Congratulations to Walden Member Doug Hauenstein

NOGA HALL OF FAME TO INDUCT WALDEN MEMBER DOUG HAUENSTEIN & 2 OTHERS

Ceremony open to all NOGA members, friends and northeast Ohio golfers – we hope you join us!

The Northern Ohio Golf Association Hall of Fame is proud to announce that its 11th class of honorees will be inducted on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Club Walden in Aurora. The NOGA Hall of Fame recognizes those who have made a profound impact on the game of golf in northeast Ohio whether as a competitor, teacher, coach and all facets of the game. Three of the best golfers from different areas in northeast Ohio golf history – Mary K. Browne, Doug Hauenstein and Vicki (Singleton) Harshberger – will be inducted into the NOGA Hall of Fame for their golfing accomplishments and positively influencing the game in our area. These inductees are true ambassadors of the game and share the NOGA mission of “Promoting Golf and Preserving the Traditions and Integrity of the Game.”

The NOGA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is open to all NOGA members, friends and northeast Ohio golfers. The ceremony will begin with dinner-style hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar at 4:30 p.m. The NOGA Players of the Year and special awards will be recognized beginning at 6:00 p.m., followed by the NOGA Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

We hope that you will join us for this wonderful event as we honor three outstanding golfers. The cost for the event is $40 per person (includes hors d’oeuvres). Please complete and return the linked registration form with payment to NOGA. If you have any questions about the evening, please contact us at (440) 686-1070 or email NOGA Executive Director Scotte Rorabaugh at scotte@noga.org or noga@noga.org. All reservations must be made through NOGA for this event.

2013 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

MARY K. BROWNE- One of the first female athletes with rare versatility, Mary K. Browne excelled in both golf and tennis. A member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Browne was recognized as the first American woman to play professional tennis. She won three consecutive singles, doubles and mixed doubles titles at the U.S. National Tennis Championship in 1912-14. Even though she didn’t begin playing golf until her late 20s, she was one of the finest female golfers in northeast Ohio golf lore. Browne won the 1931 Ohio Women’s Amateur title, along with capturing four Cleveland Women’s Golf Association championships in 1931, 1932, 1934 and 1935. She also was the runner-up in the 1924 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship.

DOUG HAUENSTEIN – Over the past 25 years, the NOGA record book has been filled by the name Doug Hauenstein. With a record-tying five Northeast Ohio Amateur titles (1989, 1991, 1992, 1998, 2001), Hauenstein has been one of the most accomplished players in northeast Ohio amateur golf. The three-time NOGA Player of the Year in 1998, 1999 and 2002, he has also captured titles in Stroke Play (1998, 2000), Match Play (1997, 1998), Four-Ball Match Play (2001) and Tournament of Champions (1998). Hauenstein played the mini tours as a professional for several years in the mid-1990s or he likely would have added even more titles to his stellar record.

VICKI (SINGLETON) HARSHBERGER – Prior to competing on the LPGA Tour from 1980-1985, Vicki Singleton was one of the top amateur golfers in Ohio. Singleton, married to Brian Harshberger for more than 30 years, won the Ohio Women’s Amateur title in 1977 and 1979, the latter played at her “home club” at Elyria Country Club. The Oberlin native also advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Women’s Amateur in 1978 and the semifinals in 1979, where she lost to future LPGA star Patty Sheehan. She was also a 1st Team All-American at Arizona State University in 1979 when she won two collegiate events.

We invite you to join us in honoring the three newest inductees into the NOGA Hall of Fame on Thursday, October 17 at Club Walden. We look forward to seeing you there.

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