Marty Parkes served from 1991-2007 at the U.S. Golf Association (USGA), including the last 11 years as its senior director of communications. A graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., he did not become commissioner of the PGA Tour like another Trinity graduate who currently occupies that role. Parkes worked many national championships during his USGA tenure, and has published articles in numerous publications such as The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and Golf Journal. He contributed a chapter to Golf’s Golden Age as well as authored the books Classic Shots and Up on the Hill. His handicap index hovers near the same number as that of his USGA tenure, although there is no clear connection between the two. Parkes lives in Williamsburg, Va., where he plays at Golden Horseshoe.