Staff

The leadership of Links Players International comes in several layers. As an organization, we are governed by a national board, made up of decision makers who possess the qualities of biblical elders, as well as the ministry and business savvy needed to guide our staff leaders according to the Vision and Mission of the organization.

Our staff is comprised of regional leaders supported by the national office, which provides development of program resources and administrative assistance, along with the area staff who serve smaller locales. Even our president, Jeffrey Cranford, serves at the local level, leading and teaching Links Fellowships in the golf-rich Coachella Valley of California. Each of our regional directors is supported in decision making and advocacy by a regional board.

Our regional directors spend the bulk of their time leading leaders. While all are involved in the regular activities of at least one local Links Fellowship, their thrust is to encourage and train Links Fellowships leaders for the facilitation of regular gatherings of these groups.

Finally, those Links Fellowships leaders challenge individual Links Players in their Fellowships to be Christ-led leaders in their businesses, clubs, homes, and communities.

We believe that God is always growing each one of us to tackle the next “assignment” He has for us in His kingdom. We follow Jesus so that we might lead others faithfully and with excellence.

To reach individual staff by email, use the staff member’s first initial then last name followed by @linksplayers.com. Use linksplayers@linksplayers.com to reach Jeff Hopper or Tracy Hanson.

  • Jeffrey Cranford

    Jeffrey Cranford

    President


    - on staff with LPI since 2008


    PGA Professional; long time Bible teacher at various country clubs with Highways & Hedges ministry; Links Players Board member since 2004


    Located in La Quinta, California

  • Lewis Greer

    Lewis Greer

    Arizona Region Director


    - on staff with LPI since 2012


    Former pastor, tennis professional, and tech business leader


    Located in Gilbert, Arizona - serving Arizona

  • Dereck Wong

    Dereck Wong

    Southern California/Las Vegas Region Director


    - on staff with LPI since 2008


    Long-time business leader in video game development and distribution; LPI Board member 2005-2007


    Located in Irvine, California - serving Southern California and Las Vegas

  • Marty Jacobus

    Marty Jacobus

    Chief Executive Officer


    - on staff with LPI since 2013


    Regional staff mentor and liaison with outlying Links Fellowships. Long-time business executive; 10 years regional leader with Fellowship of Christian Athletes


    Located in La Quinta and Ukiah, CA

  • Tracy Hanson

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    Ladies Ministry Director


    - on staff with LPI since 2015


    LPGA Tour professional, 1995-2009; works with Links Players, Tracy Hanson Ministries, and NeurocorePro


    Located in Michigan and supports all of the Links Players region directors

  • Josh Nelson

    Josh Nelson

    Atlanta Representative


    - on staff with LPI since 2010


    Golf professional and entrepreneur


    Located in Atlanta, Georgia

  • Jeff Hopper

    Jeff Hopper

    Chief Organizational Officer


    - on staff with LPI since 2000


    Editor of all Links Players publications; manager of LPI main office; high school golf coach


    Located in Fresno/Clovis, California

  • Randy Wolff

    Randy Wolff

    South Central Region Director


    - on staff with LPI since 2005


    PGA Tour Professional 1968-72; twenty years in business; former executive director of Wind River Ranch in Colorado


    Located in Dallas, Texas - serving North Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Colorado

  • Bill Euler

    Bill Euler

    Southwest Texas Region Director


    - on staff with LPI since 2017


    PGA Professional for 36 years; head professional at Wildflower CC in Temple, Texas, 1990-2017; current golf coach at Central Texas Christian School


    Located in Temple, Texas - serving Austin, Waco, Temple, and San Antonio