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W hen Sheri Erskine first met her husband- to-be, John Erskine, on the ski slopes of Colorado, she didn't know much about golf. That all would change. Introduced to the game by John, Sheri has been a USGA volunteer since 1994, when she first joined the Women's Handicap Procedure Committee. Karen Dedman, a friend from Sacramento and a past USGA Women's Handicap Procedure Committee, had approached Erskine after seeing her efforts at her home club, Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton. In 1995, Sheri went to USGA Rules School. On her first try at the difficult test, she scored an impressive 92. Soon after, she worked the first of what would become numerous U.S. Women's Opens as a walking Rules official. Eventually, Erskine became a member of three USGA committees—Course Rating, Handicap and Handicap Procedure. She was also among those responsible for re-rating Northern California courses upon the institution of Slope Rating. She later became co-chairman of the Women's Golf Association of Northern California's Handicap committee and still serves as the WGANC's Course Rating chair. Erskine is a regular speaker and instructor for the WGANC and the USGA, sharing her years of knowl- edge through presentations at local, regional and national course rating seminars. She's still on the USGA Handicap Procedure and Course Rating Committees and continues to do course ratings for the NCGA. She's also now spent 50 years with John—a fellow Rules official and former NCGA Board member. NCGA.ORG | FALL 2017 59 D I S T I N G U I S H E D S E R V I C E A W A R D Career Highlights • USGA volunteer since 1994 • Served on USGA Course Rating, Handicap and Handicap Procedure committees • Recipient of the CWAC's 2010 Helen Lengfeld Award • Longtime course rater for the NCGA From the Slopes to the Fairways 2017 Distinguished Service Award —Sheri Erskine Karen Erskine, John Erskine, Sheri Erskine and Leann Knight (left to right) JOHN MUMMERT/USGA

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