About the Hall of Fame

The Mission of the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame 

The Georgia Golf Hall of Fame is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Georgia's golf traditions, heritage, achievements and excellence.

In its administration of the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame, the GSGA supports the following goals:

  • Honor the game of golf
  • Identify and select candidates for induction into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame
  • Honor by enshrinement, individual contributions or achievements in the sport of golf or the golf industry
  • Pay tribute to those inducted into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame
  • Preserve and illustrate golf history in the State of Georgia
  • Promote golf and golf heritage in the State of Georgia
  • Promote the golf clubs, organizations and associations in the State of Georgia
  • Enhance public knowledge and appreciation of the game of golf and serve as an education resource regarding the game of golf,
    golf heritage and contributors to the sport of golf

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History of the Hall

The Georgia Golf Hall of Fame was created by an act of the Georgia General Assembly in 1982. Headquartered in Augusta, the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame began inducting members in 1989 and held an induction ceremony in Augusta annually through 2009. During the 2010 legislative session, the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame Authority and Commission was abolished. The Georgia State Golf Association then entered into an aggrement with the Georgia Department of Economic Development to manage the ongoing activities associated with the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame. Working in accordance with the wishes of the former Georgia Golf Hall of Fame Board of Directors, the GSGA is now authorized to host the annual induction banquet and store and display Hall of Fame members' memorabilia. The induction ceremony was revived in 2011 at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek and is now held annually in January.

Hall of Fame Committee

This committee meets periodically to oversee the GSGA's management of the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame. The purpose of this committee is to develop the criteria and make selections for each inductee class of the Hall of Fame; assist the GSGA staff with the planning, sponsorship sales and table sales of the annual induction banquet; and provide advice to the GSGA staff with respect to displays, promotions and other activities in the development of a communication plan for the Hall of Fame and its members.

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Nomination Process

The GSGA wishes to obtain nominations from the general public for candidates to be considered for induction into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame.

To be eligible for induction into the Hall of Fame, a candidate should:

Be a current or former resident of Georgia for a reasonable period of time;
Have participated in golf as a competitor or contributor to the game; and
Have brought honor to Georgia and himself or herself with golf accomplishments in Georgia and/or elsewhere

Information About Candidates - The process by which an individual’s name progresses from initial nomination to induction begins with completing the nomination form (see box above). The information gleaned from this form can determine the stature or priority given to a person’s candidacy. Those wishing to place names into nomination are encouraged to provide as much accurate data as possible about the individual. Fields are mandatory for the Nominee Information and Nominated By sections and exceptions can be considered by the committee.

Hall of Fame Committee - This committee meets periodically to oversee the GSGA's management of the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame. The purpose of this committee is to develop the criteria and make the selections for each inductee class of the Hall of Fame; assist the GSGA staff with the planning, sponsorship sales and table sales of the annual induction banquet; and to provide advice to the GSGA staff with respect to displays, promotions and other activities in the development of a communication plan for the Hall of Fame and its members.

Deadline for submission of completed nomination forms for the following induction is June 30. Nominations are valid for 10 years.

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Join GSGA

Georgia State Golf Association is the official golf association of the state of Georgia, and its membership is open to men, women, juniors, seniors, and golf clubs throughout the state. Golfers who join GSGA have access to invaluable resources and competitions that allow them to advance their knowledge and improve their golfing skills. Joining GSGA means joining an association of more than 350 clubs and 75,000 people who all have one thing in common: a love of golf.