Highlights from the 2017 Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Photo: 2017 Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame inductees; Terry Walser accepting for brother Joe Walser, Bob Tway, Mark Hayes, Doug Tewell and Gil Morgan accepting for Ernie Vossler

Below are scenes from photographer Rip Stell of the 2017 Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame induction banquet Sunday night at Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. Inducted were Doug Tewell, Mark Hayes, Ernie Vossler, Joe Walser Jr. and Bob Tway.

Tewell and Tway gave heartfelt speeches about their lives and times as members of the Oak Tree Gang. Son Kelly Hayes spoke for Mark Hayes, while Gil Morgan talked about his mentor and teacher Vossler and brother Terry Walser accepted for Joe Walser. Also being recognized were scholarship recipients Chloe McKinney of Durant and Dustin Cox of Duncan and Everett Dobson Award winner Drew Posada, now golf coach at Oklahoma Baptist University.

There were many past Hall of Fame inductees in attendance as well as dignitaries from throughout the golf world, including former PGA of America executive director Jim Awtrey.

Here is a link to the induction videos narrated by Jim Nantz. Portions of the inductee’s speeches as well as other highlights will also be posted on the Hall of Fame website soon. The site, as well as www.golfoklahoma.org, contains bios of each inductee and links to feature stories and much more information about each of the inductees.

 


 

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