LOUISVILLE, KY – The Kentucky Golf Foundation is pleased to announce the 2018 Class of the Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame. Jim Brown, Rob McNamara, and Louis Miller will be inducted as the 2018 class of the Hall of Fame at the official induction ceremony, which will be held in November.
Jim Brown – Brown, a former President of the Kentucky Golf Association and current Emeritus Director, has won over seventy-five golf tournaments throughout Kentucky. These tournament achievements include winning three Kentucky State Amateur Championships, four US Amateur Qualifiers, nine Irvin Cobb Championships and nine Rolling Hills Championships. Jim is a lifelong resident of Paducah, Kentucky.
Rob McNamara, PGA – As a junior and an amateur, McNamara is the only player in Kentucky golf history who has won the Kentucky Open Championship (2 Times), the Kentucky Amateur Championship, the Kentucky Junior Amateur Championship, and the Kentucky State High School Championship. Rob was also a 3 time collegiate All American and 4 time SEC All Conference recipient, and was also the SEC Player of the Year for LSU. During his time as a professional, McNamara was a member on the Canadian and Australian PGA Tours where he won several prestigious tournaments and set a course record 61 in his victory at the Air New Zealand Open. McNamara lived in Frankfort, Kentucky for over 25 years, before relocating to Virginia where he has spent the last 25 years as a PGA Professional at Farmington Country Club.
Louis Miller – Miller was the Golf Course Superintendent at Louisville Country Club for 33 years where he rebuilt LCC over 12 years to USGA Specifications under the Architectural design of David Pfaff. Miller moved into Golf Development Construction where he completed over 150 projects in Kentucky and throughout the upper Midwest, including teaming up with Jack Nicklaus to rebuild Valhalla Golf Club for the 2008 Ryder Cup, 2004 Senior PGA Championship and 1996 & 2000 PGA Championship. Miller has reached the level of a “Certified Builder” as sanctioned by the Golf Course Builders Association of America in 1993, and was named as one of the top 100 superintendents of the 20th century. Miller currently resides in Fisherville, Kentucky. He was also involved with the First Tee of Louisville and was instrumental in working alongside 2013 Hall of Fame inductee James Kirchdorfer, Sr. in constructing the 3-hole youth course at Shawnee Golf Course as a growth of the game initiative.
The Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame was established in 1984 as a joint effort by the Kentucky Golf Association and the Kentucky PGA to honor individuals in Kentucky with significant achievements and accomplishments in various areas of golf. The Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame’s membership includes individuals with remarkable records as players, golf professionals, golf course superintendents, educators, and golf administrators.
For more information on the induction ceremony or to order your tickets, please contact Connie Saner at firstname.lastname@example.org. Congratulations to the 2018 Class of the Kentucky Golf Hall of Fame.