NCGA Hall of Fame 2013
NCGA To Induct Miller, Maltbie and Cockerill into its Hall of Fame
The Hall of Fame induction shares the stage with the annual California Golf Writers & Broadcasters Association awards banquet Feb. 5 at The Inn At Spanish Bay.
The three NCGA Hall-of-Fame inductees share Northern California roots, professional tour success and thriving careers as television announcers:
- Kay Cockerill – The San Jose native followed a stellar amateur career at UCLA, where she captured two straight U.S. Women’s Amateurs, with 10 years on the LPGA Tour. Cockerill now works as a on-course commentator for The Golf Channel
- Roger Maltbie – The Modesto native grew up in San Jose and attended San Jose State. He played on the PGA Tour for more than 20 years, racking up five victories. Maltbie now serves as the lead on-course commentator for NBC Sports.
- Johnny Miller – The 25-time winner on the PGA Tour was born and raised in San Francisco. After an All-American career at Brigham Young, Miller captured two majors – the U.S. and British Opens – and was PGA Tour Player of the Year in 1974 when he captured eight titles. Miller has served as the lead golf analyst for NBC Sports since 1990.
The NCGA Hall Of Fame Class will participate in a lively Q&A presentation.
Heading the list of those to be honored at the 54rd CGWBA gala event is LPGA Tour veteran Pat Hurst, a native of San Leandro, who is to be inducted into the CGWBA Hall of Fame.
Also being honored by the CGWBA are:
- Steve Desimone, Jack Lemmon Ambassador Of Golf Award: member of the Golf Coaches’ Association of America Hall of Fame, in his 34th season as the UC-Berkeley men’s golf coach
- Glen Albaugh, Golden State Award: longtime University of the Pacific golf coach, has shared his knowledge and insights of the game with generations of amateur, collegiate and pro tour players
- Alan Shipnuck, Distinguished Media Award: Monterey Bay area native, author of several golf books, one of the senior golf writers at Sports Illustrated / GOLF.com
Invitations to the ceremony are to be mailed in mid-December. For more details and to inquire about special group tables, contact Hunter Public Relations Special Events, (831) 375-1747.