KENILWORTH, NEW JERSEY - After a prolonged delay due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the New Jersey State Golf Association Hall of Fame Classes of 2020 and 2021 will be formally inducted during a small ceremony on Wednesday, November 17. A limited number of invited guests will be present at the NJSGA headquarters at Galloping Hill Golf Course to celebrate five inductees from the Class of 2020 and three inductees from the Class of 2021.

The Class of 2020 boasts some of the Garden State’s most accomplished players, as well as Leighton Calkins, credited with developing an early iteration of golf’s handicap system. Inductees from the competitive side include Michael Cestone, winner of the 1960 U.S. Senior Amateur Championship; Sherry Herman, winner of the 2009 U.S. Women’s Senior Amateur Championship;  John McDermott, the first American-born (and two-time) U.S. Open champion, and Allan Small, the only player to win the NJSGA Amateur, Mid-Amateur and Senior Amateur championship. These five will be honored approximately 18 months after their induction was first announced.

The Class of 2021 includes “Long” Jim Barnes, a four-time major champion who served as head professional of Essex County Country Club from 1939-1942; Max Marston, a native of Cranford, who won the U.S. Amateur Championship and played on the Walker Cup team; and Marge Mason, of The Ridgewood Country Club, who won the U.S. Women’s Senior Amateur Championship and is a five-time NJSGA Women’s Amateur champion.

To learn more about the members of the Class of 2020, click here.

To learn more about the members of the Class of 2021, click here.

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