Class of 2002 - MASSGOLF

CLASS OF 2002 (INAUGURAL CLASS)

The first four individuals who were inducted into the Hall of Fame are also the first four golfers who have previously been inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

The Class of 2002 features: Francis Ouimet, Donald Ross, Pat Bradley, and Fred Corcoran, all of whom are legends in their own right.

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pat bradley

Hometown

WESTFORD, MA

Induction Category

PLAYER

Birthdate

MARCH 24, 1951

Westford native Pat Bradley is one of the most accomplished female golfers of all time. Her career boasts 31 LPGA wins – including six majors –  and she is only the third player ever to achieve the LPGA career grand slam. She is a two-time LPGA Player of the Year, and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1991. Additionally, she won two New England Women’s Amateur Championships and was a member of three winning Solheim Cup teams.

To view Bradley’s World Golf Hall of Fame snapshot, CLICK HERE

 


 

FRED CORCORAN

Hometown

CAMBRIDGE, MA

Induction Category

BUILDER

Birthdate

APRIL 4, 1905

Considered the godfather of golf administration, Fred Corcoran invented modern tournament scoring as we know it. Fred got his start in golf at Belmont Country Club, where he was a caddie master at the ripe age of 12. He was one of golf’s first agents, representing clients like Sam Snead and Babe Zaharias. He helped found the LPGA and the Golf Writers Association of America, and worked for the PGA Tour from 1936-1975. Prior to his career with the PGA, Corcoran served in various roles with Mass Golf. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1975.

To view Corcoran’s World Golf Hall of Fame snapshot, CLICK HERE

 


 

FRANCIS OUIMET

Hometown

BROOKLINE, MA

Induction Category

PLAYER

Birthdate

MAY 8, 1893

 


 

Donald ROSS

Hometown

DORNOCH, SCOTLAND

Induction Category

INNOVATOR

Birthdate

NOVEMBER 23, 1872

 

Donald Ross is synonymous with iconic golf course architecture, having designed more than 400 golf courses. He began working at Oakley Country Club after moving to America from Scotland in the early 1900s, and his collection includes some of the Bay State’s most storied Member Clubs, including Essex County Club, Weston Golf Club, Winchester Country Club, and Vesper Country Club, to name just a few. Ross was also an accomplished player, having won two Massachusetts Open Open Championships as well as four top-10 finishes at the U.S. Open.

To view Ross’s World Golf Hall of Fame snapshot, CLICK HERE