The director of golf courses and grounds at the Atlanta Athletic Club and a 2013 recipient of GCSAA's Col. John Morley Distinguished Service Award has been selected as one of four inductees into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame. When officially inducted in January, Mangum will become only the third superintendent member of the hall, joining Palmer Maples, CGCS Retired, and Mark Esoda, CGCS at Atlanta Country Club.
“Ken is one of the most respected golf course superintendents in the industry, not just in our state but across the country and, I would have to say, internationally,” says Georgia GCSA president, Mike Brown, from The Standard Club in Johns Creek. “This honor is a testament to all that he has brought to his profession and also the great contribution he has made to the industry.”
This summer, Mangum will serve as host superintendent for the U.S. Amateur Championship. He hosted successful PGA Championships in 2011 and 2001 and the U.S. Women’s Open Championship in 1990. He also prepared the golf course for the U.S. Junior Championship in 2002.