Hall of Fame & Awards Policy Manual – Application Form

Policy No. PO-4-03-22
Effective Date: 03-29-2022
Last Revised: N/A
Policy Owner: Board of Directors of Golf Newfoundland Labrador

1. Reason for Policy

Golf Newfoundland Labrador, (Golf NL) 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 Golf NL to create, develop, enhance and maintain the Provincial Golf Hall of Fame and Awards Program. This program will honour the pioneers and industry leaders who have made contributions to the introduction, practice and development of golf in this province.

2. Policy Statement

The Golf NL Hall of Fame is created to honour 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.

Members inducted into the Golf Hall of Fame will be honoured on a bi-annual basis beginning in 2017. The Annual Awards recipients will be honoured on an annual basis. Beginning in 2016, and bi-annually thereafter the Annual Awards will be presented at the home course of the winning recipient by a member of the Hall of Fame Committee or designate. In 2017 and bi-annually thereafter both the Hall of Fame inductions and Awards Dinner will take place as part of the Annual General Meeting weekend of Golf NL.

3. Scope

This policy applies to the Golf Newfoundland Labrador (Golf NL) Hall of Fame & Awards. 

4. Procedures

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:

  • Golf NL Vic-President – Hall of Fame Chairperson
  • Golf NL President
  • Avalon Regional Representative
  • Eastern Regional Representative
  • Central Regional Representative
  • Western Regional Representative
  • Labrador Regional Representative
  • Golf NL Executive Director – Ex-officio

The Chairperson of the Hall of Fame will call for appointments to the Hall of Fame Committee as required 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, Annual Awards and Junior Scholarship Programs.

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.

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. The nominee must be retired from the golf industry to be considered for nomination.

Lifetime 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.

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.

Officials Award: The Official of the Year Award is presented annually to recognize officiating excellence in Newfoundland and Labrador. It recognizes a dedicated and hardworking official who has been responsible for officiating sport events at any level of athletic competition. This award will recognize an individual’s dedication to leadership, contributions to local sport development and promotion of fair play and ethical behaviour in sport.

Eligibility:

  • Be a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Has officiated in Newfoundland and Labrador for a minimum of five (5) years
  • Is currently officiating within the GNL membership
  • Be an active member, in good standing, of GNL
  • Has a minimum Level II officiating certification (fully certified) or equivalent, and
  • The award will be presented to an official by the Committee in consultation with Golf NL’s Rules Director.

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 year based on the Order Of Merit Point.

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.

The Hall of Fame Committee shall contact each member club in good standing on July 15th, annually 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 annually

Nominations for the Hall of Fame will remain open and accepted continuously.

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 Golf NL 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

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

3. Documents: These documents 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, blueprints, books or additional information.

  • A. Nominations must be made in one of the categories.
  • B. Awards are considered in the year of nomination (October – September).
  • C. An athlete, team or individual must maintain a primary residence in the province of NL.
  • D. Professional athletes, coaches or teams are not eligible for nomination.
  • E. Nominations will not be accepted after the indicated deadline date.
  • F. The final decision regarding eligibility will rest with the Hall of Fame Committee.
  • G. INCOMPLETE NOMINATION FORMS WILL BE REJECTED.

Hall of Fame Committee members and members of the Golf NL, 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 Golf NL at 709-631-3102 or e-mail golf@sportnl.ca

The inductees and winners of the awards will be contacted by the Executive Director of Golf NL to inform him/her 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.

Nominations for Sport NL and/or other Athlete of the Year Awards will be made on behalf of the Award winner, 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.

Spring Camp

Points awarded for attendance: 500

Tely Tours

Points awarded for participating in least 3 Tely Tour events: 250

Placing Points for all regular events: 1st 1000, 2nd 550, 3rd 425, 4th 250, 5th 100.

Points awarded for participating in Tely Tour Championship: 500.

Placing Points for Tour Championship: 1st 2000, 2nd 1100, 3rd 850, 4th 500, 5th 200.

Provincial Junior Championships

Points for participating in Golf NL Provincial Junior Championship: 500

Placing points: 1st 5000, 2nd 3000, 3rd 1800, 4th 1400, 5th 1200, and then decline by 100 points per position. After 100 then decline by 1 point per position. Points are awarded for overall placing in the field by gender. Age divisions are ignored.

Future Links Atlantic Championships

1000 points awarded to each individual competing at Championships.

Placing Points: 1st 6000, 2nd 3600, 3rd 2160, 4th 1700, 5th 1400, and then decline by 100 points per position. After 100 then decline by 1 point per position. Points are awarded for overall placing in the field by gender. Age divisions are ignored.

National Junior Championships

2000 points awarded to each individual competing at Championships. An additional 2500 points awarded to each individual making the cut.

Placing Points: 1st 12000, 2nd 7200, 3rd 4400, 4th 3400, and then decline by 100 points per position. After 100 then decline by 1 point per position.

Note: Points are awarded for overall placing in the field by gender with age divisions ignored. If two or more players are tied in a points’ position, the points for those positions will be added together and equally awarded among the players tied.

Adult Club Championship

Points awarded for the top (5) finishers.

Placing Points: 1st 1000, 2nd 600, 3rd 360, 4th 225, 5th 100

Assigned Provincial Stroke/Medal Play Invitationals

Points awarded for the top (10) finishers.

Placing Points:  1st 2500, 2nd 1500, 3rd 900, 4th 700, and then decline by 100 points per

position.

Provincial Adult Championships

Placing points awarded in each division as follows:

1st 5000, 2nd 3000, 3rd 1800, 4th 1400, 5th 1200, and then decline by 100 points per position. After 100 then decline by 1 point per position.

Atlantic Adult Championships

500 points awarded to each individual competing at Championships.

Placing Points: 1st 6000, 2nd 3600, 3rd 2160, 4th 1700, 5th 1400, and then decline by 100 points per position.

National Adult Championships

1000 points awarded to each individual competing at Championships. An additional 2500 points awarded to each individual making the cut.

Placing Points: 1st 12000, 2nd 7200, 3rd 4400, 4th 3400, and then decline by 100 points per position. After 100 then decline by 1 point per position. After 100 then decline by 1 point per position.

Note: If two or more players are tied in a points’ position, the points for those positions will be added together and equally awarded among the players tied. 

CourseEvent
Grande Meadows Golf ClubGrande Meadows Men’s /Ladies Invt
Burin Peninsula Open
Harmon Seaside LinksHarmon Invitational (Men)
Gander Golf ClubPoppy Penney Invitational
Glendenning GolfProvincial Ladies Amateur Champion
Glendenning GolfProvincial Junior Championships
Blomidon Golf ClubProvincial Men’s Amateur Championships
Various LocationsTely Tour (Junior)
Bally Haly Country ClubLadies Invitational
Humber Valley ResortTwo Man Better Ball
Various LocationsNational Championships
ClubsClub Championships
Bally Haly Country ClubMen’s Invitational
Humber Valley ResortAtlantic Championships
Blomidon Golf ClubMolson Fall Classic
Terra Nova ResortFall Classic

Point Criteria

1. Players must compete in a minimum of two non-current qualifying events to qualify for Player of the Year considerations – this may include all formats of events (stroke play, team events, etc) and include Atlantic and National Championships.

2. Points for results of team events will be split equally between the team members and will count toward the Order of Merit.

5. Forms/ Links



    6. Policy History

    Revision DateAuthorDescription
    03-2022Board of Directors of Golf Newfoundland LabradorRevised