The Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame has announced it is accepting candidates for the first Everett Dobson Award, which will go to a graduating senior golfer who best exemplifies the qualities of citizenship, sportsmanship and character along with being a successful competitor.
The winner will receive the award and a stipend to help start their post-college career at the 2016 Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame induction ceremony Sept. 18 at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa.
The Everett Dobson Award is named for the Oklahoma City businessman, philanthropist and avid golfer and champion of the game who provided the initial impetus and funding to start the Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame.
Dobson, who played his collegiate golf at Southwestern Oklahoma State and is a former president of the Oklahoma Golf Association, is now the owner of Oak Tree National and was responsible for helping bring the 2014 U.S. Senior Open to Oklahoma.
Entry forms are available HERE. Guidelines are HERE. They must be mailed or emailed by July 15 to Ken MacLeod, Golf Oklahoma, 6218 S. Lewis Ave., Suite 200, Tulsa, OK, 74136 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2016 Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame class includes Nancy Lopez, Tommy Bolt, Jerry Cozby and Labron Harris Sr. as well as W.K. Warren Sr. and W.K. Warren Jr. in a Contributors to the Game category. Information on tickets and sponsorship table for the dinner and ceremony at Southern Hills, as well as information on playing in the Sept. 19 Hall of Fame Classic at Southern Hills, are available on the website.