Gene Kaufman was the 2021 Indiana PGA Deacon Palmer Award Recipient, which recognizes a PGA Golf Professional who personally displays outstanding integrity, character and leadership, in the effort to overcome a major obstacle in his or her life.
In 1959, Kaufman and family turned their family farm into Etna Acres GC, where he spent over 50 years working as a PGA member. Gene's motto was to, “Treat people right and they will return”. And for more than 50 years, golfers journeyed to the middle of nowhere, Indiana to play golf and to see Kaufman. Indiana Golf sends their condolences to Gene's family.
View Gene's Obituary here.