Class of 2014 - MASSGOLF

CLASS OF 2014

A six-time PGA Tour winner, a seven-time Massachusetts Amateur champion, and two pioneering sisters from the North Shore were among the accolades of those enshrined into the Hall of Fame in 2014.

This class was inducted at the Massachusetts Golf Hall of Fame Gala, which was held October 16, 2014, at Blue Hill Country Club in Canton.

The Class of 2014 features: Ted Bishop, The Curtis Sisters, Joanne Goodwin, Paul Harney, Bob Toski & Fred Wright.

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TED BISHOP

Hometown

NATICK, MA

Induction Category

PLAYER

Birthdate

JANUARY 10, 1913

 

Hailing from Natick, Ted Bishop had one of the longest strings of success after being reinstated as an amateur in the 1930s. Bishop won the Massachusetts Amateur three times between 1940 and 1961 and also captured two New England Amateur titles. His biggest win came during the 1946 U.S. Amateur when he defeated Smiley Quick on the 37th hole of the 36-hole final match at the historic Baltusrol Golf Club in New Jersey. A member of Woodland Golf Club, Bishop also helped the U.S. win the Walker Cup in 1947 and 1949.

 


 

CURTIS sisters

Hometown

MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA, MA

Induction Category

PLAYER

Birthdates

HARRIOT: JUNE 30, 1881

MARGARET: OCTOBER 8, 1883

 

Both Margaret and Harriot Curtis were victorious at the state and national level, often competing against each other in historic events. Margaret won the Massachusetts Women’s Amateur four times (1901, 1907, 1908, and 1914), while Harriot captured the title in 1920. Harriot won the 1906 U.S. Amateur at Brae Burn CC, and the following year, Margaret won the title by defeating her sister in the Championship Match, the only time in event history siblings have met in the final. Their legacy carries on today as together they helped create the Curtis Cup, a biennial competition featuring the best female amateurs from the U.S. competing against Great Britain & Ireland.

 


 

JOANNE GOODWIN

Hometown

PLYMOUTH, MA

Induction Category

PLAYER

Born

1936

 

Considered one of the most successful players in Massachusetts women’s amateur golf history, Goodwin won just about every women’s individual golf championship event the state and region had to offer at the time. In addition to her four Massachusetts Women’s Amateur wins, the Plymouth Country Club phenom won the Girls’ Junior Amateur four straight years, the Women’s Stroke Play Championship (Baker Trophy) five straight years and the Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship (Keyes Cup) once. She also earned team victories in the Women’s Four-Ball (Townshend Cup) and the Mixed Four-Ball (Stone Cup). Goodwin also won the first two New England Women’s Amateur titles (1957, 1958), and in 1959, made it to the final match of the U.S. Women’s Amateur. She also played in the 1960 Curtis Cup.

 


 

PAUL HARNEY

Hometown

WORCESTER, MA

Induction Category

PLAYER

Birthdate

JULY 11, 1929

Paul Harney was a six-time PGA Tour winner and missed the playoff in the 1963 US Open at The Country Club (Brookline) by one shot. His last win on tour came in 1973, and after retiring, he went on to have a long stint as the head golf professional at Pleasant Valley Country Club in Sutton, while continuing to play at the state level. Harney and Alex Ross are the only individuals to win the Mass Open for four consecutive years, with Harney winning five times overall (1967-70 & 1977). He later designed and owned the Paul Harney Golf Club, an 18-hole, par-60 public course in East Falmouth.

 


 

Bob TOSKI 

Hometown

WILLIAMSBURG, MA

Induction Category

BUILDER

Birthdate

SEPTEMBER 18, 1926

Bob Toski has been considered a pioneer of golf instruction during the 20th century, and to this day he is the only living member of the World Golf Teachers Hall of Fame. He was once ranked by Golf World magazine as one of the top 10 teachers of the 20th century and was instrumental in starting Golf Digest instructional schools. He was inducted into the PGA Golf Professional Hall of Fame in 2013. Also a successful player, he won five PGA Tour events and the 1958 Massachusetts Open. He also authors several books, including one with David Love, Jr. titled “How to Feel a Real Golf Swing: Mind-Body Techniques from Two of Golf’s Greatest Teachers.”

 


 

FRED WRIGHT

Hometown

BOSTON, MA

Induction Category

PLAYER

Birthdate

JUNE 20, 1940

 

Fred Wright is the only seven-time winner of the Massachusetts Amateur, with those victories spanning from 1920 to 1938 and at age 58 became the oldest finalist in event history. Wright also won consecutive Massachusetts Junior Amateur titles in 1916-17, and lifted the United States to victory at the second Walker Cup in 1923 when he rallied from 2-down with 3 holes remaining in his final match at St. Andrews. Wright also captured the 1956 U.S. Senior Amateur.