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                                       Dayton Amateur Golf Hall of Fame

The Dayton Amateur Golf Hall of Fame operates under the direction of the Dayton City Golf Commission. The following information concerning the Hall of Fame is taken from the Commission’s Articles of Constitution.

ARTICLE III

Section I – DAYTON AMATEUR GOLF HALL OF FAME COMMITTEE

The Dayton Amateur Golf Hall of Fame Committee shall be assembled in each odd numbered year. The president of the Dayton Golf Commission shall appoint the chairman at the regular March business meeting. The chairman shall assemble a committee to prepare for the celebration.

Section 2 – COMMITTEE MEMBERS

The Committee shall be made up of the following persons:

  • One member for each of the golf courses (total 3).

  • One representative from the administration of the department of Parks, Recreation and Culture.

  • One representative from the local news media (newspaper, television or radio).

  • One Dayton head golf professional (each golf professional shall serve on the committee on a rotating basis).

  • A combined total of three (3) area representatives from the Miami Valley Golf Association and the Dayton District Women’s Golf Association.

Section 3 –PURPOSE OF THE COMMITTEE

The purpose of the committee shall be to plan the Hall of Fame golf outing and induction ceremony.

Section 4 – PROCEDURE

  • The Committee shall select the date, time and place for the Ceremony.
  • The Committee shall be responsible for all forms, invitations and publicity for the event.
  • The Committee shall solicit candidates by distributing nomination forms to Dayton area golf courses.
  • The Committee shall receive and review all nominations.  The Committee shall recommend finalists to the Golf Commission for enshrinement into the Hall of Fame.
  • The Committee shall send invitations to and receive responses from invitees.
  • The Committee shall be in charge of the Hall of Fame Golf Outing and the Induction Ceremony. Golf Commission members may also be encouraged to provide assistance for the event as needed.

Section 4 – ELEGIBILITY OF CANDIDATES

Candidates shall be persons from the local area, who have made outstanding contributions to the game of golf, either locally or on the state or national level. The contribution may either be in the area of meritorious service or superior performance.

Section 5 – NOMINATIONS

Candidates may be nominated by anyone in the Dayton area. Forms for nominations shall be made available at each of Dayton’s golf courses and other courses in the area. The forms shall be signed by the person making the nomination and shall provide space for inclusion of the nominee’s accomplishments, dates of accomplishments and other pertinent information. Documentation may be submitted to any City of Dayton golf professional, or to any member of the Committee.

Section 6 – FINAL SELECTION – APPROVAL

The Hall of Fame Committee shall submit the names of the finalists to the Golf Commission fro approval.

The following is reprinted from the 2001 Hall of Fame Induction program. It is anticipated another group of inductees will be presented in the near future.