It was announced today that the BC Golf Hall of Fame will grow by four new Members this year, bringing the total number of inductees to 25. The BC Golf House & Museum Society began recognizing B.C.’s best golfers in 2001 and the Hall of Fame can be visited at the BC Golf House on the grounds of University Golf Club. This year’s induction ceremony will take place on October 22nd.
Leading the list of this year’s nominees is Richard (Dick) Zokol. Zokol is known primarily for his professional accomplishments including two PGA Tour wins, a Canadian PGA Championship and a BC Open along with his 5 appearances on Canada’s Dunhill Cup Team and our country’s World Team twice. His amateur record is equally impressive with a Vancouver City and District Championship in 1977, a BCGA Invitational victory in 1978 and a Canadian Amateur in 1981. His amateur team record includes being a Member of the Canadian World Amateur and B.C. Willingdon Cup Teams in 1980 and 1981. He also tacked on an NCAA Championship while at Bringham Young in 81. He is currently the visionary, designer and operator of the Sagebrush Golf and Sporting Club in the Nicola Valley, which has recently been named Canada’s Best New Golf Course by SCOREGolf Magazine for 2009.
Alison Murdoch, who has only been a B.C. resident since 2000, plays out of the Victoria Golf Club and has one of the most unbelievable 10 year records in all of amateur golf. In addition to her perfect record of 10 BCGA Zone 5 Senior Women’s Championships she also has 5 BCGA Zone 5 Women’s Championships which go along with 4 Canadian Senior Women’s Titles, 3 Irish Senior Women’s victories and a British Women’s Senior Championship. She also has victories at the PNGA Senior Women’s and Mid-Amateur Championships.
Jackie Little’s induction to the Hall of Fame seems particularly well timed as she has just wrapped up her title defence at the Canadian Senior Women’s Amateur making her 2 for 2 since becoming eligible for the event. She has 5 BCGA Women’s Amateur titles, the first dating back to 1992, the last in 2003 along with 3 B.C. Women’s Mid-Amateur titles. She has won the Zone 2 Amateur 10 times, the Zone 6 title twice and the Zone 6 Senior Women’s Amateur once to go along with 11 appearances on the B.C. Women’s Amateur Team, 4 times on the B.C. Mid-Amateur Team and twice playing on the B.C. Senior Women’s Team.
Steve Berry has a pile of championships from the 70’s through the 90’s! His list of victories is almost as long as his list of runner-up finishes. He has victories in the B.C. Junior, B.C. Amateur, BCGA Invitational, B.C. Mid-Amateur, Vancouver City Match Play, Vancouver City and District and the Vancouver Island Match Play. He is an 11 time Willingdon Cup B.C. Team Member, a two time Member of the BCGA Mid-Amateur Team, three times a Member of B.C. Senior’s Teams and three times a Member of PNGA Morse Cup Team.
Tickets for the B.C. Golf Hall of Fame dinner are available through the BC Golf House & Museum by calling 604-222-4653 and are $125 each or a table of 8 for $900. The B.C. Golf Hall of Fame was created and is administered by the BC Golf House & Museum Society and can be visited on the web at http://bcgolfmuseum.org or in person on the grounds of University Golf Club on the corner of 10th Avenue and Blanca streets.