Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NJSGA Hall of Fame Class of 2020 which includes Leighton Calkins, Michael Cestone, Sherry Herman, John McDermott and Allan Small will be honored on a date to be determined in 2021. Please visit NJSGA.org in the Spring of 2021 for information regarding the ceremony.
The Nomination Process
Anyone may nominate a person (living or deceased) for admission to the NJSGA Hall of Fame. The Nominating Committee shall recommend annually, by a simple majority vote, to the Hall of Fame Committee a slate of nominees for consideration to the NJSGA Hall of Fame.
A nominee shall be inducted into the NJSGA Hall of Fame upon a vote of 80% of the Hall of Fame Committee certifying that the nominee has BOTH:
Made an extraordinary and remarkable contribution to, or impact on, the game of golf in the State of New Jersey as a player (amateur or professional), club professional, superintendent, architect, golf industry participant or other person involved in the game of golf in the State of New Jersey; AND
A strong connection to the State of New Jersey by virtue of being:
a. A New Jersey resident for at least 10 years at any time; or
b. A New Jersey resident during the period of accomplishment; or
c. A member or employee of a New Jersey golf club or facility during the individual’s period of accomplishment and holding him/herself out as representing such New Jersey club or facility during such period of accomplishment; or
d. In the judgment of the Hall of Fame Committee, in possession of unique and substantial connections to the State of New Jersey, without regard to residency.
Accumulates and vets nomination forms considering all relevant data.
Adds pertinent information to nomination form.
Prepares a slate of credible nominations to Hall of Fame Committee.
Hall of Fame Committee
The committee reviews the candidates submitted by the Nominating Committee and votes to induct the individuals.
Nominations not selected for Hall of Fame remain nominations for 3 years.
Timeline of Nomination Process
June 1 - Nominations Open
December 15 - Nominations Close
December 15 thru January 15 - Vetting of submissions by Nominating Committee
January 15 - Proposal of nominees to Hall of Fame Committee
February 1 – Announcement of Class
May - Induction Ceremony