Class of 2001

 Judy Bell

Judy Bell

Volunteers are the core of what makes golf the great game that it is and Judy Bell has been a tireless leader. For her lifelong commitment to golf, Bell earned a well-deserved place in the World Golf Hall of Fame through the Lifetime Achievement category. While she is best remembered as the first female president …

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 Donna Caponi

Donna Caponi

As a child, Donna Caponi dreamed of making the winning putt on the final hole to capture the U.S. Women’s Open, but she never imagined the scenario to win her first-ever LPGA tournament in golf’s biggest event. Facing a four-foot putt on the 72nd hole to win the 1969 U.S. Open, Caponi lined up the …

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 Greg Norman

Greg Norman

Australian Greg Norman dominated the golf world for much of the 1980s and early 1990s with his aggressive game and charismatic demeanor. Labeled the “Great White Shark” by a newspaper columnist during the 1981 Masters, he is one of the most recognizable sports figures whose professional career produced 86 international victories, including two British Opens. …

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 Allan Robertson

Allan Robertson

Allan Robertson was practically born into golf. Born in 1815 in St. Andrews, Scotland, Robertson’s family reflects the emergence of the game. His grandfather was a caddie at St. Andrews and his father was senior caddie of those who served the Royal and Ancient. Both men were feathery ball-makers of the highest repute and Allan …

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 Karsten Solheim

Karsten Solheim

Karsten Solheim revolutionized golf club design and manufacturing, thereby making the game easier and more enjoyable for hundreds of thousands of amateur golfers. Elected into the World Golf Hall of Fame in the lifetime achievement category, Solheim is heralded as a golf innovator who changed the game by examining the mechanics and technology of the …

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 Payne Stewart

Payne Stewart

Payne Stewart will be remembered for many achievements. But Stewart had one of the most stylish swings of the modern era. It was not the structured action of many of today’s players, but rather a long and wonderfully graceful and fluid movement. Stewart’s clothes were as stylish as his swing. His outlandish plus-fours, tam and …

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