MARIETTA, Ga. – The Georgia State Golf Association is pleased to announce the 2017 inductees into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame:
- Stewart E. Cink of Duluth, Ga., is former standout of the Georgia Tech golf program and a major champion on the PGA TOUR who has brought honor to the game both as an amateur and as a professional;
- Joseph Cooper (Joe) Inman, Jr., of Marietta, Ga., is the head coach of the Georgia State University men’s program and a longtime professional golfer with success on the PGA and Champions Tours;
- Jefferson B. A. (Jeff) Knox of Augusta, Ga., is an accomplished lifelong amateur golfer on the state and national levels and has made an impact in the community on and off the course;
- James W. (Jim) Stamps (posthumous induction) was a head golf professional and teacher of the game in Georgia with a distinguished playing career as an amateur and professional
The Georgia Golf Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Ceremony will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at the Atlanta Athletic Club in Johns Creek.
The Atlanta Athletic Club holds a long and storied place in the history of golf in the state of Georgia, as the home club of the greatest amateur golfer of them all, Bobby Jones, along with no less than 14 other members of the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame. The club hosted its third PGA Championship in 2011, and most recently hosted the U.S. Amateur Championship, its sixth USGA national championship, in 2014.
Chuck Palmer, chairman of the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame Committee, said, “The Hall of Fame Committee, along with Kim Cox, director of the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame, thoroughly vetted the nominations for the Hall of Fame, and we are elated to announce the Class of 2017 who will be inducted into the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame. I appreciate all the committee members who contributed their time and efforts in selecting this terrific class. We look forward to celebrating the accomplishments of these worthy individuals.”