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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

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  • 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

Taylor Collins

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  • 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.

Alan Steinberg

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  • 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

Daniel Berger

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  • 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

Aaron Wise

Aaron Wise
  • Born in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Joined GCJGF in 2004
  • Finished 6th in 2007 Prestige Junior Championships
  • Completed playing junior golf in California
  • Attended University of Oregon – leading team to NCAA Championship – 2016
  • Individual winner of NCAA Championship – 2016
  • Turned Professional 2016
  • AT & T Byron Nelson Winner 2018

Paula Amoriello

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  • 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

Stefanie Kenoyer

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  • 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

Lexi Thompson

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  • 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

Kaylin Yost

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  • 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

Marty Caparros

Marty Caparros

Marty became involved in GCJGF in 2002 when his son Kristian began playing.  He was a fixture at most all events as Kristian worked his way up the ranks, eventually becoming an AJGA All American.  Marty wanted to do more for junior golf and worked with GCJGF to begin the Prestige Junior Championships.  This event quickly became a national event where several future PGA tour players participated annually; such as: Daniel Berger, Tom Lovelady, Sam Horsfeld, Curtis Thompson, Max Greyserman and many other up and coming players. Marty has continued to contribute to GCJGF and other local golf organizations, providing funding for players that required financial assistance to play golf.

 

Marty and his wife Patty, have two children. Kristian, who is currently playing on the PGA Tour Latin-America and Ashley who is attending college.