Awards History

Gold Tee Award

   

Presented to an individual whose career achievements exemplify the best spirit and traditions of the sport of golf.

 

2015

Nick Price

 

1982

Deane Beman

2014

Fred Couples

 

1981

Leo Fraser

2013

Paul Azinger

 

1980

Dick Siderowf

2012

Tony Jacklin

 

1979

Tom Watson

2011

Tim Finchem

 

1978

Patty Berg

2010

Joe Louis Barrow, Jr.

 

1977

Howard L. Clark

2009

Louise Suggs

 

1976

William R. Jennings

2008

Charlie Sifford

 

1975

Fred Corcoran

2007

Ernie Els

 

1974

Clifford Roberts

2006

Phil Mickelson

 

1973

Gary Player

2005

Nick Faldo

 

1972

Byron Nelson

2004

Annika Sorenstam

 

1971

Lee Trevino

2003

Greg Norman

 

1970

Billy Casper

2002

Curtis Strange

 

1969

Bob Hope

2001

Payne Stewart

 

1968

Bing Crosby

2000

Juli Inkster

 

1978

Patty Berg

1999

Jim Albus

 

1967

Jack Nicklaus

1998

Pat Bradley

 

1966

Joseph C. Dey, Jr.

1997

Raymond Floyd

 

1965

Arnold Palmer

1996

Johnny Miller

 

1964

William C. Campbell

1995

Nancy Lopez

 

1963

Ben Hogan

1994

Ken Venturi

 

1962

Gene Sarazen

1993

Tom Kite

 

1961

Walter Hagen

1992

Hale Irwin

 

1960

Jack McAuliffe

1991

JoAnne Carner

 

1959

Francis Ouimet

1990

Dave Marr

 

1958

Charles Coe

1989

Seve Ballesteros

 

1957

Sam Snead

1988

Chi Chi Rodriguez

 

1956

John Jay Hopkins

1987

Betsy Rawls

 

1955

Harvie Ward

1986

Frank Hannigan 

 

1954

Billy Joe Patton

 

& P.J. Boatwright, Jr

 

1953

Robert Tyre Jones

1985

Ben Crenshaw

 

1952

Eugene Grace

1984

Kathy Whitworth

 

 

 

1983

Gerald R. Ford

 

 

 

         
 

 

Distinguished Service Award

Honors individuals as well as organizations for their contributions and service to golf, and for inspiring others who love this great game.

 

2015

WMGA

 

1994

Tom Watson

2014

New Jersey PGA

 

1993

Paul Runyan

2013

Charlie Robson

 

1992

G. Gunby Jordan

2012

Tom Cousin

 

1991

Bill Davis & Howard Gill

2011

Mary Bea Porter King

 

1990

Metropolitan Golf Association

2010

Craig Currier

 

1989

Jim Hand

2009

Gene Westmoreland

 

1988

Claude Harmon

2008

Lowell M Schulman

 

1987

Dr. Richard Silver & George Sands

2007

Bernadette Castro

 

1983

Vincent dePaul Draddy

2006

Jim Awtrey

 

1982

Ray Volpe

2005

David B Fay

 

1980

PGA of America

2004

John Laupheimer

 

1979

David Foster

2003

Paul Dillon

 

1978

United States Golf Assoc

2002

Rees Jones

 

1977

Elmer Ward, Sr.

2000

Michael Bonallack

 

1976

Robert Trent Jones

1999

Metropolitan PGA

 

1975

William M. Jennings

1998

Judy Bell

 

1974

Joseph C. Dey, Jr.

1997

Frank Chirkinian.

 

1977

Elmer Ward, Sr.

1996

Ladies Professional Golf Assoc

 

 

 

1995

Sandy Tatum

 

 

 

         
 

 

Lincoln Werden Golf Journalism Award

Presented to a writer, broadcaster, photographer, artist or other individual for outstanding contributions in the field of golf journalism.

 

2015

Ron Sirak

 

1998

Bob Verdi

2014

John Feinstein

 

1997

Jim Murray

2013

Ed Ingles

 

1996

Dave Anderson

2012

Jerry Tarde

 

1995

Jack Whitaker

2011

Jim Nantz

 

1994

 Dan Jenkins

2010

Bob Labbance

 

1993

 Niick Seitz

2009

George Peper

 

1992

 John Ross

2008

Judy Rankin

 

1991

 Bob Green

2007

Al Barkow

 

1990

Anthony Ravielli

2006

Frank Becerra

 

1989

Gordon S. White

2005

Peter Allis

 

1988

 Arthur (Red) Hoffman

2004

Bob Sommers

 

1987

Dana Mozley

2003

Jim McKay

 

1986

Will Grimsley

2002

John Derr

 

1985

Guido Cribari

2001

Furman Bisher

 

1984

Al Laney

2000

Chris Schenkel

 

 

 

1999

Jules Alexander

 

 

 

         

 

Bing Crosby Tournament Sponsor Award

Presented to an individual or organization that promotes and supports the game of golf through commercial sponsorship of quality events.

 

 

 

 

 

2015

Morgan Pressel (Morgan & Friends)

 

1996

Northville Long Island Classic

2014

Travelers

 

1995

McDonald’s Corporation

2013

The Honda Classic

 

1994

Buick Motor Division

2012

Jamie Farr Toledo Classic

 

1993

Hartford Jaycees

2011

Nationwide Insurance

 

1992

Arnold Palmer (Bay Hill Classic)

2010

LPGA State Farm Classic

 

1990

Foot-Joy

2009

Rolex Watch, USA

 

1989

Metropolitan Life

2008

Phoenix Thunderbirds

 

1987

Jack Nicklaus (The Memorial)

2007

Salesmanship Club Of Dallas

 

1986

Nabisco Brands

2006

Mastercard

 

1985

MONY Financial Services

2005

Yogi Berra

 

1984

 Doral Hotel & CC / Miami

2004

Brad Faxon & Billy Andrade

 

1983

 The British Open

2003

Ken Venturi

 

1981

Firestone Company

2000

Shell Oil Company

 

1980

Bob Hope

1999

B.C. Open

 

1978

Nathaniel Crosby

1998

Western Golf Association

 

 

 

1997

Cadillac

 

 

 

         

 

Mary Bea Porter Award

Recognizes an individual in golf who, through an heroic or humanitarian act, saves or betters the lives of others. Named in honor of the LPGA player who, during a 1988 tournament in Phoenix, saved a toddler from drowning in a swimming pool.

         

2015

Lauren Childs

 

2000

Matt Moore

2013

Kevin Hood

 

1999

Bill Lawler & Pat Norton

2012

Lorena Ochoa

 

1998

Mike Miller & Rob Turner

2011

Volunteers of American Lake

 

1997

Richard Palmer

2010

Major Dan Rooney

 

1996

John Nieporte & David Poteet

2009

DJ Gregory

 

1995

Greg Jones

2008

The Alan T. Brown Foundation

 

1994

 Tara Fleming

2007

Pat Browne Jr

 

1993

 Mike McHugh

2006

Dave Stevenson

 

1992

Joe Stencik

2005

Frank McLaughlin

 

1991

Joan Bertrand

2004

Charlotta Sorenstam

 

1990

Kathy Corbin

2003

Dennis Walters

 

1989

Mary Bea Porter & Greg Norman

2002

 Mario DiPreta & Tony Ahmeti

 

 

 

     

 

 

         
 

 

Winnie Palmer Award

Acknowledges an individual who has consistently given their time, energy and enthusiasm to those less fortunate. Named in honor of Winnie Palmer, who devoted much of her life to charity work for literacy programs and health care.

   

2015

The Player Foundation

2014

Nancy Lopez

2013

PGA TOUR Wives Association

2012

C.A. “Tony” Wimpfheimer

2011

Ernie Els

2010

Betsy King

2009

Donald “Doc” Giffen

2008

Carolyn Cudone

2007

Val Skinner

2005

Peggy Kirk Bell

2004

Msgr Tom Hartman & Rabbi Marc Gelman

2003

Vivienne Player

2002

Herb Lotman & Frank Quinn

2001

Dolores Hope

2000

Barbara Nicklaus

 

 

Club of the Year

     

Presented to a Metropolitan Area club for upholding the spirit and traditions of golf through energetic support, and consistent dedication to the game.

         

2015

Glen Oaks Club

 

1996

Knollwood Country Club

2014

Knickerbocker Country Club

 

1995

Montclair Golf Club

2013

Old Oaks Country Club

 

1994

Sleepy Hollow Country Club

2012

The Woodmere Club

 

1993

Mountain Ridge Country Club

2011

Metropolis Country Club

 

1992

Bethpage State Park

2010

Atlantic Golf Club

 

1991

Westchester Country Club

2009

Rockaway River Country Club

 

1990

Ridgewood Country Club

2008

Fenway Golf Club

 

1989

Meadow Brook Club

2007

Piping Rock Club

 

1988

Sunningdale Country Club

2006

Alpine Country Club

 

1987

Plainfield Country Club

2005

The Apawamis Club

 

1986

Nassau Country Club

2004

Seawane Golf Club

 

1985

Upper Montclair Country Club

2003

Canoe Brook Country Club

 

1984

Wykagyl Country Club

2002

The Saint Andrew’s Golf Club

 

1983

Brooklawn Country Club

2000

The Stanwich Club

 

1982

Garden City Golf Club

1999

Hollywood Golf Club

 

1981

Winged Foot Golf Club

1998

Inwood Country Club

 

1980

Baltusrol Golf Club

1997

Quaker Ridge Golf Club

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

Family of the Year

 

Honors a family for its contributions to the game, and for representing the virtues and ideals of golf and family.

 

2014

Blackwelder Family

 

1986

Kenneth Springer Family

2012

Dave Stockton Family

 

1985

Hollis Stacy Family

2011

Donald J. Trump Family

 

1983

Lee Beard Family

2009

Putman Family

 

1982

Lou Mattiace Family

2007

Mickie Gallagher Family

 

1981

Gary Player Family

2006

Alonzi family

 

1980

Michael Burke, Sr. Family

2005

Haas Family

 

1979

Robert Trent Jones Family

2004

Dr Wm Powell Family

 

1978

Harry Dee Family

2003

Jules Alexander Family

 

1977

Gooden Family

2002

Sergio Garcia Family

 

1976

McBride & Stuart Families

2000

Walter Lowell Family

 

1975

John Kenny Family

1999

Al Geiberger Family

 

1974

The Gagliardi Family

1998

Pete & Alice Dye Family

 

1973

Frederick Schroeder, Jr. Family

1997

Tom Nieoporte Family

 

1972

William Hyndman Family

1996

Howard McGovern Family

 

1971

Harry Schwab Family

1995

Karsten Solheim Family

 

1970

The Bostwick Family

1994

Mal Galletta Family

 

1969

Claude Harmon Family

1993

Peter Jacobson Family

 

1968

Jay & Lionel Herbert Family

1992

Jack Nicklaus Family

 

1967

Johnny Farrell Family

1991

George Bush Family

 

1966

Harton Semple Family

1990

Peter Bisconti Family

 

1965

James Hand Family

1989

John Cook Family

 

1964

Turnesa Family

1988

Jerry Courville Family

 

 

 

1987

Raymond Floyd Family

     
         

 

Golden Anniversary Award

Presented to the players who had the great influence on golf during the past half-century

(1952 – 2001).

2001

“The Big Three”   Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus

 
 

           

Special Recognition

In honor of a half century of Masters appearances

2008

Gary Player