Awards History

Gold Tee Award

   

Presented to an individual whose career achievements exemplify

the best spirit and traditions of the sport of golf.

2018 Padraig Harrington 1985 Ben Crenshaw
2017 Mark O'Meara 1984 Kathy Whitworth
2016 Davis Love III 1983 Gerald R. Ford
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 1967 Jack Nicklaus
1999 Jim Albus 1966 Joseph C. Dey, Jr.
1998 Pat Bradley 1965 Arnold Palmer
1997 Raymond Floyd 1964 William C. Campbell
1996 Johnny Miller 1963 Ben Hogan
1995 Nancy Lopez 1962 Gene Sarazen
1994 Ken Venturi 1961 Walter Hagen
1993 Tom Kite 1960 Jack McAuliffe
1992 Hale Irwin 1959 Francis Ouimet
1991 JoAnne Carner 1958 Charles Coe
1990 Dave Marr 1957 Sam Snead
1989 Seve Ballesteros 1956 John Jay Hopkins
1988 Chi Chi Rodriguez 1955 Harvie Ward
1987 Betsy Rawls 1954 Billy Joe Patton
1986

Frank Hannigan & 

P.J. Boatwright, Jr.

1953 Robert Tyre Jones

 

       

 

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.

2018   Carol Semple Thompson  1996   Ladies Professional Golf Association
2016   Jay Mottola 1995   Sandy Tatum
2015   Women's Metropolitan Golf Association 1994   Tom Watson
2014   New Jersey PGA 1993   Paul Runyan
2013   Charlie Robson 1992   G. Gunby Jordan
2012   Tom Cousins 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
2007   Bernadette Castro     & George Sands
2006   Jim Awtrey 1983   Vincent dePaul Draddy
2005   David B. Fay 1982   Ray Volpe
2004   John D. Laupheimer 1980   PGA of America
2003   Paul Dillon 1978   United States Golf Association
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      

 

Lincoln Werden Golf Journalism Award

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

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

 

       

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.

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

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

 

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.

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 & 
2013 PGA TOUR Wives Association     Msgr. Tom Hartman
2012 C. A. "Tony" Wimpfheimer   2003 Vivienne Player
2011 Ernie Els   2002 Herb Lotman & Frank Quinn
2010 Betsy King   2001 Dolores Hope
2009 Donald "Doc" Giffin   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.

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

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

 

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