PGA National Awards

Seven Inducted into the PGA of America Hall of Fame

2017 Class including PGA Members Mike Schultz, Joe Tesori and visionary Administrator George Henry Schneiter honored ...

Editor's Note: Click on the names throughout the copy to access the recipient's video of their induction. You can also click here to watch the opening video with Lynn Swann.

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Gary Player, Renee Powell, Mickey Wright and Lew Worsham, a foursome that impacted American and global golf, led a class of seven inductees enshrined in the PGA of America Hall of Fame.

The 2017 class, honored Thursday evening at the PGA’s 101st Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas,  also featured 2012 PGA Golf Professional of the Year Michael Schultz of Tequesta, Florida; Joe Tesori of Dewitt, New York; and the late visionary golf administrator George Henry Schneiter, formerly of Salt Lake City.

“The PGA of America takes great pride in welcoming this exceptional class into the PGA Hall of Fame. They represent some of the most significant contributors to our Association and to the game of golf,” said PGA of America President Paul Levy. “This class captured many of the prize jewels of our sport; stood strong against social injustice; inspired junior players and future professionals; gave hope to military Veterans; and whose on-course success left an indelible mark in our sport. Their names will be inscribed among those who have made golf the greatest game.”

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About the PGA of America Hall of Fame

Originated in 1940 at the suggestion of famed sportswriter Grantland Rice, the PGA of America Hall of Fame honors and recognizes individuals who through their lives, careers, service and support have made significant and enduring contributions to the PGA of America in its mission to grow the game of golf. Inductees include PGA Golf Professionals, Tour Professionals or Ambassadors, who throughout their lives have supported and elevated the image of the PGA Golf Professional, the PGA of America and the game of golf.
Click here to view the latest PGA of America Hall of Fame roster.