A Celebration of Golf
Colorado Golf Hall of Fame dinner a star-studded affair; Mastalir, Junior Golf Alliance, Kupcho, Polmear honored
By: Gary Baines
A sellout crowd of 190 people attended the 45th annual Colorado Golf Hall of Fame induction and awards dinner, held Sunday night at Sanctuary in Sedalia.
Included was a veritable who's who of Colorado golf, past and present. Among the many CGHOF inductees on hand were Judy Bell, the first female president of the USGA; and longtime PGA Tour players Dale Douglass, Dow Finsterwald and Mark Wiebe, who have combined to win 17 events on the PGA Tour, 16 more on PGA Tour Champions, one major championship and two senior majors.
Inducted on Sunday was M.J. Mastalir, a former CGA president and USGA Executive Committee member, while annual awards went to the Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado (Distinguished Service), Rick Polmear (Lifetime Achievement) and Jennifer Kupcho (Golf Person of the Year).
In his speech, Mastalir noted a personal bond to golf that no doubt was shared by just about everyone in the room.
"The game has provided me with a multitude of fond memories, a heck of a lot of good stories and many good friends," he said.
For a story on some of the accomplishments of Sunday's honorees, CLICK HERE.
Tom Green, who just wrapped up a 15-year-plus run as an anchor of Channel 2's "Daybreak" show, served as master of ceremonies on Sunday.