ghs adds new board members

For Immediate Release
Media Contact:
Sally J. Sportsman

LEBANON, Ohio (September 23, 2020) – The Golf Heritage Society ( announces the appointment of Michael D. Sloan as Treasurer of the Society and of Connor T. Lewis as the director of its Region 3, which covers the southeastern U.S.

Michael Sloan

“We are pleased to have these two accomplished individuals on our Board of Directors,” said Dr. Bern Bernacki, president of the Society. “Their experience and leadership, in both golf and business, will be invaluable as the GHS continues to expand its legacy in the game.”  

Michael Sloan is senior partner of Sloan, Cartagena and Associates, a public accounting firm in Houston. Sloan has played golf since high school but wasn’t introduced to hickory golf until 2006.  Playing with hickory-shafted golf clubs led to his interest in collecting golf memorabilia.  Sloan has worked with the First Tee program for over 13 years and hosts a hickory tournament which benefits the First Tee of Greater Houston. He also formed the non-profit Hickory Golf Association of Texas and is tournament director of the Onion Creek Hickory Classic, held in Austin. 

Connor T. Lewis

Connor Lewis is the national vice president of development for Ryan Healthcare, a builder of hospitals, surgery centers and other medical facilities. In the golf realm, he founded The Society of Golf Historians as well as The TalkinGolf History Podcast. He is also the consulting historian for one of the most prestigious golf clubs in the U.S. Lewis shares stories and the history of the game with golfers in a variety of ways, including as a speaker and writer.