Class of 2000

 Deane Beman

Deane Beman

If Yankee Stadium is the House that Ruth built, then the World Golf Hall of Fame is the House that Beman built-and now he will live there as a permanent resident. Deane Beman was a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame’s Class of 2000, selected by the World Golf Foundation board of directors …

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 Sir Michael Bonallack

Sir Michael Bonallack

Few people anywhere in the game have, or have had, the wealth of knowledge Sir Michael Bonallack brought to one of the most important roles in world golf as Secretary of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews. In recognition of his role as one of the ambassadors of the game, Bonallack was …

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 Jack Burke Jr.

Jack Burke Jr.

Jack Burke Jr. has truly had a Hall of Fame career. He has been a great champion as a player, architect of one of the country’s finest championship golf courses and has championed the purity of the game. For all of his contributions to golf, Burke was selected as the first choice to be elected …

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 Neil Coles

Neil Coles

Neil Coles championed the cause of European unity through golf for the past 29 years and continues to do so in unparalleled acts of dedication and service to his fellow professionals. In recognition of his tireless effort, Coles was selected by the World Golf Foundation Board of Directors through the Lifetime Achievement category for his …

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 Beth Daniel

Beth Daniel

Thanks to the changes to the LPGA Hall of Fame’s entrance requirements instituted in February 1999, Amy Alcott and Beth Daniel immediately met the criteria for induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Daniel, however, postponed her official induction until 2000 for reasons of symmetry. Along with 2000 being the 50th anniversary of the …

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 Juli Inkster

Juli Inkster

Juli Inkster is almost as proud of her daytime job as a Hall of Fame golfer as she is of her fulltime job as a mother of two girls, Hayley and Cori. Inkster’s achievements as an amateur alone are almost deserving of placement in the World Golf Hall of Fame. She learned the game at …

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 John Jacobs

John Jacobs

John Jacobs served a lifetime in golf and is enormously respected as the pioneering architect of Europe’s united approach to the modern game. As a Ryder Cup player, tournament winner, administrator, writer, commentator and an outstanding coach, he has reached the peak of success in many widely different areas of golf. In recognition of the …

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 Judy Rankin

Judy Rankin

Thank goodness for a phone call from Sports Illustrated, otherwise women’s golf may never have been blessed with one of its most respected figures. As Judy Rankin recounts the story, she quit golf at 16 after losing in the second round of the British Women’s Amateur. She had started playing golf at age six under …

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