Laura Davies, David Graham, Mark O’Meara and A.W. Tillinghast will be enshrined into the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum as the Class of 2015. The Induction Ceremony will be held on Monday, July 13, 2015 at the University of St Andrews, just blocks from the Old Course, host site of that week’s 144th Open Championship.
This is the first Class to be elected by the Hall of Fame’s Selection Commission, which debated a group of 16 Finalists. The four members of the Class of 2015 each passed the required 75 percent voting threshold – approval by at least 12 of the 16 members.
The Selection Commission was co-chaired by Hall of Fame members Nancy Lopez, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, and Annika Sorenstam and included the members of the World Golf Foundation Board of Directors and a mix of institutional and at-large seats.
“We are thrilled to welcome Laura, David, Mark and A.W. into the World Golf Hall of Fame,” said Tim Finchem, PGA TOUR Commissioner, Selection Commission member and chairman of the World Golf Foundation Board of Directors. “The new selection process provided a thorough examination of the candidates by a diverse, international group and we’re delighted with the outcome. Congratulations the Class of 2015.”
New location is part of expanded schedule including Pebble Beach
The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum will stage the 2015 Induction Ceremony at the home of golf in St Andrews, Scotland, in conjunction with The Open Championship. The Ceremony will be held on Monday, July 13 at the University of St Andrews, just blocks from the Old Course, host site of that week’s 144th Open.
The move is part of an expanded biennial schedule for the Induction Ceremony and highlights the Hall of Fame’s ongoing strategic efforts to elevate its awareness and prestige around the world. That schedule includes returning to World Golf Village for the 2017 event, which will be held the Monday of THE PLAYERS Championship week. In 2019, the Induction Ceremony will move to Pebble Beach, Calif., and be staged on Monday of U.S. Open Championship week.
“This expanded schedule is an important step for the World Golf Hall of Fame as it continues to grow and cultivate audiences in the U.S. and abroad,” said Tim Finchem, PGA TOUR Commissioner and chairman of the World Golf Foundation Board of Directors. “The Board of Directors believes this is an excellent opportunity to raise the profile of the Induction Ceremony.”
From Peter Dawson, Secretary of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club.
I am very pleased indeed to announce that the membership of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews has voted overwhelmingly in favour of welcoming women members.
More than three quarters of the club’s global membership took part in the ballot, with a decisive 85% voting for women to become members.
This vote has immediate effect and I can confirm that The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews is now a mixed membership club.
The membership has also acted to fast-track a significant initial number of women to become members in the coming months.
At the end of this month we will host our inaugural ANNIKA Intercollegiate Presented by 3M at Reunion Resort. Twelve of the top women’s college teams will compete over 54 holes in one the strongest fields in college golf. We will also honor Alison Lee with the first-ever ANNIKA Award Presented by 3M, given to the most outstanding female Division I collegiate golfer as voted on by players, coaches and media. I’m excited to see Alison and all of the teams at the event. The ANNIKA Intercollegiate has allowed us to bridge the gap between the programs we’ve established at the junior and professional golf levels.
Fresh fruit? Who doesn’t like that? Especially this time of year when the fruit is at its best. Sweet, juicy and fresh! Here is a quick dessert that will impress family or friends at anytime. It’s quick and very easy. Of course you can add your favorite berries for color and taste.
Chop or slice the fruit into bite sized pieces and place in an oven-proof pan. Shave white chocolate over the top of the fruit and place it in the oven on broil for a few minutes until the chocolate melts. Serve as-is or with whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream.
Fresh fruit? Who doesn’t like that? Especially this time of year when the fruit is at its best. Sweet, juicy and fresh! Here is a quick dessert that will impress family or friends at anytime. It’s quick and very easy. Of course you can add your favorite berries for color and taste. 1 banana 1 […]