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Get to Know:

Jon Bilger, Immediate Past President

The Basics:

City of residence: La Jolla
Club: La Jolla Country Club, 35 years
Profession: Senior vice president, CBRE – Retail Division
Family: Wife Marilyn, two adult daughters, Whitney Kirk and Lauren Graham, their husbands, and two grandsons, William Kirk and Colby Graham
Volunteer and committee involvement: Past president, La Jolla CC; past president, Century Club of San Diego; general chairman, Buick Invitational; past president, GCMI

What you Didn't Know:

First car: 1958 Volkswagen
Favorite book: Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand
Guilty-pleasure food: In-N-Out Burger
Favorite non-golf items: Fly rod and Ping-Pong table
One gadget he can’t live without: BlackBerry
Greatest pride: Two successful adult daughters and two handsome grandsons

On the Course:

Has golfed for: 50 years
What he would like to see more of on the course: Walkers
Favorite Tour player: Phil Mickelson. “I was fortunate to be playing with Phil when he shot 60 and set the La Jolla Country Club course record.”
What part of the game of golf needs to change? Affordable access to golf for junior players – the SCGA Foundation sets a good example.
What he would tell juniors to interest them in golf: “Enjoy the camaraderie and integrity of the game while you develop valuable life skills.”