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Marty Storch Receives Kentucky Golf Award

Monday December 11, 2006

Marty Storch with Kentucky Golf Association Board of Directors' President, Dave Bunnell
Marty Storch, left, accepts award from Kentucky Golf Association Board of Directors' President Dave Bunnell
The Kentucky Golf Association has named Metro Parks' Assistant Director of Operations, Marty Storch, the 2006 recipient of the J.W. Janes Award - given annually by the Kentucky Golf Association's Board of Directors to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to amateur golf in Kentucky.

Storch has a very distinguished record of service and participation in the game, including service as Director of Golf for Metro Parks; a member of the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Turfgrass Council, the First Tee of Louisville, the First Tee of Lexington, The Louisville Urban League's Youth Golf Program, the Kentucky Derby Festival Hole-in-One, the Allan Houston Foundation, and the Kentucky Golf Association.

He also serves as a Rules of Golf Official in a number of state and local golf competitions at the amateur and professional level and is an accomplished player, having been a member of the St. Xavier High School team that captured the 1981 Kentucky High School Golf Championship, and as a member of the men's golf team at the University of Louisville. He also qualified for the 1980 United States Junior Amateur Championship, as well as the 1985 United States Public Links Championship.

"This award means a lot to me. Mr. Janes also meant a lot to me, as well as what he did to promote golf in Kentucky," Storch said.

Storch received the award on November 29 at the Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame Ceremony at the Louisville Country Club.

The J.W. Janes Award is named for the late J.W. Janes, a five-time Kentucky Golf Association President and Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame Member.