Nick Sidorakis has been General Manager and Chief Operating Officer of Southern Hills Country Club since 1995. He is a long-time member of the Club Managers Association of America, and currently serves on the National Club Association’s Government Relations Committee. Nick is on the USGA Men’s Mid-Amateur Committee and serves as Vice President and Treasurer of The First Tee of Tulsa board of directors. He has also served on numerous other non-profit boards.
Nick attended the University of Houston from 1976-1977 and Florida State University from 1977-1979. He is a two-time Club Champion at Shackamaxon Golf & Country Club in Westfield, New Jersey.
Nick and his wife, Karla, have been married 33 years and have two sons and a daughter. He resides in Tulsa.
Dean Blevins has spent the past 30 years in various roles in journalism in Oklahoma and since 2001 has been Sports Director at KWTV in Oklahoma City. He is a regular on the popular Total Dominance Hour on The Sports Animal and spent 14 years as a sideline reporter and analyst for ABC, CBS and ESPN.
A two-time Emmy Award winner and eight-time winner of the Oklahoma Sportscaster of the Year award as voted by the National Sportscaster and Sportswriter’s Association, Dean was recently inducted as a Distinguished Alumni by the Gaylord School of Journalism at the University of Oklahoma.
Dean was a three-sport All-State selection and was both the Jim Thorpe and Oklahoma Coaches’ Association Oklahoma High School Athlete of the Year in 1974. From 1974-’77 he was a quarterback on two national championship and four Big Eight championship teams at OU and the last OU athlete to letter in football and basketball in the same season.
An avid golfer and member at Oak Tree National, Dean and his wife Sarah live with their son Carson and two stepsons, Chris and Ross Gilbert.
Mike Carter has been the Director of Athletics at Oral Roberts University since 1994 after practicing business and sports law in Tulsa for 21 years. He has served with the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Committee for the past sixteen years having chaired the Committee for five years. He was the chair of the Summit League Joint Council of athletic directors and senior women’s administrators and serves on the Executive Committee of the NCAA Division I-AAA Athletic Directors Association.
In 2012, he was named the NCAA Division I Athletic Director of the Year for the Central Region after the ORU programs captured nine Commissioner’s Cups, won 145 Regular Season & Tournament Championships, sent 80 teams to NCAA Tournaments, produced 88 All-Americans, and had 3 NCAA Track Champions. ORU student athletes have had an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 or better for 17 of the last 18 seasons.
Mike chaired the Marshal Committees for the 2001 U.S. Open, the 2007 PGA Championship and the 2009 U.S. Amateur, as well as serving on other committees for major golf championships in 1977, 1982, and 1994 and PGA Tour Championships in 1995 and 1996 at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, where he is a 5 time club champion.
He serves and has served on numerous non-profit boards including the Southern Hills Country Club Board of Governors. Mike has been honored by the Tulsa Sports Commission as the 2006 Sportsman of the Year and the Sigma Chi Fraternity with its prestigious Significant Sig Award in 2014. He and his family were named the Family of the Year in 1994 by Family and Children’s Services of Tulsa.
Mike obtained a B.S. degree from Oklahoma State University in 1970 and a J.D. degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1972. He and his wife, Paula, have two grown children, Lizz and Cason and three grandsons. Their son Scott died in 1993 of childhood cancer.
Mike Cawley was reared in the Oklahoma Panhandle community of Hooker. He received undergraduate degrees in Economics and English Literature and a law degree from the University of Oklahoma. After completing a commitment to the United States Army, Mike and his wife, Betty Jane, moved to Ardmore where he began practicing law. After an almost 20-year career in the law, Mike became the President, CEO and Trustee of The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Inc. He retired from the Noble Foundation in April of 2012. Mike and Betty Jane have two children and 7 grandchildren.
Mike is a director of Noble Energy Inc. (NBL: NYSE) and Noble Corporation (NE: NYSE) and also serves on the boards of: the Ardmore Development Authority, The Merrick Foundation, the Dean A. McGee Eye Institute, the Dean A. McGee Eye Institute Foundation and the State Fair of Oklahoma.
Additionally, Mike has assisted his alma mater, the University of Oklahoma, as chairman of the Board of Trustees of the OU Foundation, chairman of the University of Oklahoma Associates Council, chair of the fundraising efforts associated with the completion of the Jimmy Austin OU Golf Course and the Charlie Coe Teaching Center and service on the search committee that resulted in the hiring of Joe Castiglione as the University’s Athletic Director.
Sheila Luginbuel Dills is the President of the Women’s Oklahoma Golf Association and has served as an officer for WOGA since 2010. She has also served as a past WOGA Girls’ Junior Championship Chairman and is the current chairman for Junior Development.
Sheila also serves on the Women’s Golf Alliance Board of Directors, a national organization representing approximately 125,000 women across the country, the First Tee of Tulsa Board of Directors and the USGA Regional Associations Committee. Sheila is the current state representative for the Women’s Transnational Golf Association. Sheila was instrumental in founding the LPGA-USGA Girl’s Golf Chapter of Tulsa.
Sheila is a native of Vinita, Okla., and a graduate of Oklahoma State University in 1990 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She played on the varsity golf team at OSU for four years. She is a four-time Women’s Oklahoma State Amateur Champion and has won the Oklahoma High School Girls State Championship and WOGA Girls’ Junior Championship. Sheila has competed in numerous USGA Championships, including two U.S. Women’s Opens and has many top finishes in national amateur competitions.
Sheila and her husband Joey, a former PGA Tour Player, are members of Southern Hills Country Club. They have one daughter, two sons and two granddaughters.
Everett Dobson serves as Chief Executive Officer for Dobson Technologies. He is a co-owner of Oak Tree National. Dobson was part of the purchase group that bought the Seattle Supersonics, now the Oklahoma City Thunder. He is involved in thoroughbred breeding and racing, is a Trustee for the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, and a member of The Jockey Club. He also owns and operates a ranch in Western Oklahoma.
Everett was born in Guthrie, Okla., and grew up in Cheyenne, Okla. He obtained a degree in Economics from Southwestern Oklahoma State University where he was a four-year golf letterman. He was a three-time All-OIC selection and two-time All-District Nine honoree. Dobson was inducted into SWOSU’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996 and received the Distinguished Alumni award in 2000.
He is a Past President of Oklahoma Golf Association and he served eight years on the USGA Junior Committee. He’s also the past chairman of the Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame.
Everett founded Dobson Communications Corporation, which became one of the largest wireless service providers in the U.S. before its sale to AT&T in November 2007.
Everett has been a member of the Board of Directors for the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum since 2000. He recently completed a two-year term as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Dobson is also Vice Chairman of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association
Everett and his wife, Jeanetta, reside in Oklahoma City. They have three daughters, and four grandchildren.
Lew Ellen Erickson (Lew) is Executive Vice President at First Oklahoma Bank in Tulsa, Ok. She has been in the Oklahoma banking industry since 1984.
Lew has served on numerous non-profits board. She is currently on the Tulsa Sports Commission and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Sooner Chapter Boards, as well as the Northeast Oklahoma Fellowship of Christian Athletes Advisory Board. She is a past chair of the Tulsa Chapter of the American Heart Association.
Lew has volunteered for the USGA since 1993, serving on the US Girls’ Junior Committee and then being named to the USGA Women’s Committee in 2009. In 2011, 2012 and 2013, she chaired the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur Championship. She also served as the Junior Chair for the Women’s Oklahoma Golf Association for five years. She was a committee chair for the 1994 PGA Championship, 1995 and 1996 Tour Championship, 2001 US Open at Southern Hills, as well as 1999 Women’s NCAA Championship at Tulsa CC.
Lew graduated in 1981 from Oklahoma State University and played on the varsity golf team for four years. She is a member at Tulsa Country Club and Karsten Creek Golf Club. Before the age of five, Lew was introduced to the game of golf by her mother, a championship amateur golfer.
Mark Felder is the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Golf Association and the Oklahoma Golf Association Foundation, a post he has held since 2009.
Born and raised in Oklahoma, Mark turned professional in 1977 and became the head professional at Twin Hills Golf and Country Club in Oklahoma City in 1989, a post he held through 2002 when he joined the OGA.
Mark was a two-time PGA South Central Section Professional of the Year, served as President of the Section and won numerous section awards.
An avid horseman, Mark and his wife Christina live on a small horse ranch in Edmond and he spends much of his spare time on horseback team roping.
Lawrence Field is the Founder and Managing Director of Cypress Energy Holdings, LLC. Cypress Energy Holdings, LLC is the General Partner of Cypress Energy Partners, NYSE symbol CELP, a service business supplying oil and gas producers and pipelines in the United States and Canada; www.cypressenergy.com
Lawrence has served on numerous non-profit boards. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Stephens Cancer Institute and the Trans-Miss Golf Association.
Lawrence graduated in 1982 from The University of Texas at Austin. He was captain of the Varsity Golf Team from 1980 – 1982. He won the 1976 National Junior PGA Championship. He has won the club championships at Tulsa Country Club, The Golf Club of Oklahoma, Southern Hills Country Club and Shooting Star Country Club in Wyoming. Currently he is a member of Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa and Shooting Star Country Club in Teton Village, Wyoming.
Lawrence and Cindy Field have been married for 30 years. They have three sons: Lawrence Junior, 27, Andrew, 24 and Alexander, 22. Lawrence and Cindy split their time residing in Tulsa and Jackson, Wyoming.
Tim Fleming is the PGA Head Professional at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club, a post he has held since 2008, having previously been head professional at Quail Creek Golf & CC in Oklahoma City from 2003-2008 and head professional and general manager at The Trails Golf Club in Norman from 1996-2002.
Tim has won numerous awards from the PGA South Central Section, is past president of the section and was the 1998 South Central Section PGA Golf Professional of the Year.
Tim has consistently been one of the finest players in the region. He has been the section Player of the Year eight times, won the Section Match Play Championship seven times, the Section Championship five times and the Section PNC Championship twice. He has qualified for and competed in five PGA Championships.
Fleming, a native of Oxford, Miss., was a first-team All-American at Oklahoma State, graduating in 1987. He, wife Ellen, son Thomas and step-son Patrick reside in Oklahoma City.
Michael Henderson is the current President of the South Central PGA and the South Central PGA Charitable Foundation. The South Central PGA provides employment services and educational support to over 475 members and the facilities they serve across the States of Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Southern Kansas.
Michael is the Principal of Henderson Golf Management, LLC and operates Lakeside Memorial Golf Course in Stillwater. He administers one the largest junior golf instructional programs in the State of Oklahoma and is the SC PGA’s only three-time recipient of the PGA Junior Golf Development Leader Award. He has also been honored by the PGA as the South Central PGA Merchandiser of the Year, the SCPGA Oklahoma Chapter Golf Professional of the Year, the Northern Texas PGA Player of the Year, the Northern Texas PGA Ben Hogan Award recipient, and named a US Kids Golf Top 50 Instructor.
Michael played collegiately at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He has qualified for nine PGA tour events and has captured over 20 professional events throughout his career.
Michael followed in his father’s footsteps and is a second generation PGA Professional. He and his wife, Carey, have been married since 2001 and reside in Stillwater with their son, Colt.
Louise Stekoll Blumenthal Johnson has been an active supporter of women’s golf for decades as both a former officer and vice president of the Women’s Oklahoma Golf Association and since 2006 as a board member of the Women’s Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame. She is currently the chair of the WOGA Girls Junior State Championship.
A fine amateur player, Louise qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open in 1970. She competed in the USGA Junior, several prominent national amateur events and the Trans Mississippi Championships. Louise won the Women’s State Amateur Championship in 1973 at Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club
A native of Okmulgee and graduate of the Oklahoma University College of Dentistry in 1975, she was a practicing dental hygienist for 38 years before retiring in June 2013. Louise has two sons, John and Sam Blumenthal who both serve in the Oklahoma City Police Department. She resides in Oklahoma City with her husband Burton J. Johnson.
Tom Jones is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Oak Tree National Golf Club in Edmond. His extensive history in the game includes previous instrumental roles in the development of the Golf Club of Oklahoma in Broken Arrow, Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater and The Blessings in Fayetteville, Ark.
A four-time All-American at Oklahoma State University who led the Cowboys to the 1976 national championship, Tom won the Magnolia Classic on the PGA Tour in 1981 but saw his professional career cut short by a back injury.
A native of Tulsa, Tom and wife Norma Jean have three daughters, Jennifer, Jessica (deceased), and Tommye.
Ron Ripley has been Counsel with the Oklahoma City based law firm of Hartzog Conger Cason & Neville since 2008. His career includes more than 40 years of private practice as an attorney and a corporate general counsel in Oklahoma.
Currently, Ron is a director of the Oklahoma Golf Association and the Oklahoma Golf Association Foundation. He has served as president of both organizations in the past. He is a member of the USGA Regional Affairs Committee and has served on various USGA Committees for more than 30 years. In 2009, in recognition of his service, he received the Ike Grainger Award from the USGA.
Ron has served as golf rules official at more than 50 USGA, NCAA, Big 12 Conference, Trans-Mississippi Golf Association and Oklahoma Golf Association championships, including the U.S. Open, U.S. Senior Open, USGA Amateur Championship, USGA Mid-Amateur Championship, USGA Public Links Championship and NCAA Men’s and Women’s Championships.
Ann (Durand) Watkins helped found the Women’s Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame, which has inducted 21 members in five classes, all of whom will become members of the Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame. She served as chair of the board for the WOGHOF, and the non-profit will continue to raise funds for women’s golf through events such as Women Teaching Women, which Ann organizes and directs each spring.
A native of Bartlesville, Ann took up golf at age nine at Hillcrest Country Club. She attended Oklahoma State University and her amateur career included playing extensively in Women’s Oklahoma Golf Association events. She has qualified for both the U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship and the U.S. Women’s Senior Amateur Championship.
Ann married Eddie Watkins, in 1967. The two owned and operated DuPree Sports in Stillwater, which their sons now own. She has extensive experience doing course ratings for the USGA, has been a volunteer coach for the Stillwater girls high school team and assists with the WOGA State Girls’ Junior Tournament every year.