Alliss, Jenkins, Lyle, Mickelson, Stacy enter the Hall of Fame
St. Augustine, Fla. (May 7, 2012) – The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum brought its membership to 141 members on Monday, opening its doors to the Class of 2012. British broadcasting giant Peter Alliss, American sportswriting legend Dan Jenkins, European star Sandy Lyle, four-time major winner Phil Mickelson and three-time U.S. Women’s Open champion Hollis Stacy are the latest to be given “Golf’s Highest Honor.”
The evening’s events were held at World Golf Village, with the Ceremony at the St. Johns County Convention Center and the Gala afterward within the Hall of Fame. The Ceremony, which kicks off THE PLAYERS Championship week, will air on Golf Channel on Monday at 10 p.m. ET.
“We are thrilled to welcome the Class of 2012,” said Jack Peter, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the World Golf Hall of Fame. “With Inductees from on and off the course and from the United States and Europe, this class demonstrates the wonderful diversity in golf and the Hall of Fame’s membership. We’re honored to have each of them in the Hall of Fame family.”
Stacy’s career was defined by her successes in USGA events. She charged onto the golf scene by winning U.S. Girls' Junior Championship titles from 1969-71 and remains the only player ever to win that event three consecutive times. As a professional, she won U.S. Women’s Open championships in 1977, 1978 and 1984. Stacy added another major title in 1983, when she won the Peter Jackson Classic (later named the du Maurier Classic).
During her 26-year LPGA career, Stacy rang up 18 victories. In one stretch from 1977 to 1983, she registered 82 top-10 finishes.
Each Inductee donated memorabilia from their standout careers for inclusion in special Inductee Exhibits at the Hall of Fame. They include a case in Shell Hall and a permanent space in the Member Locker Room. The exhibits will be open to the public on May 8.
For more information about the World Golf Hall of Fame, the Induction Ceremony or to learn more about the 2011 Class of Inductees, visit www.WorldGolfHallofFame.org