Columbia Golf Foundation would like to congratulate all of our current Hall Of Fame Members, and we encourage you to look into our Hall Of Fame Banquet each year when we induct new members.

All of our current inductees in the Columbia Golf Foundation Hall of Fame:

2010 Hall of Fame Honorees

Scott Bess

  • 1969 Missouri Amateur Champion
  • 5-time qualifier for PGA Championship
  • 2-time qualifier for US Senior Open
  • 3-time qualifier for Senior PGA
  • 3-time Gateway PGA Player of the Year
  • 2-time Gateway Senior Player of the Year

Rex Dillow

  • Started the Columbia City Championship and served as director for 30 years
  • Started the Columbia Seniors Championship and served as director for 15 years
  • Started the A.L. Gustin Golf Club and served as secretary treasurer for 20 years
  • Retired Marine Corps Colonel
  • Served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam

Francis Hagan

  • 1941 Captain Columbia Hickman State Champion Golf Team
  • 1965 Phil Cotton Champion
  • 4-time Missouri State Sand Greens Champion
  • Columbia Match Play Championship named for Francis Hagan

Ann Casey Johnstone

  • 6-time Iowa Women’s Amateur Champion
  • 3-time member of US Curtis Cup Team
  • 2-time US Women’s Amateur Championship Semi-Finalist
  • Member of LPGA Teachers Hall of Fame
  • Member of Iowa Sports Hall of Fame
  • Stephens College Golf Coach – 30 years
  • National Golf Coaches Hall of Fame

Jim McKinney

  • 1948 Captain University of Missouri Big 6 Champions
  • 2-time Columbia City Champion
  • 8-time Country Club of Missouri Champion
  • 6-time qualifier for US Amateur Open
  • Executive Director of Missouri Senior Golf Association

Richard Poe

  • 1972 – 1991 Head Golf Professional for Country Club of Missouri
  • 1975 – 1990 Founded and Directed Missouri Open
  • 1997 – 1998 University of Missouri Head Coach Men’s Golf
  • 2-time Big 8 Coach of the Year
  • 1991 Present Director of Golf at A.L. Gustin Golf Course
  • 1996 Present Owner of Perche Creek Golf Club
  • 1999 Elected to PGA National Board of Directors
  • 2003 Inducted into Gateway PGA Hall of Fame

Dorothy Sappington Holsinger

  • 1932 Florida Women’s Amateur Champion
  • 5-time Winner of Missouri Sand Greens Championship
  • 1957-1972 First Women’s Golf Coach at University of Missouri
  • 1957 Columbia Female Athlete of the Year
  • 1961 Started the first Missouri State Girls Golf Tournament
  • Helped form the Missouri Women’s Golf Association
  • 2002 Women’s Sports Network Sports Woman of the Year

Earl Stone

  • 1967 – 1980 Director of A.L. Gustin Golf Course
  • Son Tommy was Golf Course Superintendent at Country Club of Missouri from 1972 – 1994
  • Son Larry ran Stephens Golf Course from 1976 – 1998

2011 Hall of Fame Honorees

Al Chandler

  • 1962-1984 Golf Professional – Columbia Country Club
  • 1966-1977 University of Missouri Men’s Golf Coach
  • Qualified for 8 U.S. Open Championships
  • Qualified for 8 PGA Championships
  • Qualified for 4 U.S. Senior Open Championships
  • Qualified for 4 U.S. Senior PGA Championships
  • 6-time Gateway PGA Player of the Year
  • 2-time member of the PGA National Board of Directors

Charles W. Digges Sr.

  • Founder & Chairman of Phil Cotton Tournament
  • Original Member of Country Club of Missouri
  • Member of Mid-Missouri Intercity Teams at Columbia Country & Country Club of Missouri for over 40 years
  • Dedicated supporter of golf in Columbia for his lifetime

Anna Sue Faurot

  • 1935 Served on the Board of Directors of the First Women’s Golf Association
  • 1936 Beat Babe Didrikson Zarharias in the Trans Mississippi Amateur
  • 1969 Started Missouri Junior Golf Association
  • 1978 President of Missouri Women’s Golf Association
  • Served 10 years on the USGA Junior Golf Committee
  • 6-time Columbia Country Club Women’s Champion
  • 3-time Country Club of Missouri Women’s Champion

1949 University of Missouri Men’s Golf Team

  • Big 7 Champions
  • Chawncey Simpson
  • Jim McKinney
  • Jim Rollins
  • Don Provo
  • Lowery Henley
  • John Pierce

2012 Hall of Fame Honorees

Claudia Bess

  • 9-time Columbia Country Club Champion
  • 5-time Columbia Country Club Runner-Up
  • 2-time Moberly Ladies Invitational Champion
  • Forest Hills Invitational Champion
  • Missouri Women’s Golf Association Champion

Rick Gray

  • 2-time Conference Golf Champion Hickman High School
  • 1964 Phil Cotton Champion
  • 1966 Phil Cotton Champion
  • 1970 All-U.S. Military Service Champion

Robert W. Martin

  • 1974 Phil Cotton Champion
  • 1965 Columbia City Champion
  • 2-time Columbia Senior Champion
  • 9-time Columbia Super Senior Champion
  • 2-time Missouri Senior Series Champion

Dee Sanders

  • 9-time Columbia City Champion
  • 10-time Runner-Up Columbia City Champion
  • 4-time Columbia Senior Champion
  • 1995 Francis Hagan Match Play Champion
  • 2005 Missouri Mid Amateur Champion
  • 9-time Hieronymous Cup Participant
  • 4-time USGA Championship Qualifier

2013 Hall of Fame Honorees

Tommy Stone

  • 1968-1972 Columbia Country Club Golf Course Superintendent
  • 1972-1994 Country Club of Missouri Golf Course Superintendent
  • 1994-1999 Old Warson Country Club Golf Course Superintendent
  • 1999-2006 A.L. Gustin Golf Course Director of Golf Course Operations
  • 1972 Established the first zoysia course in Missouri
  • Original Member of the Missouri Valley Turfgrass Association

Dennis Goettel

  • 1977 Phil Cotton Champion
  • 1977 Missouri Amateur Champion
  • 1976-1977 U.S. Amateur Qualifier
  • 1978 Gateway PGA Champion
  • 1980 U.S. Open Qualifier
  • 2006 Gateway PGA Teacher of the Year

Sara Hulse

  • 14-time Country Club of Missouri Women’s Club Champion
  • 2-time Central Missouri Women’s Champion
  • 1987-1990 Missouri Girls Golf Association Director
  • WMGA Board Member for 20 years
  • 2001-Present MSWGA Board Member and Tournament Chair
  • 1973-1995 Began and Coached Hickman Girls Golf

2014 Hall of Fame Honorees

Barbara Blanchar

  • 5-time Missouri State Champion at High School, Junior, and Women’s level
  • 1986-1990 University of Missouri Women’s Golf Team
  • 1990 USGA Women’s public links Runner-up
  • 2010 Gateway PGA Junior Leader of the Year
  • 2013 Gateway PGA Teacher of the Year
  • 13-time Gateway PGA Player of the Year

Hardeep Bhullar

  • 8 years Director of Columbia City Championship
  • 1997 Columbia Senior Champion
  • 3-time Columbia Stroke Play Champion
  • 7-time Columbia Country Club Senior Champion
  • Served 21 years on Columbia Parks and Recreation Golf Commission

2015 Hall of Fame Honoree

John Weston

  • Captain of MU golf team, 1976-78
  • 2-time Columbia City Champion
  • Founder & Executive Director of Columbia Golf Foundation, 2009-Present
  • Columbia Senior Champion
  • 2005 Missouri Senior Amateur Champion

2016 Hall of Fame Honoree

Tom Loyd

  • 1968 Missouri High School Champion
  • 1968-1972 University of Missouri Golf Team
  • 1974 Alaska Amateur Champion
  • 1978 – 1998 MU Men’s Assistant Golf Coach
  • 1998 – 2001 MU Women’s Head Golf Coach
  • PGA Teaching Professional