HOFlogo_dkgreentransparent_websitejpgThe West Virginia Golf Foundation was formed in 1999, when the major associations of golf joined forces to create the West Virginia Golf Hall of Fame and William C. Campbell Scholarship Fund.

The West Virginia Golf Hall of Fame enshrined its first members in 2009 with William C. Campbell and Sam Snead. Since then, one new member has been added each year, and we will continue to recognized those who have made such a profound impact on the game of golf in the Mountain State.

Nominations for the 2016 Class are now being accepted until April 1.
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2015 Inductees

Sally Carroll, of Wheeling, was a staple in shaping women’s golf in West Virginia beginning in the late-50’s. A tremendous player in her own right, Carroll was a 7-time Women’s WV Amateur Champion claiming victories in ’59, ’60, ’63, ’64, ’67, ’68, and 1970. She also won the WV Senior Women’s Amateur in ’77, ’86, and 1987. Her accomplishments on course were not just tied to West Virginia Championships but also on the national level as Carroll finished as the second Low Amateur in two separate US Women’s Open Championships. While her play on the course certainly made her a well-known player within the state, Carroll’s most impactful role in golf may have been from her time spent giving back to the game. For 20 years, Carrol served on the USGA Women’s Committee and was the chairperson of the US Girl’s Junior Championship Committee as well as serving as President of the US Women’s Golf Association. A 1948 alumna of Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Carroll was honored in 2009 when the University created the Sally Carroll Golf Open which still is played to this day.

Steve Fox, of Huntington, has been a pillar of golf in West Virginia for many years. His laundry list of accomplishments on-course is staggering and his dominant play continues to this very day. His accolades include 2-time West Virginia Amateur Champion (’88, ’94), WV Mid-Amateur Champion, 5-time WV Senior Amateur Champion, 11-time WV Four-Ball Champion, 4-time WV Senior Four-Ball Champion, and 2014 WV Senior Open Champion. On a national level, Fox has also found much success. He has participated in the US Amateur four times, the US Mid-Amateur two times, and the US Senior Amateur twice in which he qualified for the match play portion of the championship both times. Fox has also been a member of the West Virginia State Team on three separate occasions and has been named West Virginia Player of the Year twice as well as West Virginia Senior Player of the Year a record nine times; with the most recent being in 2014. An active member at Guyan Golf and Country Club, Fox currently serves as the President of the West Virginia Golf Association; a position that he has held since 2013.

Larry Martin came to West Virginia in 1974 where he started as an assistant golf professional at Parkersburg Country Club and later become the Head Golf Professional as well as General Manager. In 1976 he was the youngest Class A Golf Professional in The United States at the age of 23. Martin spent 25 years with Parkersburg Country Club and 18 of those as both General Manager and Head Golf Professional doing everything he could to promote amateur golf in not only Parkersburg but for the entire state of West Virginia. Martin was instrumental in helping raise approximately a half a million dollars to Parkersburg area charities through The Annual Sour Mash Open, as well as fundraisers for the Bryce/Litzkie scholarship, which is presented to High School Seniors with high academic achievements and a strong interest in golf. There was no denying that one of Martin’s most endearing tasks was promoting Junior Golf within the state of West Virginia. Beginning in 1984 as the Top Flite Junior Tour Martin had one goal in mind: to promote junior golf and give junior golfers from West Virginia and surrounding states the opportunity to play affordable tournament golf. Now, 30 years later, the Callaway Junior Tour, continues to grow and succeed with over 400 kids playing more than 2,000 rounds of competition golf during the summer months. Martin’s philanthropy with the game of golf didn’t go unnoticed as Martin was named PGA Professional of the Year ten times as well as Merchandiser of the year in 1986. Martin was also named Junior Leader of the year six times by the PGA of America Tri-State Section, and in 2005 was awarded with the Bill Strausbaugh Award which is given to those who demonstrate a true dedication to the game. In 2005, Martin was also named one of Golf World Business’ top-25 sales reps in the country, and in 2008 was named the Callaway Golf Salesman of the Year.

Members (listed alphabetically):

Stuart Bloch (2014)
William C. Campbell (2009)
Sally Carrol (2015)
Patrick D. Carter (2013)
Steve Fox (2015)
Larry Martin (2015)

Harold Payne (2011)
Julius Pollock (2013)
Fritzi Stifel Quarrier (2014)
Sam Snead (2009)
Denny Shute (2012)
Ed Tutwiler, Jr. (2010)