Chip Essig is a pretty unassuming guy. If you know him, he is truly someone who likes to stay behind the scenes, and he really shies away from the limelight.
In that sense, he is perfect for the PGA Rules Committee. Every good rules official will tell you that it is always a primary goal to do their work and remain anonymous.
But Essig has been under the spotlight since he was named 2011 PGA Golf Professional of the Year. He joined Jack Barber of Meridian Hills Country Club as one of two Hoosiers to receive this prestigious recognition in a three-year period of time. Barber won the award in 2009.