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Hall Of Fame & Awards

Policy Manual – Application Form
Revised November 2nd, 2016

Preamble:

Golf Newfoundland Labrador, (GNL) Board of Directors recognizes the fact that without inspired individuals, the sport of golf would never have attained the level of participation or become the important industry that it is today. Therefore, it has become a priority for GNL to create, develop, enhance and maintain the Provincial Golf Hall of Fame and Awards Program. This program will honor the pioneers and industry leaders who have made contributions to the introduction, practice and development of golf in this province.
 
The GNL Hall of Fame is created to honor and acknowledge those individuals and operations that benefited the sport of golf and industry in Newfoundland Labrador. Nominees must have contributed significantly to the sport and/or industry of golf in this province. Although an individual may have done much on the national or international levels of golfing, the mere fact that he or she chooses to live in this province is not a sufficient qualification. The accomplishments of the individual must have a direct benefit to the province, whether by encouraging growth of the sport or by exporting ideas, talent, techniques or products developed that went on to have national or international significance.
 
Beginning in the fall of 2017, individuals inducted into the Golf Hall of Fame will be honored on a bi-annual basis. The Annual Awards program will continue annually and these recipients will be honored on an annual basis. Beginning in 2016, an annual Awards Luncheon will be held at a location designated by the Hall of Fame Committee to present the annual awards. In 2017 and bi-annually thereafter, both the Hall of Fame inductions and Annual Awards Dinner will take place as part of the Annual General Meeting weekend of GNL.

Hall of Fame Committee:

The Hall of Fame Committee will consist of a minimum of five (5) members and a maximum of eight (8) members. The committee will strive to have a representative from each region of the province and be comprised of the following:
 
GNL Vic-President – Hall of Fame Chairperson
GNL President
Avalon Regional Representative
Eastern Regional Representative
Central Regional Representative
Western Regional Representative
Labrador Regional Representative
GNL Executive Director
 
The Chairperson of the Hall of Fame will call for appointments to the Hall of Fame Committee in the fall of each year through an e-mail to the membership and will strive to appoint an individual from each region.
 
The Hall of Fame Committee shall be solely responsible for the review and recommending of amendments to the Hall of Fame Policy and to review and recommend nominees for the Hall of Fame and Awards Program.
 
Identify and provide suitable awards, mementos and/or certificates to be presented to the inductees and award winners. Retain all Hall of Fame records and provide same to the Archives Committee for safe keeping and display as may from time to time be required.
 
The Hall of Fame Committee may revise, amend and alter the Hall of Fame and Awards Policy; however, any changes must be presented and approved by the Board of Directors at a regular meeting.

Hall of Fame Program

Categories of Nomination – Hall of Fame

  • Athlete: To qualify the nominee must have had an outstanding record of accomplishment at provincial, regional (Atlantic), national and/or international levels of competition

  • Builder: A nominee must have made major contributions in areas of organization, promotion or development of the golf industry in NL. Normally a long period of demonstration is necessary for an individual to be recognized as a builder; however, there may be isolated instances of one action that dramatically and permanently changes the entire industry for the future that would qualify.

  • Contributor: (Volunteer): A nominee must have made long term contributions in areas of organization, promotion or development of the golf industry in their community on a volunteer basis with no remuneration or compensation for their services. Normally a long period of service is necessary for an individual to be recognized as a Contributor.

  • Contributor (Employee): A nominee must have made major contributions in areas of organization, promotion or development of the golf industry in their community or region. Normally a long period of service is necessary for an individual to be recognized as a contributor.

  • Life Time Achievement: A nominee must have provided inspiration in the sport, which has led to an enhanced the knowledge, pleasure or pursuit of golf in this province. This category will include any individual who has performed a long service to the golfing community in any capacity.
In any nominating year, the Hall of Fame Committee may only recommend a maximum of two (2) nominations in the Athlete and Builder categories and one (1) nomination in the other three (3) categories. The Committee will be permitted to retain and review qualified nominations that have not been accepted for induction, in the following year of induction.

Annual Awards Program

Categories of Nomination – Awards

  • Executive Member of the Year: This award will be presented annually to an individual who has contributed to the development and sustainability of a golf course in the province. This award is only open to members of Board of Directors of a golf course.

  • Employee of the Year: This award will be presented to an employee of a golf course who has demonstrated exceptional service, dedication and commitment to the betterment of the golf community.

  • Volunteer of the Year: This award will be presented to an individual who has given freely of their time to assist in the operation of programs and services at a golf course and has not received any compensation or remuneration for these activities.
The following categories will not require Nominations:
  • Golf Course of the Year: This award will be presented to a golf course in the province that has made significant contributions towards the promotion and development of golf. This would include hosting first class events, participation in junior programs, course development and enhancements, increase in membership and other related activities as outlined in the course guidelines.

  • Junior Female Golfer of the Year: This award will be presented to the Junior Female Golfer who has had an outstanding record of Accomplishment at Local, Provincial, Atlantic, National and or International levels of competition during the past year based on the Order Of Merit Point.

  • Junior Male Golfer of the Year: This award will be presented to the Junior Male Golfer who has had an outstanding record of Accomplishment at Local, Provincial, Atlantic, National and or International levels of competition during the past year based on the Order Of Merit Point.

  • Outstanding Female Golfer of the Year: This award will be presented to the Female Golfer who has had an outstanding record of Accomplishment at Local, Provincial, Atlantic, National and or International levels of ADULT competition during the past yea based on the Order Of Merit Point r .

  • Outstanding Male Golfer of the Year: This award will be presented to the Male Golfer who has had an outstanding record of Accomplishment at Local, Provincial, Atlantic, National and or International levels of ADULT competition during the past year based on the Order Of Merit Point.
The Hall of Fame Committee reserves the right to award additional Order of Merit points in the case of an extraordinary golfing event such as a 59, university or college win, etc. This award may not exceed 10,000 points for each event per occurrence.
 
There will only be one (1) award winner in each category in any given calendar year.

Nomination Procedures:

The Hall of Fame Committee shall contact each member club in good standing on August 1st, 2016 to request nominations for the Awards Program. Nominations for the Annual Awards will be received up to and including 11:59 P.M. on September 30th, 2016. NST
 
Nomination for the Hall of Fame will be open from August 1st, 2016 until September 30th, 2017 for the 2017 selection year.
 
An individual may be nominated to the Hall of Fame upon completion of his/her amateur career, or at age 40, whichever comes earlier. The intent of the Hall of Fame is to recognize worthy individuals in a timely manner. In order to nominate an individual to the Newfoundland Labrador Golf Hall of Fame an individual must complete the nomination form.
 
The nomination and associated information must be submitted electronically in Word Format.
 
The submitter must not be the individual nominated.
 
Upon receipt of the nomination form, the Hall of Fame Committee of GNL will examine the application for eligibility in accordance with the guidelines. In the event that an individual is declared not eligible for nomination, the submitter will be notified with the reasons for non-eligibility.
 
In the nomination process, the submitter shall provide the following information:
  1. Short Biography: This should be less than three pages long but sufficiently comprehensive to fully reflect the accomplishments of the nominee as they relate to golf and the specific category.

  2. Photograph: A 5” X 7” glossy, head and shoulder photograph in a suitable electronic file of the nominee must be provided.

  3. Other Supporting Materials: These materials are very important and give authenticity to the achievements of the nominee. It is suggested if possible you provide supporting documents that could include: newspaper articles, historical records, letters, film footage, video tapes, patents, blue prints, books or additional information.

Nomination Guidelines:

  1. Nominations must be made in one of the categories.

  2. Awards are considered in the year of nomination (October – September).

  3. An athlete, team or individual must maintain a primary residence in the province of NL.

  4. Professional athletes, coaches or teams are not eligible for nomination.

  5. Nominations will not be accepted after the indicated deadline date.

  6. The final decision regarding eligibility will rest with the Hall of Fame Committee.

  7. INCOMPLETE NOMINATION FORMS WILL BE REJECTED.

Nomination Consideration:

Hall of Fame Committee members and members of the GNL, Board of Directors shall be eligible for selection to the Hall of Fame and/or Awards program while they are serving on the Committee or Board.
 
The Hall of Fame Committee will utilize a rating system to evaluate each nomination. The combined scores of the committee will be tabulated and the nominations will be listed in order of highest to lowest total points.
 
All deliberations of the committee shall be confidential and the results will be held in the strictest confidence.
 
Election to the Hall of Fame will require an affirmative vote of 75% of the Hall of Fame Committee and approval of the Board of Directors.
 
For more information please contact GNL at 709-424-3102 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nomination Announcement:

The inductees and winners of the awards will be contacted by the Executive Director of GNL to inform them of their award and to ensure they are aware of the presentation date, procedures and protocols. Committee members should not contact any nominee and/or winner regarding their status until such time as the winners have been announced both in person and publicly.

Sport NL Nominations Process:

Nominations for Sport NL and/or other Athlete of the Year Awards will be made on behalf of the Athlete, by the Hall of Fame Committee when the Committee feels their accomplishments deserve such recognition. Nominations will be put forward at the discretion of the Committee.
 
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