Larry Mancour proved himself a golf professional for all seasons and then some.
As a golf professional he taught and coached high school and college players. In fact, Flint juniors compete locally for what is now called the Mancour Cup. He trained his employees so well that seven former “bag boys” became PGA head professionals, and his peers voted him Teacher of the Year in Northern Michigan.
As a player, Mancour competed on the PGA Tour and Senior (now Champions) Tour and six times qualified for and played in both the national PGA and Senior PGA Championships. He won several state titles, including the Michigan PGA Professional Championship, the Senior PGA and Senior Open plus the Northern Michigan Open.
As a contributor to the game, he kept the Buick Open nameplate alive with local Flint auto dealers for seven years until General Motors resumed sponsorship of the state’s best-known annual tournament.
As a golf course designer, Mancour designed and built eight courses including Dunmaglas, overlooking Lake Charlevoix, and Chestnut Valley in Harbor Springs.
Year inducted: 2012