Since its inception in 1984, the Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame has inducted outstanding Kentuckians who have made contributions to the game of golf. Members of the Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame are made up of men, women, amateurs, and professional, who have made an impact on Kentucky golf through playing achievements or contributing to growth, development, and promotion of the game and golfers.
It is that time of year that nominations are accepted for candidates to be considered for the Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame. Nominations can be made by anyone and we encourage you to consider making a nomination.
Nomination Guidelines include:
- Nominee must have been a Kentucky resident for a minimum of five years.
- Nominee should have contributed to the golf industry in one or more of the following areas: Playing achievements, Contributions/Promotion of the Game, Contribution to Junior Golf, Teaching of the game, Golf Course Architecture, Turf Grass Research, Golf Course Management/Maintenance, and National recognition.
Complete the 2017 Nomination Form to nominate your candidate.
Hall of Fame Inductees
|2016||Dr. Rex Chaney/Tom Cooksey/Mark Wilson|
|2015||Martha Leach/Jim Ferriell Jr.|
|2013||James Kirchdorfer Sr./Bruce Walters|
|2012||Dave Bunnell/Ralph Landrum/Charles Vittitoe|
|2011||Brown Cullen Jr./Ted Schulz|
|2010||George Cadle/Mary Lou Daniel Crocker/Eddie Tyree|
|2009||Buck Blankenship/Russ Cochran/Marvin Lear|
|2008||Bettie Lou Evans/Ray Ottman|
|2006||Buddy Demling/Tommy Smith|
|2005||Harcourt Kemp/Thomas Mussleman/Joan Rizer|
|2004||Danny McQueen/Jack Ridge|
|2002||Dr. Dwight Barkley/Jack Freeman|
|2001||H.L. Davis/Elmore Just|
|1999||Dwight Gahm/Harreld Kirkpatrick/Jodie Mudd/Myra VanHoose Blackwelder|
|1998||Frank Atkins/Don Fightmaster/Gordon Leishman|
|1997||George Helm/Irvin Ottman Sr./Fred Allen|
|1996||Dr. Paul B. Hall/Bill Musselman|
|1994||Joseph S. Dickson/Bill Meyer Jr./Dr. A.J. Powell Jr.|
|1992||Anne Combs/Larry Gilbert/Gene Hilen/Jim Osborne|
|1991||Marion Miley/Betty Rowland Probasco/Gene Sullivan/Louise Wilson|
|1990||Pete Doll/Joe Lally Sr/Colonel Lee S. Read|
|1989||Frank Beard/Gay Brewer/Bobby Nichols|
|1986||John C. Owens|
|1985||Bill Kaiser/Jack Ryan|
|1984||Bobby Craigs/Judge John Marshall|