The kindness and generosity of Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame member and long-time Lake Hefner Director of Golf Alsie Hyden was celebrated at a retirement party Sunday night at Lake Hefner, where Hyden has been running operations and giving lessons since 1968.
Emotional tributes were delivered by James Reid, the president of Golf Inc., in Oklahoma City; PGA professional Kyle Flinton, Earlywine Park Director of Golf Dan Langford, former Oklahoma City mayor and current member of the golf commission Mick Cornett and Hyden’s successor at Lake Hefner Brad Sliauter.
All related stories of how Hyden had helped foster their love of the game and his selflessness in helping others, whether he knew them or not.
Fellow professionals from across the state, salesmen, architects, industry leaders and regulars at Lake Hefner were in attendance. Langford toasted Hyden by saying that if you measure a man’s wealth by his number of friends, Hyden is the richest man alive.
Also in attendance was fellow Oklahoma City golf professional Steve Carson of Lincoln Park. Both men are set to retire on Sept. 30 and Carson will be honored at a reception Sunday at Lincoln Park.
Read Golf Oklahoma’s feature on Alsie and Steve HERE.