About the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame


Election to the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame is a unique honor bestowed upon those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement, leadership, professionalism, good character and the highest standards of conduct associated with the extraordinary game of golf. These individuals have contributed greatly to the tradition, strength, and ongoing success of golf in the state of Michigan.

To be elected to the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame the nominee must be at least 45 years old and have lived in Michigan as an adult for at least 5 years.

Official nominations are made by the following:
1) Current members of the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame
2) Current members of the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame committee
3) Designated officials representing the member organizations of the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame: Golf Association of Michigan, Michigan Golf Course Owners Association, Michigan Golf Course Superintendents Association, Michigan Publinx Golf Association, Michigan Women’s Golf Association, Michigan Section PGA, Women’s Metropolitan Golf Association

Other individuals may suggest nominees and are asked to send information to one of the above members or organizations.

Criteria for nominees include: Leadership, Playing Ability, Teaching, Junior Golf, Promotion, Service, Coaching, Administration, and Other. Areas of achievement, golf honors, awards, and other contributions to the game and the community shall be specified in the nomination.

A preliminary screening will determine and confirm nominee qualifications. Michigan Golf Hall of Fame board members will review all nominations and at its December meeting will vote and determine which nominees will be placed on the final ballot. That ballot will be voted on in January by Michigan Golf Hall of Fame members and Michigan Golf Hall of Fame board members. Results of that vote will be announced in February.