Hollis Stacy to be inducted into Hall of Fame
Four-time major winner Hollis Stacy has been selected to the
World Golf Hall of Fame.
Hall of Fame CEO Jack Peter and LPGA Tour Commissioner Michael
Whan announced the selection Thursday at the tour’s season-ending
Titleholders event. Stacy, selected through the veterans category,
will be inducted into the Hall of Fame on May 7 at World Golf
Village in St. Augustine, Fla.
”When Mike Whan called me and said that Jack Peter was on the
other line, I thought, `Uh oh!’ I was speechless. I totally did not
expect it,” Stacy said. ”I’m just overwhelmed. I am humbled and
so excited. It’s such a great honor to be in the same group with
friends like JoAnne Carner, Nancy Lopez, Patty Sheehan, Betsy King
and Mickey Wright.”
Stacy won 18 times in her 26-year LPGA Tour career. She won the
U.S. Women’s Open in 1977, 1978 and 1984, and also won the 1983
Peter Jackson Classic – later named the du Maurier Classic. She
also won the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship from 1969-71.
”On behalf of the LPGA, I would like to congratulate Hollis
Stacy on this well-deserved honor,” Whan said. ”Hollis was always
known as an extremely competitive player with an impeccable short
game and one of the most creative golf minds of her time. More
importantly, she will long be remembered as a truly nice person
with a passion for golf and life. She is an ambassador for women’s
golf and we could not be more proud of her.”
Stacy will join Phil Mickelson in the induction class. The Hall
of Fame will round out the class by announcing the inductees from
the international ballot and lifetime achievement categories.