Jeanne Myers has championed golf for men and women in a career dedicated to the rules of the game.
She chaired the USGA Women’s Committee in 2003 and 2004 and worked as a rules official in more than 70 national championships, including USGA men’s and women’s tournaments and NCAA tournaments. She also officiated for the British Women’s Open and a dozen international matches.
Myers was the first woman Governor of the Golf Association of Michigan and the first women President of the GAM in 2005.
She is the author of the Equitable Stroke Control procedure, chaired the USGA Women’s Handicap Procedure Committee and the U. S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship Committee. She was on the original USGA Course Rating Subcommittee, is a member of the American Society of Golf Course Raters and has rated hundreds of courses in Michigan.
She also served as President of the Women’s District Golf Association of Detroit, and as a rules official for the Michigan Section of the PGA.
Myers captained the Women’s World Amateur Team in Capetown, South Africa, in 2006.
She retired in 2018 after going from longtime GAM volunteer to GAM employee overseeing course rating and handicap. Also, in 2018 the GAM awarded her its Distinguished Service Award.
Year inducted: 2006