Awards History

Gold Tee Award

Presented to an individual whose career achievements exemplify the best spirit

and traditions of the sport of golf.

2022   Dottie Pepper   1986 Frank Hannigan & P.J. Boatwright, Jr.
2020/21   Butch Harmon   1985 Ben Crenshaw
2019   Jim Furyk   1984 Kathy Whitworth
2018   Padraig Harrington   1983 Gerald R. Ford
2017   Mark O'Meara   1982 Deane Beman
2016   Davis Love III   1981 Leo Fraser
2015   Nick Price   1980 Dick Siderowf
2014   Fred Couples   1979 Tom Watson
2013   Paul Azinger   1978 Patty Berg
2012   Tony Jacklin   1977 Howard L. Clark
2011   Tim Finchem   1976 William R. Jennings
2010   Joe Louis Barrow, Jr.   1975 Fred Corcoran
2009   Louise Suggs   1974 Clifford Roberts
2008   Charlie Sifford   1973 Gary Player
2007   Ernie Els   1972 Byron Nelson
2006   Phil Mickelson   1971 Lee Trevino
2005   Nick Faldo   1970 Billy Casper
2004   Annika Sorenstam   1969 Bob Hope
2003   Greg Norman   1968 Bing Crosby
2002   Curtis Strange   1967 Jack Nicklaus
2001   Payne Stewart   1966 Joseph C. Dey, Jr.
2000   Juli Inkster   1965 Arnold Palmer
1999   Jim Albus   1964 William C. Campbell
1998   Pat Bradley   1963 Ben Hogan
1997   Raymond Floyd   1962 Gene Sarazen
1996   Johnny Miller   1961 Walter Hagen
1995   Nancy Lopez   1960 Jack McAuliffe
1994   Ken Venturi   1959 Francis Ouimet
1993   Tom Kite   1958 Charles Coe
1992   Hale Irwin   1957 Sam Snead
1991   JoAnne Carner   1956 John Jay Hopkins
1990   Dave Marr   1955 Harvie Ward
1989   Seve Ballesteros   1954 Billy Joe Patton
1988   Chi Chi Rodriguez   1953 Robert Tyre Jones
1987   Betsy Rawls   1952 Eugene Grace
           

Paul Dillon 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.

2022   Mike Davis   1998 Judy Bell
2020/21   Renee Powell   1997 Frank Chirkinian
2019   PGA HOPE   1996 Ladies Professional Golf Association
2018   Carol Semple Thompson   1995 Sandy Tatum
2016   Jay Mottola   1994 Tom Watson
2015   Women's Metropolitan Golf Association   1993 Paul Runyan
2014   New Jersey PGA   1992 G. Gunby Jordan
2013   Charlie Robson   1991 Bill Davis & Howard Gill
2012   Tom Cousins   1990 Metropolitan Golf Association
2011   Mary Bea Porter King   1989 Jim Hand
2010   Craig Currier   1988 Claude Harmon
2009   Gene Westmoreland   1987 Dr. Richard Silver & George Sands
2008   Lowell M. Schulman   1983 Vincent dePaul Draddy
2007   Bernadette Castro   1982 Ray Volpe
2006   Jim Awtrey   1980 PGA of America
2005   David B. Fay   1978 United States Golf Association
2004   John D. Laupheimer   1977 Elmer Ward, Sr.
2003   Paul Dillon   1976 Robert Trent Jones
2002   Rees Jones   1975 William M. Jennings
2000   Michael Bonallack   1974 Joseph C. Dey, Jr.
1999   Metropolitan PGA      
           

Lincoln Werden Golf Journalism Award

Presented to a writer, broadcaster, photographer, artist or other 

individual for outstanding contributions in the field of golf journalism.

2022   Mark Cannizzaro 2002   John Derr
2020/21   Johnny Miller 2001   Furman Bisher
2019   Larry Dorman 2000   Chris Schenkel
2018   Hank Gola 1999   Jules Alexander
2017   Jaime Diaz 1998   Bob Verdi
2016   Tim Rosaforte 1997   Jim Murray
2015   Ron Sirak 1996   Dave Anderson
2014   John Feinstein 1995   Jack Whitaker
2013   Ed Ingles 1994   Dan Jenkins
2012   Jerry Tarde 1993   Nick Seitz
2011   Jim Nantz 1992   John Ross
2010   Bob Labbance 1991   Bob Green
2009   George Peper 1990   Anthony Ravielli
2008   Judy Rankin 1989   Gordon S. White
2007   Al Barkow 1988   Arthur (Red) Hoffman
2006   Frank Becerra 1987   Dana Mozley
2005   Peter Alliss 1986   Will Grimsley
2004   Robert Sommers 1985   Guido Cribari
2003   Jim McKay 1984   Al Laney
           

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.

2020/21   DICK'S Sporting Goods 1997   Cadillac
2019   ShopRite 1996   Northville Long Island Classic
2017   American Century Investments 1995   McDonald's Corporation
2015   Morgan Pressel 1994   Buick Motor Division
2014   Travelers 1993   Hartford Jaycees
2013   The Honda Classic 1992   Arnold Palmer (Bay Hill Classic)
2012   Jamie Farr Toledo Classic 1991   LPGA Corning Classic
2011   Nationwide Insurance 1990   Foot-Joy
2010   State Farm Insurance 1989   Metropolitan Life
2009   Rolex Watch, USA 1988   Fred Raphael (Legends of Golf)
2008   Phoenix Thunderbirds 1987   Jack Nicklaus (The Memorial)
2007   Salesmen Club of Dallas 1986   Nabisco Brands
2006   MasterCard 1985   MONY Financial Services
2005   Yogi Berra 1984   Doral Hotel & CC/Miami
2004   Billy Andrade & Brad Faxon 1983   The British Open
2003   Ken Venturi 1982   Manufacturers Hanover Trust
2000   Shell Oil Company 1981   Firestone Company
1999   B.C. Open 1980   Bob Hope
1998   Western Golf Association 1978   Nathaniel Crosby
           
       

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.

2022 Pete Jordan 2003   Dennis Walters
2019 Kevin Purcell 2002   Mario DiPreta & Tony Ahmeti
2018 Morgan Hoffmann 2000   Matt Moore
2017 Rockville Links/Rod McWalters 1999   Bill Lawler & Pat Norton
2015 Lauren Childs 1998   Mike Miller & Rob Turner
2013 Kevin Hood 1997   Richard Palmer
2012 Lorena Ochoa 1996   John Nieporte & David Poteet
2011 Volunteers of American Lake GC 1995   Greg Jones
2010 Major Dan Rooney 1994   Tara Fleming
2009 DJ Gregory
1993
  Mike McHugh
2008 Alan T. Brown 1992   Joe Stencik
2007 Pat Browne, Jr. 1991   Joan Bertrand
2006 Dave Stevenson 1990   Kathy Corbin
2005 Frank McLaughlin 1989   Mary Bea Porter & Greg Norman
2004 Charlotta Sorenstam      
         
       

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.

2022    Ann Liguori Foundation   2009     Donald "Doc" Giffin
2017 Tom Watson   2008 Carolyn Cudone
2016 Notah Begay III   2007 Val Skinner
2015 The Player Foundation   2006 Peggy Kirk Bell
2014 Nancy Lopez   2004    Rabbi Marc Gellman & Msgr. Tom Hartman
2013 PGA TOUR Wives Association             2003 Vivienne Player
2012 C. A. "Tony" Wimpfheimer   2002 Herb Lotman & Frank Quinn
2011 Ernie Els   2001 Dolores Hope
2010 Betsy King   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.

2022 Hempstead Golf & Country Club      1999  Hollywood Golf Club
2020/21   North Jersey Country Club   1998   Inwood Country Club
2019 The Tuxedo Club   1997 Quaker Ridge Golf Club
2018 Fresh Meadow Country Club   1996 Knollwood Country Club
2017 Hackensack Golf Club   1995 Montclair Golf Club
2016 Century Country Club   1994 Sleepy Hollow Country Club
2015 Glen Oaks Club   1993 Mountain Ridge Country Club
2014 Knickerbocker Country Club   1992 Bethpage State Park
2013 Old Oaks Country Club   1991 Westchester Country Club
2012 The Woodmere Club   1990 Ridgewood Country Club
2011 Metropolis Country Club   1989 Meadow Brook Club
2010 Atlantic Golf Club   1988 Sunningdale Country Club
2009 Rockaway River Country Club   1987 Plainfield Country Club
2008 Fenway Golf Club   1986 Nassau Country Club
2007 The Piping Rock Club   1985 Upper Montclair Country Club
2006 Alpine Country Club   1984 Wykagyl Country Club
2005 The Apawamis Club   1983 Brooklawn Country Club
2004 The Seawane Club   1982 Garden City Golf Club
2003 Canoe Brook Country Club   1981 Winged Foot Golf Club
2002 Saint Andrew’s Golf Club   1980 Baltusrol Golf Club
2000 The Stanwich 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.

2020/21 The Ballo Family   1987 The Raymond Floyd Family
2018 The Justin Thomas Family   1986 The Kenneth Springer Family
2016 The Bradley Family   1985 The Hollis Stacy Family
2014 The Blackwelder Family   1984 The Joyce Family
2012 The Dave Stockton Family   1983 The Lee Beard Family
2011 The Donald J. Trump Family   1982 The Lou Mattiace Family
2009 The Putman Family   1981 The Gary Player Family
2007 The Mickey Gallagher, Jr. Family   1980 The Michael Burke, Sr. Family
2006 The Alonzi Family   1979 The Robert Trent Jones Family
2005 The Haas Family   1978 The Harry Dee Family
2004 The Powell Family   1977 The Gooden Family
2003 The Jules Alexander Family    1976 The McBride & Stuart Families
2002 The Sergio Garcia Family   1975 The John Kenny Family
2000 The Walter Lowell Family   1974 The Gagliardi Family
1999 The Al Geiberger Family   1973 The Frederick Schroeder, Jr. Family
1998 The Pete & Alice Dye Family   1972 The William Hyndman Family
1997 The Tom Nieporte Family   1971 The Harry Schwab Family
1996 The Howard McGovern Family   1970 The Bostwick Family
1995 The Karsten Solheim Family   1969 The Claude Harmon Family
1994 The Mal Galletta Family   1968 The Jay & Lionel Hebert Family
1993 The Peter Jacobsen Family   1967 The Johnny Farrell Family
1992 The Jack Nicklaus Family   1966 The Harton Semple Family
1991 The George Bush Family   1965 The James Hand Family
1990 The Peter Bisconti Family   1964 The Turnesa Family
1989 The John Cook Family   1963 The George Trainor Family
1988 The Jerry Courville Family      

 

Dave Anderson Spotlight Award      

Recognition of exemplary service by unique individuals in the golf community

2022 Pete Kowalski          
2020/21 Bobby Collins          
  Betsy Wintenberger          
2019 Kelli Clayton          
  Jeanne McCooey          
  Bob Thomas          
2018 Joe Barreiro          
  Craig Thomas          
     

Golden Anniversary Award

Presented to the players who had the greatest 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