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
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.