Paul Ramsdell recently was named president of the Washington Golf Association.

Paul Ramsdell of Gig Harbor, Wash., a Lewiston Tribune sports editor in the early 1980s, has been elected president of the Washington Golf Association.

Ramsdell, 63, is executive director of the Northwest Turfgrass Association, a former editor of Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine, a past recipient of the Northwest Golf Media Association distinguished service award and former executive director of the Western Washington Golf Course Superintendents Association. He is a 1979 graduate of the University of Oregon and formerly worked in newspaper sports departments at Pendleton, Ore.; Eugene, Ore.; Tucson, Ariz.; Tacoma and the Seattle Times.

He also was a senior editor at ESPN.com for three years.

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