Michigan’s Meg Mallon Inducted Into World Golf Hall of Fame

Meg Mallon teaches at a junior golf clinic at the Tullymore Classic in Michigan. Photo by Andrew Knapik.
Meg Mallon teaches at a junior golf clinic at the Tullymore Classic at Michigan’s Tullymore Golf Resort. Photo by Andrew Knapik.

Michigan Native Meg Mallon has been inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. She joins Leo Diegel, Walter Hagen and Horton Smith as the fourth member of the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame to be named to the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Meg Mallon grew up in Birmingham and maintains a summer home in Northern Michigan. She is one of 113 members of the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame

Along with Meg Mallon, the latest class of the World Golf Hall of Fame include Ian Woosnam, Davis Love III, Lorena Ochoa and Henry Longhurst, a BBC golf commentator and London Sunday Times columnist.

Mallon is the most successful woman professional from Michigan in history. In her career, she won four major championships, including two US Open titles (1991, 2004), along with 18 career LPGA wins. She also was part of eight Solheim Cup teams, including serving as Captain and Assistant to the Captain. In Michigan, Meg Mallon was the 1983 winner of what became the Michigan Women’s Amateur Championship.

Michigan Golf Hall of Fame Raising Funds For Permanent Home

The plaque commemorating Mallon’s achievements in the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame, along with memorabilia, are awaiting a new home as a $4 million fundraising campaign continues for the permanent home for the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame at Katke Golf Course at Ferris State University.

The fundraising campaign is past the halfway point with Ferris State University having pledged $1 million and total gifts and pledges totaling more than $2.1 million. A goal has been set to complete the fundraising by the end of 2016 so that construction can begin on schedule in June of 2017.

For more information about the Campaign for the PGA Professional Golf Learning Center and the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame at Ferris State University visit: www.ferris.edu/giving/PGM

For more information about the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame, please visit www.michigan-golf-foundation.com

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