Steve Mona is back on the leader board.
Mona, chief executive officer for the Lawrence-based Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, has been chosen by Golf Inc. magazine as one of the "Most Powerful People in Golf," an honor he also received in 2001.
Mona, GCSAA chief executive since December 1993, joins 24 others on the list in the magazine's October 2005 issue. Also on the list are PGA Commissioner Tim Finchem and golf legends Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.
The magazine's "Most Powerful" list focuses strictly on the effects such individuals have on the business of golf, through golf course development, operations, management or equipment. These individuals have the ability to influence the development, building, financing and revenue streams of golf courses and golf organizations across the country.
In addition to his role at GCSAA, Mona is active in the administration of the game as a member of the First Tee Advisory Committee, the World Golf Hall of Fame Selection Committee, the National Golf Foundation Board of Directors and the National Golf Course Owners Association Advisory Committee.
Mona is no stranger to lists. In 1999, Golf Digest ranked Mona as the 25th most powerful person in golf. At that time, only one person younger than Mona - Tiger Woods at No. 2 - ranked higher.