We are excited to announce this year’s honoree, Rich Friedman. A golf enthusiast himself and proud member of The Bridge GC. Rich and his wife Susan, and the whole Friedman family have given back in many many ways through their philanthropic efforts involving the Richard A. and Susan P. Friedman Foundation. Their fundraising efforts involve a wide range of community groups including youth, education, health and much more.
Rich’s occupation as chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, helps to lead the development of Goldman Sachs’ broader alternatives business. He is a member of the Management Committee, chair of the Asset Management Corporate and Infrastructure Investment committees and co-chair of the Asset Management Division Real Estate Investment and Firmwide Investment Policy committees. Previously, he was global head of the Merchant Banking Division for 21 years, until 2019. Rich joined Goldman Sachs in 1981 and was named partner in 1990.
Rich is a fellow and the secretary of the Corporation of Brown University and is co- chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Mount Sinai Health System. He is also founder of the Friedman Brain Institute at the Mount Sinai Health System.
DAVID YOUNG, PGA
David Young has been a PGA member for 35 years and a PGA Master Professional for the last eighteen of those. David Young has consistently managed a robust golf operation that promotes the ideals and traditions of the game at Sleepy Hollow Country Club. David has served the Section in some capacity almost continuously since 1986 when he began his service on the Assistants Board. He is currently completing his term on the Board of Directors, has been a member of numerous Met Section Committees (education committee, tournament committee, and as Chairman of the Rules and Grievance committee), has been a part of the PGA of America Rules Committee for 20 years which included numerous PGA Championships, The Masters and has coordinated and taught at PGA/USGA Rules Workshops. He has volunteered for PGA HOPE and First Tee initiatives and has consistently hosted Met PGA tournaments and educational seminars.
David has had a strong playing record over the years as well, from winning the Met PGA Assistants Championship, to qualifying and competing in the Senior PGA Championship. Not only has David seen success on the golf course and in the section, but his family also mimics his efforts. His wife Barbara has run a mini tour for women for 16 years, plays competitively and assists the Sleepy Hollow CC team, while their son Cameron, has found major success on the PGA Tour.
During his time at Sleepy Hollow, David has shown a true dedication to the game. There has been constant growth of tournament rounds, increase in participation of the Sleepy Hollow junior program, growth in PGA Junior League, Junior Interclub, PGA HOPE and has expanded playing opportunities for women with weekend tournaments and more tee times. David has received the Ely Callaway award in 2002, the Horton Smith Award in 2005, Senior Player of the Year in 2012 and Professional of the Year Award in 2019.