OB Sport’s Phil Green To Be Inducted Into 2014 Arizona Golf Hall of Fame
The Selectors Committee of the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame announced today the 2014 Inductees into the Hall, to be held with a Pro-Am and Ceremony on Monday, November 24th at the Gainey Ranch Golf Club in Scottsdale.
Elected are former junior golf executive Tom Cunningham, amateur and public course owner Steve Dallas, golf professional and executive Phil Green, and general manager Paul K. Skelton.
Tom Cunningham had nearly 30 years of involvement with the creation and oversight of the Junior Golf Association of Arizona, the last 20 of them as Executive Director. An ASU graduate and insurance agency executive, Cunningham was a member of the Phoenix Thunderbirds. He continues to serve as Executive Director of the Junior America’s Cup.
Steve Dallas, a Seattle native, briefly played professionally before moving to Arizona in 1984 and returning to amateur golf as a many-time champion and public golf course owner. He has served the Game through supporting tournaments, charities and as a long-time president and board member of the Alta Mesa Country Club, though he may be best remembered for his mentorship of young players, including Hall of Famer Fred Couples and current PGA Tour player Charlie Beljan.
Phil Green, a life-long Arizona resident born in Safford, is the Chief Operating Officer for OB Sports, a very successful golf course management firm. A thirty-year member of the PGA of America, his background includes all aspects of golf course operations in twenty-two states while also gaining national recognition through many industry awards, including the Southwest Section PGA Professional of the Year in 2013 and induction into their Hall of Fame.
Paul K. Skelton is recognized as one of the leading professionals in the golf and country club management field, currently the General Manager at Scottsdale’s prestigious DC Ranch Golf Club. A 1973 University of Arizona graduate, Skelton has served the Club Managers Association of America since 1992 including two years as president. His greatest service, though, is through mentorship of many individuals who have now successful careers in the golf and club management industry.
Past inductees number now ninety, and include Dr. Ed Updegraff, the Solheims, Tom Weiskopf, Bob Goldwater, Linda Vollstedt, Rick LaRose, Bill Dickey, Heather Farr and Billy Mayfair.
The Induction Ceremony will be highlighted by a pro-am followed by the dinner and ceremony at Gainey Ranch. All are invited to attend. Cost of the day including golf and the ceremony is $175, while space-available “ceremony dinner-only” tickets are $50. Tickets and information are available through the sponsoring organizations or by calling Ginger Monroy at the number listed below.