NCGA Hall of Fame
The NCGA Hall of Fame was founded in 2011 to celebrate the rich and storied history of golf in Northern California, and to preserve and honor the legacies of those who have dramatically shaped and impacted the game in this region and beyond.
NCGA Hall of Fame Classes
Growing the game was undoubtedly the underlying theme of the Northern California Golf Association’s 2016 Hall of Fame.
On Sept. 15, 2016, Joe Louis Barrow, Jr. CEO of the First Tee; the late Helen Lengfeld – champion of the game for girls and women; Charles Seaver – late northern California amateur golf legend; and eight-time major championship winner Tom Watson – were inducted into the NCGA Hall of Fame at Poppy Hills Golf Course. Proceeds of the induction dinner were donated to Youth on Course. Read More
In a wonderful celebration of the contributions of the Jones family to Northern California, Robert Trent Jones Sr., Robert Trent Jones Jr. and Rees Jones were inducted into the fifth class of the NCGA Hall of Fame on Tuesday night of star-studded AT&T week at Spanish Bay.
“I wish Dad was here. Bobby, mom, dad and I were given the Golf Family of the Year award in 1979 by the Metropolitan Golf Association, and this feels a lot like that,” Rees Jones said. “My dad would be thanking my mom, and saying, ‘Good job, boys.’” Read more
The 2014 Hall of Fame Class was inducted Tuesday night of AT&T week at Spanish Bay, headlined by four college golf coaches who have led their Northern California schools to national championships: Cal’s Steve Desimone, San Jose State’s Mark Gale and Stanford’s Wally Goodwin and Conrad Ray. Read more
Johnny Miller, Roger Maltbie and Kay Cockerill all forged battle-tested games by playing amateur golf in Northern California.
After sharpening their games at courses such as The Olympic Club, San Jose Country Club and Pasatiempo, they each ascended to the professional ranks, playing and winning on golf’s biggest stages.
They are still a part of golf’s biggest stages, although now it is through their distinct and ongoing broadcast careers. For their accomplishments on and off the course, Miller, Maltbie and Cockerill were inducted into the NCGA Hall of Fame. Read more
The NCGA and Pebble Beach Company partnered in creating Spyglass Hill in 1966. The NCGA honored the leadership of the company at the second annual NCGA Hall of Fame ceremony. Read more
The NCGA inaugurated its Hall of Fame at the annual California Golf Writers & Broadcasters Association awards banquet by inducting Ken Venturi, Frank “Sandy” Tatum, C. Grant Spaeth and Jack Bariteau. Read more
NCGA Distinguished Service Award
The Hall of Fame ceremony also acknowledges the recipient of the NCGA’s Distinguished Service Award. The past winners are:
|1982||Ernie Pieper||2001||Art Rosenbaum|
|1983||Mat Palacio||2002||Sandy Tatum|
|1984||Charles Seaver||2003||Chuck VanLinge|
|1985||Fran A.Watson, Sr. & Jr.||2004||Steve Desimone|
|1986||Tal Smith||2005||Pearl Carey|
|1987||Joe Zablocki||2006||Sally Pini (Posthumous)|
|1988||Milt Gabbs||Lyle Wehrman|
|1989||Ken Morton||2007||Ed Haber (Posthumous)|
|1990||John Zoller||John Nakamura|
|1991||C. Grant Spaeth||2008||Dr. George Swendiman|
|1992||Robert J. Foley||2009||Frank Parr|
|1993||Robert Hanna||2010||Brian and Juli Inkster|
|1994||John Rhodenbaugh||2011||Gary Vandeweghe|
|1996||Bob Moore||2012||Marion Hollins (Posthumous)|
|1995||Sylvan Frank||2013||Roger Val|
|1997||Len Ross||2014||Bo Links and Richard Harris|
|1998||Bob Roos||2015||Rudy Staedler|