Michigan PGA Section Member John Lindert Elected 43rd President of the PGA of America
FRISCO, Texas and PHOENIX, Ariz. (Nov. 3, 2022) – John Lindert, PGA was elected the 43rd President of the PGA of America today at the Association’s 106th Annual Meeting at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort.
A member of the Michigan PGA Section, Lindert is PGA Director of Golf at The Country Club of Lansing. He succeeds Jim Richerson, who completed his two-year term as president and is now PGA Honorary President.
Succeeding Lindert as Vice President is Don Rea Jr., PGA, of Gilbert, Arizona. Nathan Charnes, PGA, of O’Fallon, Missouri, was elected the new PGA Secretary.
PGA President John Lindert
John Lindert, PGA has served as a PGA Member for more than 35 years and is a 2019 Michigan PGA Hall of Fame Inductee. After serving two years each as PGA Secretary and Vice President, Lindert was elected President at the 2022 PGA Annual Meeting.
He served on the PGA Board of Directors as District 5 Director from 2016-18. Lindert was president of the Michigan PGA Section in 2010-11 and has served on four national PGA committees: Governance Task Force Chair (2017); Membership (2008-20); Board of Control (Chair, 2018-20; Committee Member, 2009-13); and Special Awards (2006-07).
Lindert was honored as the 2009 Michigan PGA Section Golf Professional of the Year and is a two-time recipient of the Section’s PGA Professional Development Award (2021, 2015). He has also received the Section’s Player Development Award (2013), Merchandiser of the Year-Private Facilities Award (2010) and Bill Strausbaugh Award (2008).
He has competed five times in the PGA Professional Championship. In addition, Lindert was the Toledo Chapter Stroke Play Champion and competed on the University of Arizona golf team.
Among his community endeavors, Lindert has served on The First Tee of Mid-Michigan Board of Directors since 2007.
“This is a remarkable time for our Association, and I truly believe that we have the right people in place with the passion and desire to elevate our profession and our Association over the coming years,” said Lindert. “We have an opportunity to strengthen our position as an Association in the sport of golf and, most importantly, use that position to improve the lives of our PGA Members. Imagine the strides we can make as 28,000 PGA Professionals working together with our Boards and the Teams at the Section and national level. By working together we can, and will, be the driving force for the golf industry, while enriching the lives of PGA Professionals.”