Looking back at a remarkable year for golf in Oklahoma

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This was an incredible year for Oklahoma golf. From hosting the 2022 PGA Championship to the announcements of upcoming events for the Sooner state including two USGA events (the 2024 U.S. Women’s Amateur at Southern Hills and the 2025 U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship at Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club) to the more immediate five-year run of the Compliance Solutions Championship on the Korn Ferry Tour debuting in June at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club and the more recent news that LIV Golf is bringing an event to Cedar Ridge Country Club in May, the state is at the center of important events.

For the Golf Oklahoma print and digital issues, it was a heady year, highlighted by our PGA Championship Preview Issue in April and the two-part 30-year review issues in Aug.-Sept. and Oct.-Nov. Here are links to our five 2022 issues.

2022 Travel and Directory Issue

2022 PGA Championship Preview Special Issue

June-July Summer Issue, Lincoln Park Turns 100

30-Year Anniversary Special Issue (Part I)

30-Year Anniversary Special Issue (Park II)

For our daily coverage on www.golfoklahoma.org, it was a newsy year to say the least. Some amazing heartwarming stories and some sad ones, losing icons such as Jeremy Dobson, Dale McNamara, Walter Hopper and others.

Looking back at more than 700 stories we posted outside the magazines in 2022, here in rough chronological order are some of our favorites.

– Ken MacLeod

Traden Karch’s remarkable story continues with Rogers State signing

Superintendents, members, co-workers stunned by passing of The Patriot’s Jeremy Dobson

Woodward, Awtrey humbled by South Central Section Hall of Fame inductions

Dobson’s integrity, humor, dedication celebrated at The Patriot

Bills for Oklahoma Golf Day, Oklahoma Golf Trail win House passage

For her sons, Stacy P dusts off clubs, enters WAPT event at The Club at Indian Springs

Armed with unlimited mulligans, Rick Reilly sets out to match Rhein Gibson’s 55 at River Oaks

Scheffler’s Oklahoma housemates have witnessed this torrid play before, maybe even better

PGA of America contributes $250,000 to improve Tulsa city courses

Woods plays practice round at Southern Hills

On the bag for Tiger a dream afternoon for Cary Cozby

Oklahoma PGA Jr. League Team spends day with Cameron Young, glimpses Tiger

Jenni Roller shoots record-shattering 10-under 62 in Class 3A girls championship

With 2022 PGA Championship a record success, what’s next for Southern Hills?

Phillips caps magical week with tie for 17th in Kitchenaid Senior PGA Championship

Sooners, Cowboys bounced in first round of NCAA match play


Cowan, Roller win OGA Junior stroke play titles

Roller, Sands win OGA Junior Boys and Girls Championship in style

Wallace earns elusive win in OGA Stroke Play Championship

Dierinzo schools her collegiate rivals in WOGA Stroke Play Championship

Emotional Hughett dedicates 24th OGA title to son after winning Mid-Amateur in playoff

Scarberry sharper on the greens in winning WOGA State Amateur final

Restored John Conrad Golf Course draws raves at official reopening

Davis holds off Prentice for 2022 OGA State Amateur Championship

Korn Ferry Tour coming to Norman in 2023, Compliance Solutions signs five-year deal to sponsor event at Jimmie Austin

Passion, determination lead to well-deserved rarity for Cedar Ridge golfer

Kendall Dye now leads Golf Fore Africa, bringing LPGA Celebrity Pro-Am to OKC in October

Eckroat closes strong, realizes dream of earning PGA Tour card

Team Oklahoma has eyes on prize in return to PGA Jr. League Championship

Ransom donates $5 million toward new OU indoor golf performance center, renovation of Charlie Coe Center

NSU’s Petersen named 2022 Everett Dobson Award winner

Carrying forward the generous spirit of Dale McNamara

Beloved junior golf proponent Walter Hopper passes away

Sources: LIV Golf event coming to Cedar Ridge Country Club in Broken Arrow

Bonded forever by aces on McNamara’s beloved 15th hole at Cedar Ridge


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