top of page

About The

Arizona Golf Hall of Fame

The Arizona Golf Hall of Fame was created in 1968. The Committee that runs it consists of representatives from five of the allied golf associations serving golf in Arizona: the Arizona Golf Association, Cactus & Pine Golf Course Superintendents, Club Managers Association, Junior Golf Association of Arizona and the Southwest Section PGA.

  • To preserve golf history in both the state and the region

  • To honor those, living or deceased, who by achievement have produced lasting contributions to the sport of golf in Arizona.

  • To inspire Arizona youth involved in golf to reach their highest potential through the demonstration of commitment and dedication.


To be eligible for induction into the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame, an individual must have:

  • Been a resident of Arizona for at least ten years

  • Participated in golf activity in Arizona in a way that is recognized as being significant in both substance and duration and/or

  • Contributed to the enhancement of the sport and the state of Arizona for golfers of all ages, ability, and sectors of the community and/or

  • Involved in the sport through teaching, coaching, maintaining/managing, educating, writing or advocating for an extended period of time and

  • Exemplifies the spirit of the game


The nomination of individuals for induction is very important to the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame.  Please read the following carefully to ensure that you provide enough information to facilitate the review process.


Information on potential nominees is collected and stored for an annual screening by the Selectors Committee.  After careful consideration, the Committee presents their recommendations to the Golf Hall of Fame Voting Delegation comprised of representatives of the Arizona Golf Association, the Southwest Section PGA, the Cactus & Pine Golf Course Superintendents Association, the Greater Southwest Chapter - CMAA, the Junior Golf Association of Arizona and other stakeholders within the golf community. 


The Voting Delegation chooses the annual honorees by August.  After nominees are contacted, a news release publicizing the selections is made on or about September 1st.

Welcome from

Drew Woods

For me, the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame is a means to honor in perpetuity the legacy of those who have distinguished themselves by going above and beyond the norm in golf in the state of Arizona, whether they are players, professionals, managers, administrators, industry leaders or volunteers to the allied associations.  These honorees, with the inception of this website and hopefully in a future physical home, have a place that all can witness the affect that they have made through their actions to the game of golf in the past and future in the state of Arizona.

bottom of page