National Board

The Board of Directors of Links Players International is normally comprised of 10-14 members who serve in an advisory and oversight capacity. They are an active national Board, physically meeting twice each year, and meeting telephonically in the interim. Our Board members offer expertise in matters of publication and communication, affinity evangelism, and financial management.

CHAIRMAN

Steve Robinson Atlanta, Georgia
Mr. Robinson retired in 2015 as Senior Vice-President of Marketing for Chick-fil-A restaurants. After many years as an active supporter of LPI, he joined the national board in 2009. He has also serves the Chick-Fil-A Foundation board and the board of Family Life Ministry. He is married and has two grown children.

 

PRESIDENT

Jeffrey Cranford La Quinta, California
A PGA teaching professional and director of Highways and Hedges ministry in the California desert, Mr. Cranford joined the LPI board in 2003. He has taught extensively at the local level, leading Bible studies at six area country clubs, as well as an evening gathering called The Living Room. Additionally, he was extensively involved in the initial work of The Road to Jerusalem with Coach Bill McCartney. He is married and has three children.

 

VICE-CHAIRMAN

Kevin McAndrews La Quinta, California
Mr. McAndrews originally came to us through his residence in Eugene, Oregon, meeting in the Eugene CC Bible study alongside chairman King Martin. Mr. McAndrews has since moved with his wife and family to Indiana, where he continues a career in medical administration as the Vice President of Revenue Cycle Operations for St. Vincent Health System.

 

SECRETARY/TREASURER

Harold Andrews Dana Point, California
Mr. Andrews brings to LPI expertise in business as a CPA and as Chief Financial Officer of CareMeridian, providing health management for the catastrophically ill or injured. Having served on the board of Highways and Hedges, he moved to the LPI board when the two ministries united in 2007. He is married with children.

 

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Marty Jacobus Indio, California
Mr. Jacobus is the CEO of Links Players International, where he has served since 2013. In this role, Mr. Jacobus oversees the Links Players regional staff, as well as board and financial development. In season, he is active with his wife Barbara in serving both men’s and women’s Links Fellowships in the Coachella Valley.

 

CHIEF ORGANIZATIONAL OFFICER

Jeff Hopper Fresno, California
Mr. Hopper is the COO of Links Players International, where he has served since 2000. In this role, Mr. Hopper also oversees the media aspects of the LPI ministry. He is married and has three grown sons and a daughter-in-law.

 

J. Kenneth Hopper Fresno, California
A commercial real estate appraiser specializing in golf courses, Mr. Hopper was a founder of College Golf Fellowship in 1981. He has served on the CGF and LPI boards since that time. He was chairman of the board of Links Players from the mid-1990s through 2006. He is married and has three grown children.

 

Tom Lott Las Vegas, Nevada
Mr. Lott has been instrumental in the leadership of Links Fellowships in the Las Vegas, as well as coordinating outreach events in the area. He is a business franchisee. He and his wife spend summers in Park City, Utah.

 

King Martin Eugene, Oregon
Long involved in financial services, Mr. Martin is a co-founder of Sapient Private Wealth Management. He is the father of former tour professional Casey Martin. Mr. Martin has served on the College Golf Fellowship (CGF) and Links Players International (LPI) boards since 1990. He was chairman of the board of Links Players from 2007 through 2015. He is married and has two grown children.

 

Neal Stanley San Francisco, California/Charleston, South Carolina
Mr. Stanley is an insurance executive in Fresno, California. He is married with grown children. He joined the Links Players board in 2014.

  • Qualifications and Contributions

    In order to maintain an active Board representative of golfers around the country, we are open to recommendations for new Board members from golfers who share our vision. If you know of someone who would serve with excellence in this capacity, please call our CEO, Marty Jacobus, at 760-861-1622. Qualifications and contributions

  • Staff

    Our national and regional staff are available to come alongside you in leading your Fellowship.