Inductees

Hall of Fame Inductees

1990

  • Bob Astleford, Omaha
  • Johnny Goodman, Omaha
  • Sam Reynolds, Omaha
  • Del Ryder, Grand Island
  • Bill Schuchart, Omaha
  • Dorothy Schwartzkopf, Lincoln

1991

  • Lucile Mann, Omaha
  • Betty Marchese, Omaha
  • Harry Obitz, Red Cloud
  • John Schumacher, NE City

1992

  • Rodney Bliss, Omaha
  • Jim English, Omaha
  • Jean Hyland, Lincoln
  • Bob Popp, Omaha

1993

  • John Frillman, Omaha
  • Wilma Gilliland, Kimball
  • Christine S. Schroff, Lincoln

1994

  • Wally Hopp, Hastings
  • Ralph Williamson, Lincoln
  • Gary Wiren, Omaha

1995

  • Byron Adams, Lincoln
  • Joseph Hadwick, Lincoln
  • Matt Zadalis, Omaha

1996

  • Al Beister, Fremont
  • Robert Fraser, Omaha
  • Elizabeth Murray, Lincoln

1997

  • Dean Candea, North Platte
  • Dick Spangler, Lincoln

1998

  • Ben Cowdery, Omaha
  • Phyllis Larson, Omaha
  • William Richards, Lincoln

1999

  • Stanley Davies, Omaha
  • Susan Marchese, Omaha
  • Dean Wilson Jr., Omaha

2000

  • Charlie Borner Jr., Lincoln
  • Gene Chadwell, Lincoln
  • Doug Petersan, Stanton
  • Ralph Reed, Lincoln

2001

  • Don Bridge, Norfolk
  • Gene Johnson, Omaha
  • Frank Rose, Fairbury

2002

  • Dan Bahensky, Kearney
  • Val Skinner, North Platte

2003

  • Dick Knight, Omaha
  • Tom Olson, Omaha
  • Nanette Circo, Omaha

2004

  • Bob Schuchart, Lincoln
  • Larry Sock, Lincoln
  • Jim White, Lincoln

2005

  • Merle Backlund, Grand Island
  • Don Spomer, Fremont
  • Tom Sieckmann, Omaha

2006

  • Mike Hughett, Lincoln
  • Jon Sajevic, Fremont
  • Bea Rohman
  • Gary Gruenemeier

2007

  • Francis Galus Sempek, Omaha
  • Elmer McKinney, Kearney
  • Pete Godwin, Omaha

2008

  • Knox Jones, Lincoln
  • Dick Bolin, Gering
  • Dave Clouse, Friend
  • Dorothy Bowman, Kearney

2010

  • Catherine Curry, Columbus
  • Michael Schuchart, Lincoln

2012

  • Alexander Findlay
  • Cathy Nelson
  • Bud Williamson Jr.

2014

  • Mark Calcavecchia
  • Mike Klein
  • Jerry Fisher

2016

  • William “Skip” Gist
  • James Sieckmann
  • Thomas Weekes

 

Dr. Herbert H. Davis Memorial Award

For years, Herb and John Davis wanted to establish an award in the memory of their father, Dr. Herbert H. Davis, who spent much of his life working to make golf better for everyone in Nebraska. They felt the recipient of such an award should also be an individual, or a group of people, who made such an effort behind the scenes without proper public recognition.

This, in 1988, the Dr. Herbert H. Davis Memorial Award was born. In 1991, the Nebraska Golf Hall of Fame instituted a “Special Recognition Award” that had almost identical criteria for nominations. Realizing a great duplication of effort existed, the Davis family and the Hall of Fame board of directors combined the two awards.

In 2003, Herb Davis died while on a golf trip to one of his favorite courses, Sand Hills Golf Club. The Dr. Herbert H. Davis and Herbert H. Davis Jr. Award now is presented annually in their memory.

Those who have previously been honored as recipients of the Davis Memorial award and/or the Hall of Fame’s Special Recognition Award:

1988

  • Harold Glissman, Omaha

1989

  • Don Lee, Omaha

1990

  • *Del Ryder, Grand Island

1991

  • *Bob Popp, Omaha
  • Orville Olson Jr., Omaha

1992

  • Mary Walley, Hastings

1993

  • Darrell Vonnahme, Omaha

1994

  • Kevin O’Connor, Omaha

1996

  • Bill Kubly, Lincoln

1997

  • Richard Youngscap, Lincoln

1998

  • Virgil Parker, Lincoln

1999

  • University of Nebraska Turfgrass Science Team

2000

  • Omaha World-Herald Sports Department

2001

  • Lou Feuerstein, Fremont

2002

  • Paul Kunzman, Alliance

2003

  • Steve Hogan, Omaha

2004

  • Ing Maurstad of Beatrice

2005

  • Family of Herbert H. Davis and Herbert H. Davis Jr., Omaha

2006

  • Richard Watson, Lincoln

2007

  • Jerry Treadway, Kearney

2008

  • Dottie Bowman, Kearney

2010

  • Carolyn Ryder, Grand Island

2012

  • Bobbie Hopp
  • Laura Saf

2014

  • Stu Pospisil
  • Bruce Gilliland

2016

  • Nebraska Golf Association

 

* Also has been inducted into the Nebraska Golf Hall of Fame.

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