Friday, November 14

Six Enter World Golf Hall of Fame

Hall inductee Denny Shute
won three majors in the 1930s.


WITHOUT FURTHER ADIEU, here are the six people who were inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Monday, November 10.



Craig Wood
(PGA Tour Ballot)
Wood was the first player to win the Masters and U.S. Open in the same year. He also won 21 PGA Tour titles, which makes me wonder why it took so long for Wood to get in. Jack Fleck named his only son Craig in honor of Wood.

Bob Charles
(Veterans Category)
The original “Lefty,” Charles won six events on the PGA Tour, including the 1963 British Open. All total, including international and seniors titles, Charles collected 66 wins. He is the first New Zealander in the Hall.

Denny Shute
(Veterans Category)
A 1930s era player, Shute won 16 tour events and three majors. Shute also played on three Ryder Cup teams.

Herbert Warren Wind

(Lifetime Achievement)
An illustrious golf writer who wrote for Sports Illustrated and penned Hogan’s popular instruction book, The Modern Fundamentals of Golf. Wind also coined the term “Amen Corner” at the 1958 Masters.

Pete Dye
(Lifetime Achievement)
The famed designer of more than 120 golf courses, Dye is the fourth golf course architect to enter the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Carole Semple Thompson

(Lifetime Achievement)
Thompson was an amateur who won seven USGA championships and took part in 14 Curtis Cup matches. She is the sixth woman to be inducted.

−The Armchair Golfer

2 comments :

Bobbio said...

Partial to Mr. Wood. His home town, Lake Placid, NY, is 45 miles from me. I had the pleasure of playing in a 2 man scramble there this summer with my oldest son at their fine muni course, Craig Wood Golf Club.

The Armchair Golfer said...

Thanks, Bobby. We love Craig Wood fans at ARMCHAIR GOLF.