Planet Golf — 20 October 2016 by GW staff and news services
Love III heads World Golf HOF picks


ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum has announced its 2017 Induction Class: Henry Longhurst, Davis Love III, Meg Mallon, Lorena Ochoa and Ian Woosnam.

These five new members will be enshrined at the World Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City during the week of the Presidents Cup.

These five Inductees will bring the total number of World Golf Hall of Fame Members to 155.

“Thanks to the hard work and diligence of both the Selection Sub-Committee and the Selection Commission, we have the privilege of bringing in one of our strongest classes to date,” said Jack Peter, President of the World Golf Hall of Fame. “We look forward to an exciting year ahead as we prepare for the Induction Ceremony, which will be hosted appropriately in the ‘city of dreams’ – New York City – this September.”

The Class of 2017 was elected by the Hall of Fame’s Selection Commission, which debated a group of 16 Finalists. The five members of the Class of 2017 each passed the required 75 percent voting threshold – approval by at least 12 of the 16 members.

The Selection Commission was co-chaired by Hall of Fame Members Nancy Lopez, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Annika Sorenstam and included the Members of the World Golf Foundation Board of Directors and a mix of institutional and at-large seats.

The Commission elected the Class of 2017 from 16 Finalists, which were vetted by the Hall of Fame’s Selection Sub-Committee. The Sub-Committee vetted every candidate that met the qualifications of the Hall of Fame’s four Induction categories.

It presented the following group of Finalists to the Commission:Susie Berning, Johnny Farrell, Max Faulkner, Peggy Kirk Bell, Catherine Lacoste, Henry Longhurst, Davis Love III, Meg Mallon, Graham Marsh, Lorena Ochoa, Sandra Palmer, Calvin Peete, Samuel Ryder, Macdonald Smith, Jan Stephenson and Ian Woosnam.

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