Ron Beurmann was part of a state championship team in high school, won a GAM Championship, just missed in PGA Tour qualifying and has won multiple amateur and professional Michigan championships, but they are not what he considers his biggest golf accomplishment. It’s his tenure at Country Club of Jackson, which when he was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2019 was 29 years.
His journey in golf includes helping lead the Okemos High School golf team to a state title in 1976, being a four-letter winner at Western Michigan University, winning the Golf Association of Michigan Championship in 1982, and that same summer qualifying for the PGA Tour’s Buick Open. That fall he went to PGA Tour Qualifying. In the top 20 before the final round with the top 26 moving on to final stage, he finished 27th.
The very next summer he started his golf professional career working for Dick Stewart at Kalamazoo Country Club, and made three more stops as an assistant before landing in Jackson.
Along the way he maintained his game with multiple chapter and state team wins and 15 appearances in the national PGA Professional Championship. He counted a 1998 Michigan PGA Match Play title and eight second-place finishes in major Michigan tournaments before at age 50 winning the 2010 Michigan PGA Professional Championship. That late-age title followed two back surgeries and set off a string of wins. In the next five years he won back-to-back Michigan Senior Opens, a Senior PGA and another State Pro-Am.
He has been an award-winner, too. He was the Michigan PGA Player of the Year in 2004, the Michigan PGA Golf Professional of the Year in 2014, and twice has been a Michigan PGA Merchandiser of the Year. He teaches the game too, working with many top junior golfers from the Jackson area, and he has mentored several Evans Scholarship winners.
Year inducted: 2019