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Hall of Fame

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HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

GCJGF’s Board of Directors has established a Hall of Fame to honor former members that went on to excel in golf and for individuals who made an exceptional difference with the program.  A nominating committee will present the Directors with a list of people to be considered for election to the Hall of Fame, based on the following criteria:

  • Hall of Fame Nominating Committee is made up of Board Members serving a two year term.
  • The Nominee must be a High School Graduate.
  • The Nominee must be a Member or Person that made an exceptional contribution or outstanding performance in golf.
  • The Nominee must be at least 5 years removed from GCJGF
  • The Nominee must have been active a minimum of 5 years in GCJGF
  • The Nominee must have competed in a minimum of 30 events in GCJGF
  • The Hall of Fame Nominating Committee will propose the names to the Board of Directors at a  regular meeting.
  • Board Members in attendance will vote for which Nominees are elected to the Hall of Fame.
  • The Nominee must receive a minimum of 60% of the Directors voting to win induction.

GCJGF HALL OF FAME MEMBERS

Wayne McKinney

  • Elected 2014
  • 1959 – 1962 United States Navy – Petty Officer – Honorable Discharge
  • 1964 – 1978 General Manager & Head Golf Professional at four Country Clubs and Resorts
  • 1971 – Became involved in junior golf with the International Pee Wee Championships conducted at Cypress Creek GC, Orlando, FL
  • 1994 – Volunteered with the JGA of Broward County
  • 1995 – 2003 – 2015 – JGA of Broward County – Waston Award
  • 1996 – 1998 – Member of JGA of Broward County Board of Directors and Executive Director
  • 1998 – Co-Founder of Gold Coast Junior Golf Foundation
  • 1998 – Present – Executive Director GCJGF
  • ​2002-2003 – City of Boca Raton – Part-Time Employee of the Year
  • 2008 – First person elected to the JGA of Broward County Hall of Fame
  • 2008 & 2015 – Finalist for the South Florida PGA Hall of Fame
  • 2017 JGA of Broward Lifetime Achievement Award

Paula Amoriello

  • Elected 2014
  • 1990 – Became active in JGA of Broward County
  • 1993 – Treasurer of JGA of Broward County
  • 1995 – Vice-President of JGA of Broward County
  • 1997 – Present – President of JGA of Broward County
  • 1998 – Co-Founder of Gold Coast Junior Golf Foundation
  • 1998-2012- President of GCJGF
  • 2005 – Associated with Majorie Stoneman Douglas HS Golf Teams
  • 2012 – 2016- Immediate Past President
  • 2016 – Present- Vice President

Taylor Collins

  • Elected 2015
  • 2004 – Prestige Junior Championships Girls 13 – 15 Winner
  • 2005 – Prestige Junior Championships Girls 16 – 18 Winner
  • Member of the first three NCAA Championship-winning Nova Southeastern University teams in both school and program history (2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Won the 2011 NCAA individual National title, posting a record for score in relation to par in any NCAA Division (10-under 278), as well as the same standard across all levels for a single round (a 6-under 66 in the third round).
  • Still the program record-holder for a lowest round as well, both as a total and in relation to par.
  • Three-time NCAA All-American (2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11)
  • Two-time All-unshine State Conference selection (2009-10, 2010-11)
  • Invited to participate in Golf Channel’s Big Break Mexico, which she won.
  • Big Break Reynolds Plantation  and Big Break Reynolds Plantation – Reunion.
  • Turned Professional 2012, joining the LPGA Symetra Tour.

Stefanie Kenoyer

  • Elected 2015
  • 2004 – Prestige Junior Championships Girls 16 – 18 Winner
  • 2005 – Prestige Junior Championships Girls 16 – 18 Third Place
  • All Scholar Women’s Golf Coaches Association Team (National Golf Coaches Association) 2008-2009
  • Southern Conference Champion 2008 & 2009
  • Southern Conference Player of Year 2009 & 2010
  • Furman Student-Athlete Achievement Award 2011
  • All Southern Conference 2011
  • Career Stroke Average 2007-2011 121 Rounds 74.68
  • Ranks #1 Career Stroke Average for Furman Players with 100 + Rounds
  • Competed in four U.S. Women’s Amateur Championships (2007-2010)
  • Competed in the 2009 U.S. Women’s Open Championship
  • Selected to compete and finished eighth individually in the 2010 World Collegiate Championships in Malaga, Spain.
  • Turned Professional in 2011, joining the LPGA Symetra Tour
  • Invited to participate in Golf Channel’s Big Break Mexico.
  • Big Break NFL Puerto Rico and Big Break Reynolds Plantation – Reunion

Alan Steinberg

  • Elected 2015
  • 1978 – Graduate of University of South Florida
  • 1978 – Present – South Florida Business Executive
  • 1999 – became associated with junior golf when his son started playing in the JGA of Broward County.
  • 2001 – JGA’s Watson award for his outstanding contribution as a volunteer.
  • 2002 – Member of the JGA Board of Directors.
  • 2003 –  2012 – Vice President JGA of Broward County and Executive Director
  • 2004 – elected the Gold Coast Junior Golf Foundation Board of Directors.
  • 2005 – 2011 – Vice President of GCJGF
  • 2012 -2015 – President of GCJGF
  • 2016 – Present – Immediate Past President and Vice President – GCJGF
  • 2007 – 2012 – USF Alumni Board of Directors
  • 2007 – Present – Co-Chair of the USF Alumni Broward Chapter
  • ​2016 – JGA of Broward County Hall of Fame

Lexi Thompson

  • Elected 2014
  • 2000 – Joined Gold Coast Junior Golf Foundation
  • 2002 – Player of the Year Girls 7-9
  • 2003 – Member of winning Team GCJGF vs Don Law Golf
  • 2003 – Recipient of PAW Award
  • 2003 – Member of GCJGF Okee-Gold Cup Team (winning all 3 points)
  • 2004 – Match Play Champion Girls 7-9
  • 2005 – Forward  go to  LPGA bio
  • 2016 – USA Olympian – Golf

Daniel Berger

  • Elected 2017
  • 2005 – Joined GCJGF
  • ​2007 – Prestige Junior Championships – Boys 13-14 Champion
  • 2013 – Won the Sun Trust Gator Invitational Tournament
  • Won the Seminole Invitational Tournament
  • Twice named 1st Team All-American by GCAA
  • 2013 – ​Turned Professional
  • PGA Tour Rookie of the Year
  • ​See PGA Tour bio for additional information

Kaylin Yost

  • Elected 2017
  • 2009 – Holiday Classic Champion for Girls 13-18
  • 2009 – 2nd Place Back to School Open
  • 2010 – 2nd Place Prestige Junior Championships
  • Born with dislocated hips and spent 15 mouths in full body cast
  • Learned at age 2 she only had 10% hearing in both ears
  • Graduated from Campbell University
  • 2012 & 2014 – Big South Player of the Year
  • 2012 – Won JMU Eagle Landing Invitational
  • 2012 & 2013  – Won the Fighting Camel Classic
  • 2014 Won the John Kirk Lady Panther Intercollegigate
  • 2014 Turned Professional
  • Won the Gold Medal in the 2017 DeafOlympics