BIG RAPIDS – The Michigan Golf Hall of Fame class elected in February of 2020 will have its induction day on Sunday, Oct. 3, at Ferris State University’s Katke Golf Club, home of the Ken Janke Sr. Golf Learning Center and the hall of fame.
In early 2020 the newest MGHOF class was announced. It includes David Graham, former executive director of the Golf Association of Michigan, Holt’s Julie Massa, a dominant senior golfer, Bay City’s Roy Schultheiss, a winner of both the Michigan Amateur and the GAM Championship, and Dick Stewart, a celebrated former head PGA golf professional at Kalamazoo Country Club.
Their induction was originally scheduled for June 6, 2020, but it was postponed due to pandemic concerns.
“We will induct what is now the 2021 class with a day of celebration,” Greg Johnson, chairman of the MGHOF said. “We opted on the side of safety for all concerned in the last year and we appreciate the patience of all those involved, including the inductees. We have a date and we will announce the times and details of the day soon.”
The MGHOF also announced today its Hall of Fame Raffle for 2021 which will offer 20 prizes of golf foursomes at elite courses across the state. A total of 550 tickets will be sold at $20 each to fund the administration of the hall of fame through the Michigan Golf Foundation. The 20 winning ticket will be drawn on induction day, Oct. 3. To learn more and purchase tickets follow the home page link at www.mghof.org.
The MGHOF is a heralded collection of portraits, plaques and memorabilia that currently commemorates 127 members, including Walter Hagen, Chuck Kocsis, Walter Burkemo, Shirley Spork and more current notables Dave and Mike Hill, Dan Pohl, Meg Mallon and Kelly Robbins. The collection is housed and displayed in the Ken Janke Sr. Golf Learning Center at Ferris State University’s Katke facility. The late Ken Janke Sr. is both a co-founder and a member of the MGHOF.
The MGHOF is administered by the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame Committee, which is funded through the non-profit Michigan Golf Foundation (501(c) (3) since 1996 and includes 17 people representing a cross-section of the state’s golf associations as well as golf media. The MGHOF committee conducts an annual election to recognize the achievements of competitive Michigan golfers, but also accomplishments of individuals who have contributed to the growth of the game.
For more information and to learn about the current members of the Hall of Fame, visit mghof.org, or contact MGHOF Administrator Loretta Larkin at firstname.lastname@example.org, 248-719-0650.