Georgia Golf Hall of Fame welcomes Class of 2018

MARIETTA, Ga. - The Georgia State Golf Association honors the 2018 inductees into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame:

Stephen Hamblin, Alpharetta, Ga., is the longtime executive director of the American Junior Golf Association and has dedicated more than three decades to the overall growth and development of junior golf;

Martha Stacy Leach, Hebron, Ky., is a USGA national champion and former University of Georgia standout who has competed at the highest level from junior golf through the present;

Sonny Skinner, Sylvester, Ga., is a PGA Teaching Professional and has enjoyed a successful career on the state and national competitive circuits;

Wright Waddell, Columbus, Ga., is a lifelong amateur golfer winning on nearly every level and has devoted many years to giving back to the game

The Georgia Golf Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Ceremony will take place on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek.
 
The Atlanta Athletic Club holds a long and storied place in the history of golf in the state of Georgia, as the home club of the greatest amateur golfer of them all, Bobby Jones, along with no less than 14 other members of the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame. The club hosted its third PGA Championship in 2011, and most recently hosted the U.S. Amateur Championship, its sixth USGA national championship, in 2014.
 
Dave Ballard, chairman of the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame Committee, said, "The Hall of Fame Committee of volunteers devoted time and resources to thoroughly vetting the nominations for the Hall of Fame, and we are thrilled to announce the Class of 2018 who will be inducted into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame. I appreciate all the committee members in selecting this terrific class and we look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of these worthy individuals."

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