentionally conscious and respectful of its core roots and values – a style of play that Shivas Irons himself would recognize and endorse, and one that is often at odds with much of what the modern game has become.
Our programs provide opportunities to reconnect with the original spirit of the game and present golf as a life-long, mastery-based pursuit that’s ideally suited for personal development and creative expression, the positive benefits of which have little to do with a golfer’s score relative to par, their latest quick-fix swing thoughts, or the clubs they play with.
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THE 2018 SOCIETY MAP • SUPPORTERS, PROGRAMS, EVENTS & CONTENT
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2018 Society Leadership
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
• TODD ROHRER, Chairman
• ROB WILLIAMS, Treasurer
• NEIL JENKINS, Secretary
• DR. JOSEPH PARENT, Director
• JOHN ROUSSEAU, Director
• DAVE BUCKINGHAM, Director
• NATASHA PALMAER, Director
• BEN KLINE, Executive Director
1992 TO PRESENT: THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS FOR THEIR PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE SERVICE:
MICHAEL MURPHY, Co-Chairman C. GRANT SPAETH, Co-Chairman MINDY AFFRIME DR. GLEN ALBAUGH JOHN ASHWORTH CORINNE BOURDEAU-KOSKI ADAM BRUCKER JIM CHRISTAIN SCOTT CLARK MICHAEL COHEN JOHN COOK JOANN DOST NICK GREEN BARRY GRIMES WILLIAM C. GIFFORD BRYAN J. GOLDEN JO HARDY LINDA HARTOUGH THOMAS INGALLS PETER JACOBSEN PETER KAREGEANNES DONALD KNOTT DAVE KORBA RICHARD LEES SCOTT MCCARRON GARY MCCORD HC PALMER STEVE PROUDMAN STEVEN ROCKEFELLER, JR. PETER SHAERF FRED SHOEMAKER LAIRD SMALL DIANE SICKMEN RON TARRSON SANDY TATUM KIRK TRIPLETT HILTON TUDHOPE STEPHEN TURNER PORTER UNDERWOOD LYMAN VAN SLYKE