We are saddened to learn about the passing of one of our Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame Members. Dwight Gahm, the founder of Valhalla Golf Club, has passed at the age of 96.
Gahm began to play golf as a boy at Audubon Country Club in the 1930’s, and half a century later, in 1983, announced plans to build a championship golf course in Kentucky. The course would become Valhalla Golf Club, which opened in the summer of 1986. His dream became reality when Valhalla hosted the PGA Championship in 1996. The event returned in 2000 and 2014; in addition to two Senior PGA Championships (2004, 2011) and hosted the 37th Ryder Cup Matches in 2008. He is a graduate of Male High School in Louisville and Indiana University, where he played football.
Per Mr. Gahm’s wishes, there a funeral and visitation will not be held. He requested cremation with his ashes to be on display at Kitchen Kompact – a company owned by the Gahm Family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends during this difficult time.