Derek Sprague, PGA of America Leaders

Derek Sprague

Interim President

Malone Golf Club
Malone, NY


PGA Interim President Derek Sprague is the General Manager and Director of Golf at Malone (N.Y.) Golf Club. Before he was appointed as Interim President on Oct. 24, 2014, Sprague served as PGA Vice President for 23 months, and as PGA Secretary for two years.

Since 1998, Sprague has held leadership roles at both the national and Section levels. He was the District 1 Director on the National PGA Board from 2007-10, and was a member of the PGA Affinity-Affiliate (2008-10), PGA Finance (2008-10) and PGA Budget (2009-10) Committees.

Sprague began service on the Northeastern New York PGA Board of Directors in 1998, and served as Section President from 2003-2004. He also was a member of the Section’s Employment Committee from 1995-2001.

Sprague turned professional in 1989, beginning his career at Malone Golf Club. He was elected to PGA membership in 1993.

He was named the 2005 and 2008 Northeastern New York PGA Golf Professional of the Year. Sprague is also a four-time (2000-03) Section Bill Strausbaugh Award recipient; a two-time Section Merchandiser of the Year for Public Facilities (1998-99); and winner of the 2006 Section President’s Plaque for outstanding contributions to player development.

Born in Malone, Sprague followed the lead of his late father in devoting himself to his community by serving from 2003-2013 as a member of the Board of Education of the Malone Central School District. Sprague is also a board member of the Greater Malone Community Fund and a member of Franklin County’s Tourism Advisory Committee.

Sprague is a 1988 graduate of James Madison University, in Harrisonburg, Va., where he competed on the golf team and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Marketing. He and his wife, Jennifer, live in Malone, and are parents of a daughter, Alexandra; and a son, Davis.