We at the Utah Section PGA are very sadden at the passing of Gordon Sperry. I always equated Gordon’s first and last initials with “Golden Service”. We will all miss his even temperament and even handedness when making a ruling or starting a group in a golf tournament. But it will be the vast amount of “golden service” to the game of golf that will be missed most. He created a legacy of service that is unmatched around the state. There wasn’t a UGA or PGA event that was too far away or too inconvenient for him to attend as a volunteer. He endured many a rainy and cold event making sure that the starting tee ran on time and the scorecards were added and posted correctly.
Neither the PGA’s President’s Award for Service to the Game of Golf in 2009 or his UGA Gold Club award quite covers Gordon Sperry’s long and dedicated service to Utah Golf. Everyone that has had the opportunity to serve alongside Gordon will miss his humble demeanor and the quiet efficiency he displayed while giving service to the game he loved.