Golf Coaches Association of Wisconsin Hall of Fame Award
Hall of Fame nominees should include individuals who have raised the level of awareness of junior/high school golf through their distinguished achievement and excellence.
A coach will be considered primarily for his or her achievements in varsity coaching only. Nominees must exemplify the highest standards of sportsmanship, ethical conduct and moral character. To be eligible for nomination, the Committee recommends the individual has served as a varsity coach for a minimum of 15 years.
All nominees will be evaluated on their significant and/or long-term contributions to junior/high school golf, as well as to their schools and communities over a long and distinguished career. In addition, their accomplishments must be worthy of statewide recognition for them to be considered. Longevity, without meaningful statewide impact, (regional, sectional and state performance) does not constitute appropriate credentials for Hall of Fame consideration. The Hall of Fame Committee will consider a nominee’s total record of contribution to junior and high school golf in determining eligibility for candidacy and not just his/her record of service.
The Committee may waive the minimum years of service requirement when exceptional circumstances occur.
The applicant must be nominated using the form on the web site by Feb. 1. We strongly encourage that letters of recommendation be submitted from former players, administration or fellow coaches. Click here to nominate someone.
|Year Inducted||Hall of Fame Member||School|
|Rick Pladziewicz||Mount Horeb|
|2014||Steve Peterson||Wisconsin Rapids|
|2013||Rollie Christensen||Northland Pines|
|2012||Mike Duchin||Kettle Moraine|
|2011||Chuck Menzel||Green Bay Preble|
|2006||Don Marx||Madison Memorial|
|2005||Lee Kaczmarek||Waukesha South|
|2003||Mardel Allen||LaCrosse Central|
|2001||Mary Beth Nienhaus||Appleton West|
|Gayle Wilfong||Fond du Lac Goodrich|
|2000||Stu Anderson||Oconto Falls|
|1998||Al Forsythe||South Milwaukee|
|Paul Naumann||Brookfield Central|
|Roger Wiebe||Madison West|
|1993||Erv Benka||Hartford Union|
|1991||John R. Ashenfelter||Janesville Craig|
|Ted Callis||Madison East|
|Ken Check||Eagle River|
|Greg Shimanski||Madison Edgewood|
|Hugh Stewar||Racine Horlick|
|Leo K. Kerschitz||Union Grove|
|1990||Clark Byam||Madison West|
|Harry Max||Milwaukee Pulaski|
|Hal Metzen||Lake Mills|
|Gil Rodencal||Oconto Falls/Sauk Prairie|
|John Thomas||Rice Lake|