Hall of Fame Members

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1964

Bill Diddel

a well-known golf architect who was a long-time member of Woodland Country Club in Carmel, a course he also designed. He is a five-time Indiana State Amateur Champion, winning the title in 1905, 1906, 1907, 1910 and 1912. He was also runner-up in 1918, 1928 and 1930.

1964

Robert L. Resener

a veteran of World War I and graduate of Manual High School. He was a 19-time club champion at Kokomo Country club and held the course record there for 35 years. In 1949, he served as president of the Indiana Golf Association. He was the Indiana State Amateur Champion in 1913, 1914 and 1920 and was runner-up in 1912, 1915 and 1925.



1964

Clifford E. Wagoner

a veteran of World War I and a graduate of Butler University. He served as Chairman of the United States Golf Association Sectional Affairs Committee and as secretary of the Indiana Golf Association from 1938 to 1959. He was one of three founding members of the Tri-State Golf Association in 1940. To this date, a sportsmanship award is given annually in his name by the Indiana Golf Association.

1964

Gilbert A. Young

served as president of the Indiana Golf Association in 1938. He also was the head of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Purdue University for 43 years after receiving degrees from South Dakota State College, Purdue University and Harvard.

1965

Robert T. Hamilton

won the 1944 national PGA Championship and was a two-time winner of the North-South Open Championship. He was a member of the United States Ryder Cup team on two occasions and was a three-time winner of the Indiana State Open.

1965

Edwin L. Lennox

is one of the golf pioneers in Indiana. He served as president of the Indianapolis District Golf Association from 1929-1937. In 1938, he first presented the Lennox Trophy for yearly ownership by the district champion.

1965

Jesse J. Mossler

was appointed treasurer of the Indiana Golf Association from its inception to his death in 1937. Mossler's passions were for the development of the game and he supported the growth of the Indiana Golf Association.

1966

Dale E. Morey

won the 1974 United States Senior Amateur Champion and 1953 United States Amateur runner-up, is a seven-time Indianapolis District Golf Association Champion, a four-time Indiana Open Champion, a four-time Indiana Amateur Champion and an Indiana Boys State Junior Champion. In addition, Morey was a member of the 1955 and 1965 United States Walker Cup Team, the America's Cup Team in 1954 and the United States World Team in 1954.



1966

William D. Fox

was sports editor for the Indianapolis News and was a graduate of Notre Dame University. He received the Grantland Ride Award which is presented annually to a writer who carried on the Rice tradition. He was a long-time supporter of junior golf in Indiana, as well as a supporter of amateur and professional golf in the state.

1967

Bernard Lehman

was a charter member of Broadmoor Country Club in Indianapolis and a long-time associate and promoter of amateur golf in Indiana. He was one of the men responsible for the re-establishment of the Indianapolis District Golf Association and three times served as its president. Lehman committed 40 years of his life to working for and promoting the Indiana Golf Association.

1967

Burr S. Swezey, Sr.

was a founding member of the "Soap Box Gang," which promoted the furtherance of golf and friends through the sport. He is a two-time Indiana State Amateur champion and a two-time runner-up. He was a golf enthusiast and promoter of golf early on in the Indiana Golf Association. He was also a member of the Olympic golf team.

1968

John K. David

is a past president of the Indiana Golf Association and a four-time Indiana State Amateur champion, a nine-time Meridian Hills Country Club champion and was a World Long Driving Champion. He also served as the director of the Western Golf Association and the 500 Festival in Indianapolis. H is a past recipient of the Clifford Wagoner Award and earned the nickname, "Mr. Golf" in Indiana. He served as secretary of the Indiana Golf Association for more than 30 years. The Indiana Golf Association's annual Player of the Year award is named in his honor.


1968

William A. Heinlein

was the 1930 Indiana Boys State Junior champion, the 1931 Indiana State Amateur champion, the 1934, 1935, 1944 and 1958 Indiana State Open champion and a five time winner of the Indiana PGA Championship. He qualified for the national PGA Championship 21 times. He was the long-time golf professional at Woodland Country Club in Carmel.

1968

Cecil Weathers

was a recipient of the Clifford Wagoner Award in 1961. He served as president of the Indiana Golf Association and was on the IGA Board of Directors from 1942 to 1977.

1969

Joe E. Campbell

is one of only two men to win the Indiana Boys State Junior, Indiana State Amateur and Indiana State Open Championships in the same year and he did it twice. He won the State Amateur in 1954, 1955 and 1956, the State Open in 1955 and 1956 and the Boys State Junior in 1955 and 1956. He was a member of the America's Cup Team in 1956 and he appeared in three Masters tournaments. He once won $50,000 for a hole-in-one in Palm Springs, California.

1969

J. Clark Espie, Jr

won the United States Senior Amateur Championship twice, in 1957 and 1959. He was also runner-up in 1956 and medalist and semi-finalist in 1958. He is a two-time British Amateur participant and a six-time Indiana Senior Amateur champion.

1970

Noel Epperson

served as president of the Indiana PGA twice and was named its Golf Professional of the Year in 1964. He was the long-time golf professional at Broadmoor Country Club in Indianapolis.




1970

John Milton Simpson

won the Indiana State Amateur Championship three times in 1915, 1921 and 1926 and was runner-up five times. He was the first amateur to win the Indiana State Open Championship, when he captured that title in 1920. He attended the University of Illinois where he was captain of the golf team.

1970

Wayne A. Timberman

was the first recipient of the Indiana PGA Golf Professional of the Year award in 1955. He won the 1940 Indiana State Open Championship and was a three-time winner of the Indiana PGA Championship.

1971

Donald Padgett

was president of the Indiana PGA from 1959 to 1961, in 1966 and from 1969 to 1970. In addition, he served on the Indiana PGA Pro-Am and Tournament Committees. He was a delegate to the PGA of America annual meeting eleven times and he served as president of the PGA of America from 1977 to 1978. He was named the PGA of America Golf Professional of the Year in 1961.



1971

John D. Harrington

started playing golf at the age of 12 and was competing by the age of 16. He served as treasurer of the Indiana Golf Association in 1959 and president from 1967 to 1968. He received the Clifford Wagoner Award in 1967 and earned the title of "Best Dressed Golfer" in 1929.

1972

Philip S. Talbot

was runner-up at the Indiana State Amateur Championship in 1931, 1932 and 1937. He was the Indiana Elks Champion in 1951. He was the captain of the Indiana University golf team and is an 11-time Bloomington City champion.

1972

Fred Wampler, Jr.

won the Indiana State Amateur Championship in 1947 and 1949 and was runner-up in 1946 and 1948. He won the Indianapolis District Championship in 1950 and was a section PGA champion in Colorado and Missouri. He also won the Long Island Open in 1952 and the Los Angeles Open in 1954.

1973

Samuel Harrison Carmichael

became the second person in Indiana golf history to win the Indiana Boys State Junior, Indiana State Amateur and Indiana State Open Championships in the same year, when he won the trio of championships in 1960. He competed in his first Boys State Junior at the age of 10. In all, he won two State Amateur titles, two State Open titles and one Boys State Junior title. In 1961, he was defeated by Jack Nicklaus at the United States Amateur in the quarter-finals. By advancing to the quarterfinals, he earned a berth in the Masters. He now is the Women's Golf coach at Indiana University and was named the Indiana PGA Golf Professional of the Year in 1999.

1973

Edgar M. Tutwiler

competed on the United States Walker Cup team in 1965 and 1967 and on the World Cup team in 1964. He won the West Virginia Open three times, the West Virginia Amateur 11 times and the Indiana State Amateur in 1966 and 1967 after moving to Indianapolis in 1964 with his new Cadillac franchise.

1974

Vern Dimond

was a long-time supporter of junior golf in Indiana. He won the Indianapolis Double Tony award in 1972 for outstanding contributions to amateur golf. In 1951, he secured Purdue University's South Course as the site of the State Junior and the championship stayed there for 11 years. Dimond wrote a weekly golf column for the Lafayette Journal and Courier.

1974

Earl W. Ensinger

dedicated much of his time and energy to young golfers. He was a one-man staff for the State Junior for 11 years through 1959. He brought the Indianapolis City Junior into being in 1950 and inaugurated the Indiana Young Men's Championship.

1974

Jim Guinnup

was an Indiana PGA champion in 1955, 1958, 1959 and 1966. He was also named Indiana PGA Golf Professional of the Year in 1965. In 1972, he was finished second in the Indiana PGA Championship, three weeks before open heart surgery. He served the Indiana PGA as its president and vice president.

1975

Elizabeth Dunn

was the first woman inducted into the Indiana Golf Hall of Fame. She won the Indiana Women's State Amateur Championship eight times between 1926 and 1938, with an unorthodox baseball grip.

1975

Herman Uebele, Sr.

was featured in Robert Ripley's "Believe It or Not" column after firing a round of 13-under-par 60. He won Indiana Senior titles in 1954 and 1958 and was named Indiana PGA Golf Professional of the Year in 1957.

1976

Alice O'Neal Dye

reigned as the "Queen of Indiana Golf" for 25 years. She was the captain of her golf team at Rollins College in 1948 and played on the 1970 United State Curtis Cup squad. She won the 1978 and 1979 United States Senior Women's Amateur Championship, she won 11 Indianapolis Women's City titles and nine Indiana Women's State Amateur Championships. She won her first City crown at the age of 18 and her first state tournament at the age of 19.



1976

Paul "Pete" Dye

has built many of the nation#&39;s most honored golf courses, including Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel. He competed in five United States Amateur Championships and qualified for the 1957 U.S. Open. He won the Indiana State Amateur Championship in 1958 and won the Indianapolis District Championship in 1954. He and his wife, Alice, have won the amateur division of the Haig and Haig Two Ball twice and he is a three-time semi-finalist in the Western Amateur. Some of the more renowned golf courses designed by Dye include The TPC at Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra, Fla., The Ocean Course, Kiawah Island, S.C. and Harbour Town Golf Links, Hilton Head, S.C.

1976

Ralph Stonehouse

won the 1937 Indiana Open Championship, adding that title to his six State Open runner-up finishes. In 1934, he became the first Hoosier native to win a national tournament when he won the Miami Open over such golf greats as Gene Sarazen and Tommy Armour. Stonehouse was invited to the inaugural Masters in 1934 and hit the first tee shot.



1977

John W. McGuire

worked throughout the 1920s and 1930s to promote golf in Indiana and later worked with juniors to convince state organizations to reactivate. In 1928, he organized efforts which sent the first golf team to represent Indianapolis in the USGA Public Links tournament. He was the Indianapolis City champion in 1933, the Indiana State Amateur champion in 1934, the Indiana State Senior Champion in 1957 and he won an Indiana State Four Ball Championship.

1977

Jimmy Scott

was the Kentucky Amateur champion in 1937, the Indiana Amateur champion and the Fall City Amateur champion in 1938 and the runner-up in the Indiana Amateur Championship in 1947. He won the Indiana State Open Championship in 1949 and 1954, the Indiana PGA Championship in 1956 and the Indiana PGA Senior Championship in 1969. He qualified for the 1976 national Club Professional Championship.



1978

Dorothy Ellis Balch

won five Indiana Women's State Amateur championships and was runner-up on three occasions. She won 10 club championships at Meridian Hills Country Club in Indianapolis and seven Indianapolis Women's City championships. She served as president, treasurer and secretary of the Indiana Women's Golf Association.

1978

Don Essig III

won the 1957 United States Public Links championship, becoming the second youngest winner of the event at the age of 18 years and eight months old. He owned The Hoosier Links in Shelby County for many years and has won 18 amateur and professional tournaments. He won five Indianapolis Junior titles, the first in 1954. He also won the Western Junior Championship.


1979

Charlie Harter

qualified for five United States Open Championships and three United States Public Links Championships. He won the Indiana PGA Championship and recorded runner-up finishes in the Indianapolis District Championship, the Indiana Amateur Championship, the Midwest Amateur, the Indiana Open and the Indiana PGA Championship.

1979

Sandra Spuzich

won the 1966 United States Women's Open Championship. She was the runner-up in the Indiana Women's State Amateur Championship in 1958, 1960 and 1962 before turning professional in 1962.

1980

Eugene S. Pulliam

captained the Depauw University golf team in 1934 and 1935. He was a club champion at Ulen Country Club in Lebanon and the Country Club of Indianapolis on numerous occasions and was a runner-up in the Indianapolis District Championship. He played on several winning Tri-State Championship teams. He is a past president of Crooked Stick Golf Club and CCI and served as an Indiana Golf Association director and as vice president of the United States Golf Association.


1980

George Thomas

turned professional in 1951 and served as head professional at Long Beach Country Club and Elcona Country Club. He served as a director, secretary, vice president and president of the Indiana PGA. He won the Indiana PGA Senior Championship in 1976 and 1977 and was named Indiana PGA Player of the Year in 1970, 1973 and 1977.

1980

John C. Watson

moved to Indiana from Scotland in 1920 and later coached the Notre Dame golf team. He hosted free clinics at the YMCA in South Bend for golfers in the area. He won the Indiana State Open in 1930 and was runner-up in the Indiana PGA championship in 1940. He was vice president of the PGA of America for four years and was named Indiana PGA Golf Professional of the Year in 196.

1981

Dr. William H. Daniel

supported the golf industry since 1950 serving as executive director of the Midwest Regional Turf Foundation. His work resulted in the development of research programs in many states. Since 1952 more than 250 turf management students have studied and developed their careers under Dr. Daniel's guidance.

1981

Mal McMullen

long-time professional at Kokomo Country Club. He served every official position on the board of the Indiana PGA, including being chairman of nearly every major committee including education and club relations. He was named Indiana PGA Golf Professional of the Year in 1966 and he received the national Bill Strausbaugh Award for his efforts in club relations. He won the Indiana PGA Horton Smith Award in 1975 and 1976. He gave more than 10,000 lessons in his life.

1982

Ed Knych

began his career in golf at the age of 10. He turned professional in 1955 and received a PGA apprenticeship in Rome, New York. He won the Indiana State Open Championship four times in 1963, 1968, 1971 and 1976 and the Indiana PGA Championship four times in 1963, 1964, 1965 and 1967. He also won two Indiana PGA Stroke Play Championships and he participated in two U.S. Open Championships and five national PGA Championships.



1982

Jerry Schreiber

won nine Evansville City Championships and finished as runner-up eight times. He won five Tri-State Open titles and four Fendrich Open titles. He qualified for numerous United States Golf Association championships and in 1964 advanced to the final 16 of the United States Amateur Championship. He was the qualifying medalist in 1965 and 1967 at the Indiana State Amateur Championship.



1983

Paul Gross

served as head professional at Sarah Shank Golf Course in Indianapolis, Noblesville's Forest Park Golf Course and the Lafayette Municipal Golf Course before retiring in 1979. He won the first two Indiana PGA Stroke Play Championships in 1968 and 1969 and won two Indiana Senior PGA championships, the Valley View Open and the first Indiana PGA Player of the Year award in 1969.

1984

Richard McCreary

completed what, at the time was considered Indiana's "Grand Slam of Golf," in 1937 when he won the Indianapolis District Championship, the Indiana Amateur Championship and the Indiana Boys State Junior Championship. He was considered Indiana's finest shotmaker in the late 1930s and early 1940s. He added Indianapolis District Championships in 1942 and 1946.

1985

Frank Urban "Fuzzy" Zoeller

became just the third player to win the Masters in their first appearance, when he captured the title in 1979. He went on to win the 1984 United States Open Championship. He was a member of the 1979, 1983 and 1985 United States Ryder Cup teams. He won the 1973 Indiana State Amateur Championship.

1986

Mickey Powell

started his "career" in golf as a caddie at the Country Club of Indianapolis in the 1950s and 30 years later became president of the PGA of America. In 1964, he was named head professional at Otter Creek Golf Course in Columbus and later helped build Golf Club of Indiana in Zionsville with long-time friend and fellow PGA Professional Drex Newsom. He was runner-up at the Indiana State Open Championship and twice runner-up at the Indiana PGA Championship. He has gone on to win two Indiana PGA Senior Championships, an Indiana PGA Senior Open title and two Indiana PGA Senior Player of the Year awards. He was a founding member of the IGA-PGA.

1987

Jim Flick

has taught at hundreds of golf schools and given lessons to thousands of students in 18 countries. He won the Joe Graffis Award in 1982 and the National Golf Foundation Award for contributions to the sport of golf in 1974.

1988

Dr. Jack Leer

served as president of the Indiana Golf Association from 1976 to 1977 and won the 1963 Indiana State Amateur Championship and was runner-up in 1964. He is a graduate of Indiana University where he captained the golf team from 1951 to 1953. He received the L.G. Balfour Award for bringing honor and distinction to IU athletics. He founded Wold Run Golf Club in Zionsville in 1988.



1989

Donald Padgett II

was a prominent junior player on the local and national level. At Indiana University, he won the Big Ten individual title, was an All-American and captured the Indiana State Amateur Championship. He played on the PGA Tour before working as a PGA Professional at Woodland Country Club in Carmel and later at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. He won the Indiana PGA Player of the Year Award in 1975 and 1979.



1990

Kent Frandsen

is a three-time winner of the Indiana Amateur Championship. His first title came in 1974 at Otter Creek Golf Course in Columbus when he set the State Amateur scoring record with a 16-under-par, 272, total for a 16-shot victory, both records that still stand today. He is a past president of the Indiana Golf Association. He added an IGA Mid-Amateur title to his State Amateur titles in 1983.



1990

Nancy Fitzgerald

won the 1997 United States Senior Women's Amateur Championship. She has won seven Indiana Women's Golf Association Championships and three IWGA State Amateur Championships. She also has won 11 Indianapolis Women's City Championships.




1991

Cookie English

has won 14 Country Club of Indianapolis championships, the Indianapolis Women's City Championship three times and the Indiana Women's State Amateur Championship in 1973. She completed the career "Grand Slam" in 2000, when she captured the IWGA Mid-Amateur Championship. She has been a USGA official for the United States Girls Junior Championship. She has held clinics for women's and girl's groups and is a long-time supporter of junior golf in Indiana. In 1999, she received the Indiana Golf Association's Clifford Wagoner Award.


1991

Bill Schumaker

won the 1984 PGA of America Club Professional Championship and was named the PGA of America Club Professional Player of the Year. He is a five-time winner of the Indiana PGA Player of the Year Award. He has won the Indiana State Open Championship three times, was runner-up at the 1968 Indiana State Amateur Championship, has won three Indiana PGA Section Championships and won three Indiana PGA Match Play Championships. While attending Miami (OH) University, he was named to the All-American team on two occasions and earned All-Mid-American Conference honors three times. He is the head golf professional at Crooked Lake Golf Course in Columbia City.

1992

F. Boyd Hovde

served as president of the Indiana Golf Association in 1976 and 1977, during which time he won the Indiana Amateur Championship in 1976. He received the 1979 IGA Clifford Wagoner Award. He has qualified for a United States Senior Open and two United States Senior Amateur Championships. He has been a member of the IGA Challenge Cup team six times.



1993

Phil Harris

a native of Linton, was a noted actor and entertainer and entered the Indiana Golf Hall of Fame for his life-long enthusiasm for the game. He was instrumental in the development of the first professional golf tournament in Palm Springs, California. That tournament would later evolve into the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. He teamed up with Dutch Harrison in 1952 to win the Bing Crosby National Pro-Am. He was also critical in the formation of the Liberty Mutual's Legends of Golf, as well as the Colgate Winner's Circle.


1993

William "Billy" Kratzert III

was member of the PGA Tour for 17 years and accumulated more than $1 million in career earnings. He is the youngest winner in the history of the Indiana Amateur Championship at 16 and the Indiana State Open, at 18. On the Tour, he won the 1984 Pensacola Open, the 1980 Greater Milwaukee Open, the 1977 Greater Hartford Open and the 1976 Walt Disney World National Team title. He is now a golf commentator for ESPN.



1993

Ralph "Bud" Williamson

began his professional golf career at Decatur Country Club in 1930. From 1933 to 1941, he was the head professional at Orchard Ridge Country Club in Fort Wayne. He captured two Indiana State Open Championships in 1937 and 1941 and is a three-time winner of the Indiana PGA Championship.



1994

Julie Hull Armington

began playing the game of golf at the age of nine. She began winning tournaments at the age of 13 by capturing the Madison County junior title. She has won 14 Anderson Country Club championships and has won the Madison County Women's championship four times. She also is a three-time champion of the Women's Monticello Open and made a double-eagle on the 485-yard par-5 first hole at Anderson Country Club.

1994

Jim Gallagher, Jr.

qualified for the PGA Tour in 1983 in his first try. His first win on the Tour came in 1990 when he won the Greater Milwaukee Open. In 1993, he won the Anheuser-Busch Classic and the Tour Championship, earning him a spot on the United States Ryder Cup team, where he defeated Seve Ballesteros 3 and 2 to seal the U.S. victory. He won the 1982 and 1983 Indiana State Amateur Championships and the 1983 Indiana State Open. He is one of just five players to have won both the State Amateur and State Open in the same year.

1995

Jim Ferriell, Jr.

long-time golf professional at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel. He started his golf career in Louisville, Kent., when he won the Kentucky High School team championship. he went on to captain the University of Louisville golf team, reaching the NCAA quarter finals in 1962. Since turning professional in 1978, Ferriell has won nearly 30 championships. He has also qualified for nearly 30 major championships, including the U.S. Amateur, U.S. Open, PGA Championship, national Club Professional Championship and the national Senior Club Professional Championship.


1995

Jerry D. Nelson

is a past president of the Indiana Golf Association. He has captured more than 20 club championships from clubs around the state including Crooked Stick Golf Club, Stonehenge Golf Club, Tippecanoe Country Club and Rozella Ford Golf Course. He was the runner-up at the 1993 United States Senior Amateur Championship and he has won several IGA and Indiana PGA titles including the Indiana PGA Senior Open four times, the IGA Senior Amateur in 2000, the IGA Four Ball with Spider Miller five times, three Indiana PGA Senior Pro-Am Championships with Dave Schumaker, the 1985 IGA Mid-Amateur and he is a two-time IGA Player of the Year.

1996

Jim Gallagher, Sr.

has been an advocate and supporter of junior golf in Indiana since his career moved to Indiana in the 1960s. He has been named Indiana PGA Golf Professional of the Year twice, in 1973 and 1978. In 1989, he received the Indiana PGA Junior Golf Leader Award. In 1990, his family was named "Golf Family of the Year" and was honored on the floor of the Indiana House of Representatives. He founded the Junior Golfers of Grant County. Jim, Sr. and his son Jim, Jr. are the only father-son pair in the Indiana Golf Hall of Fame.

1997

Jerry Jackson

won his first state title at the 1961 Indiana Boys State Junior Championship. He has won three IGA Tournament of Champions titles and three IGA Four Ball Championships. He is a four-time Tri-State champion and two-time Indiana Senior Amateur champion. He holds the course record at Kokomo Country Club has won 17 club championships there. He is a past president of the Indiana Golf Association.

1997

Earl Yestingsmeier

coached the Ball State University Cardinal golf team for 38 years. In his career, he coached Ball State to more than 100 tournament wins, finished as conference champion six times and coached the Cardinals in 11 NCAA championships. The Mid-American Conference named him Coach of the Year three times and the Indiana Collegiate Conference has honored him as Coach of the Year once. He also was inducted into the Ball State University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1981 and the Golf Coaches Hall of Fame in 1996.

1998

Alice Mayerstein

has served the USGA as a committee member and the Women's Trans National Golf Association as president. She received the IGA Clifford Wagoner Award in 1986 and from 1975 to 1985 was the director of operations for the Indiana Junior Golf Association.



1998

R.E. "Buffy" Mayerstein

has served in many official roles for Indiana golf. He has been president of the Indiana Golf Association, an IGA director, an Indiana Golf Foundation director and the and the executive director for the Indiana Junior Golf Association. He also received the Clifford Wagoner Award in 1986.



1998

Richard L. Perk

was one of the original founders of the Indiana Golf Hall of Fame. From 1945 to 1946 he was captain of the Indiana University golf team and qualified for the Indiana Amateur 30 times. He also has 17 Broadmoor Country Club titles to his name. In 1973, he won the Clifford Wagoner Award. He is a past president of the Indiana Golf Association.


1999

Tom Meeks

served as the first executive director of the IGA-PGA from 1972 to 1975 and has been the Director of Rules and Competitions at the USGA since 1977. He has been involved in an administrative capacity in the U.S. Open since 1975, the U.S. Amateur since 1975 and the Senior Open since 1989.



1999

George Roddy, Sr.

coached Arkansas State College from 1931 to 1933 and North Carolina A & T University from 1935 to 1948. He was the National Minority Amateur Champion in 1930 and 1937. He was the Indiana City champion in 1963 and 1967. He served as chairman for the United States Public Links Championship in 1968. He was the first African-American to be inducted into the Indiana Golf Hall of Fame.



2000

John "Spider" Miller

is a two-time United States Mid-Amateur champion, winning the title in 1996 and 1998, becoming the oldest champion of the event. As a result of his two Mid-Amateur titles, he played in the Masters in 1997 and 1999. He has several other national victories including the Society of Seniors National Sr./Jr. and two victories at the Tri-State Sr./Jr., both with Jerry Nelson and the prestigious Crump Cup at Pine Valley Golf Club in New Jersey. He also has top-25 finishes at Porter Cup, Western Amateur, Coleman Cup and his is a two-time champion of the Gasparilla Invitational. On the state level, he is a two-time IGA Player of the Year, a two-time IGA Mid-Amateur champion, a five-time Four Ball champion with Nelson and he has been low amateur at the Indiana State Open on three occasions.

2001

Randy Nichols

has been the dominant player in Indiana Golf Association events over the past 20 years. He has won more IGA titles than any other player, including the 1996 Indiana Amateur Championship, 5 IGA Mid-Amateur Championships and 3 IGA Four Ball titles. He has also won the John K. David IGA Player of the Year award eight times, no other player has won it more than twice. He has qualified for more than 20 USGA Championships.


2001

Claudia Mayhew Evans

was the dominant junior girl's golfer in the state of Indiana during the 1960s as she won an unprecedented three consecutive Indiana Girls State Junior Championships. She then burst onto the national scene with a victory at the 1966 United States Girls Junior Championship. She added an Indianapolis Women's City Championship and an Indiana State Women's Amateur Championship to her resume, as well.


2002

Scott Steger

Professional who played on the PGA Tour from 1979-80 and again in 1982. Was a 4-Time Indiana PGA Team Champion and a 4-Time Indiana Open runner-up. Was runner-up in the 1986 National PGA Assistantís Championship. Won the Indiana Amateur Championship in 1975 and the Indiana Open Championship in 1980.


2002

Richard Stackhouse

 

Served as president of the Indiana Golf Association in 1963-1964, during which time the Indiana Golf Hall of Fame was created. Was actively involved with the administration of the Western Golf Association and Evans Scholar Foundation. Served as a WGA director from 1964-1972 and Vice President from 1967-1972. The Evans Scholar houses at both Indiana University and Purdue University were founded under his direction. Served on the USGA Section Affairs Committee, beginning in 1964 and on the USGA's Rules Committee for 19 years. Was a director of the Southern Golf Association for 30 years and was a co-founder of the Society of Seniors.

 

2003

Denny Hepler

Recipient of the PGA of America Outstanding Contribution Award. Was a two-time Indiana Open Champion, a two-time Indiana PGA Match Play Champion, a two-time Indiana PGA Champion, and a three-time Indiana Assistantís Champion. Participated in four US Opens, 4 PGA Championships, 1 British Open, and 9 National Club Pro Championships. Was also the 1982 Malaysia Open Champion.

 


2003

Marcia Luigs

Joined the USGA Womenís Committee in 1990 and became Vice Chairwoman in 2005. Was also the 1994-1998 Chairwoman of the USGA Girlís Junior Championship Committee and Past President, Chairwoman, and Board Member of the Womenís Golf Association of Metropolitan Indianapolis. Was a Rules Official for the US Open, US Womenís Open, US Womenís Amatuer, Curtis Cup, Womenís World Amateur Championship, and an NCAA Womenís Championship. In 2008 was the Captain of the USGA Womenís World Amateur Team.

 


2003

Joe Luigs

 

Former President of Crooked Stick Golf Club. Was the President of the Western Golf Association, a Trustee for the Evanís Scholarship Foundation, part of the USGA Green Section Committee from 1982-present, and part of the USGA Sectional Affairs Committee from 1990-present. Was also a Rules Official for the US Open, the US Womenís Open, the US Senior Open, the US Amateur, and an NCAA Menís Championship. Was a past member of the Golf Digest rating panel as well as the Golf Magazine rating panel. Was a Chairman of the USGA Womenís Amateur and the 2010 recipient of the Joseph C. Dey Award.

 

2004

Todd M. Smith

Was a nine-time PGA Player of the Year, a two-time Indiana Open Champion, a five-time Indiana PGA Champion, an Indiana High School Finals Medalist, the 1999 Northern-Club Professional Champion, and a three-time Indianapolis Open Champion. Participated in five PGA Championships, was a member of the 1994 United States PGA Cup Team, and was a two-time All-Southeastern Conference selection at Auburn University. Was also the Past President of the Indiana Section PGA.


 


2005

Julie Carmichael

A two-time Indiana Womenís Open Champion, a two-time Womenís Mid-Amateur Champion, a three-time Indianapolis Womenís City Champion, an Indiana Amateur Champion, and the 2003 Indiana Womenís Player of the Year. Was a member of the IHSAA Golf Hall of Fame, the 1986 Stanford Womenís Golf Team Captain, and was the first female member of the IGA Board of Directors.

 


2006

Gary G. Gant

An Indiana State Junior Champion, and Indiana State High School Champion, and an Indiana State Open Champion. Was the 1982 Indiana PGA Player of the Year, the 1989 Indiana PGA Professional of the Year, the 1998 Teacher of the Year, and the 1999 Indiana PGA Junior Leader of the Year. Was inducted into the Indiana State High School Golf Hall of Fame in 1991, participated in the US Senior Open three times, participated in the Challenge Cup 20 times, was a 12-time qualifier for the PGA National Club Pro Championship, and a five-time qualifier for the PGA National Senior Club Pro Championship.

 


2007

Dr. Trey Holland

Was the USGA President from 2000-2001, the USGA Executive Vice President, a USGA Championship and Rules of Golf Committee Chairman, a member of the USGA Executive Committee. Was also the WGA Director, and a World Amateur Team Championship Captain. Officiated 11 Masters Championships, 14 US Opens, 5 British Opens, and 5 PGA Championships.

 


2008

Cary Hungate

Was a three-time Indiana PGA Player of the Year, a four-time Indiana PGA Champion, a two-time Indiana PGA Indianapolis Open Champion, a four-time Indiana Southern Open Champion, a three-time Indiana PGA Northern Open Champion, a four-time Indiana PGA Team Champion, a two-time Indiana Pro Am Champion, a five-time Monticello Open Champion, and an Indiana PGA Fall Classic Champion. Participated in 17 PGA Club Professional Championships, qualified for the National PGA Championship in 2004, and participated in four US Opens.

 


2008

Doug Fischesser

Was a three-time winner of the IGA Tournament of Champions, an IGA Mid-Amateur Champion, an IGA State 4 Ball Champion, an Indiana PGA Southern Open Champion, and a runner-up in the USGA Amateur Championship. Was also a two-time Masters participant, a member of the 1979 US Walker Cup Team, a five-time USGA Mid-Am Qualifier, a six-time USGA Amateur Qualifier, and advanced to the "Sweet SixteenĒ four times in the Western Amateur Championship.


2009

Mike Bell

 

Was a USGA Senior Amateur Champion, an IGA Senior Amateur Champion, and IGA Senior Match Play Champion, an IGA-Mid Amateur Champion, an Indiana PGA Senior Open Champion, and a two-time Country Club of Indianapolis Club Champion. Was named the IGA Senior Player of the Year in 2005 and 2006, was the 2006 Golfweek National Seninor Player of the Year, and was the IGA President from 2002-2003.

 


2010

Dick Walker

Was the 1987 recipient of the National PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award, two-time Indiana Section PGA Golf Professional of the Year, the 1983 recipient of the PGA Horton Smith Award, and a four-time Indiana PGA Merchandiser of the Year. Was also the President of the Indiana Section PGA from 1979-1980, on the National PGA Board of Directors from 1988-1991, a Tournament Official for three PGA Championships and two Ryder Cups.


Wally Armstrong

Was an Indianapolis Junior Champion, an Indiana JC Junior Champion, an IHSAA State Champion, a two-time Indiana Young Menís Golf Champion, an Indiana Assistants Champion, an Indiana Open Champion, and a Western Open runner-up. Was also inducted into the Indiana High School Golf Hall of Fame, was an All American Honorable Mention at the University of Florida, is a lifetime member of the PGA Tour and the PGA of America, has participated in over 300 PGA Tour Events with thirty top ten finishes. He also tied for fifth at the 1978 Masters, has participated in nine US Opens, six PGA Championships, two Masters Championships, and one British Open. He also was a noteworthy author and has produced 22 instructional videos.

2011

Jack Barber

Was the 2009 PGA National Golf Professional of the Year, the 1996 Indiana Section PGA Professional of the Year, the 1985 Kentucky Section PGA Professional of the Year, the 1993 Indiana Section PGA Teacher of the Year, and a three-time Indiana Section PGA Merchandiser of the Year. Was also the President of the Indiana Section PGA from 2008-2009, President of the Kentucky Section PGA from 1984-1985, the recipient of the 2003 Indiana Section Bill Strausbaugh Award, the recipient of the 1991 Kentucky Section PGA Horton Smith Award, and an Indiana Section PGA Senior Professional Champion in 2002.≠≠



2012

Chip Essig

 

Was the 2011 PGA National Golf Professional of the Year, the 2011 Indiana Section PGA Golf Professional of the Year, and the recipient of the 2002 Indiana Section PGA Horton Smith Award. Was also the President of the Indiana Section PGA from 2006-2008, a member of the PGA of America Rules Committee, and the 2003 Special Olympics World Games Team USA Head Coach.



2013

Ted Bishop

 

Is the current President of the PGA of America, was the 1991 recipient of the Horton Smith Award, was a two-time Section Bill Strausbaugh Award recipient ('96-'97), served as President of the Indiana PGA Section ('97-'98), has twice been awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash by the Governor of Indiana for service to the communities in which he resided, is the General Manager at The Legends Golf Club in Franklin, Ind., has served on the PGA Board of Directors since 2006, served on the PGA Board of Control from 2002-05 and again as Secretary, and was Secretary of the PGA of America before becoming President.



2013

Chris Smith

 

Was medalist at the 1985 IHSAA State Finals, was a two-time Indiana State Junior Champion, won the Western Junior Championship in '88, attended Ohio State University and was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year ('88), was named the Big Ten Player of the Year in '90, was the recipient of the Big Ten's Les Bolstad Award for the lowest stroke average ('90), was an honorable mention NCAA All-American Selction ('90), was the individual winner of the Big Ten Championship ('90), won the Indiana Amateur Championship ('90) and was named the Indiana Golf Association John K. David Player of the Year, was named First Team All-American in '91 and turned professional that same year, has won five Nike Tour Events, has had 17 top 10 finishes on the PGA Tour, was the 2002 winner of the Buick Classic, and has over $5.6 million in career earnings.

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