On January 18 the MGA Board of Directors voted three people into the MGA Hall of Fame: Dennis Goettel, Scott Thomas and Jack Garvin. The induction ceremony for them will take place on Saturday, August 29 during the Missouri Mid-Amateur and Memorial tournaments at the Jefferson City Country Club.
Goettel, 66, is a Joplin native but has lived in Columbia for the past forty years. He was runner-up in 1976 before winning the Missouri Amateur in 1977. He qualified for two U.S. Amateurs and one U.S. Open. Dennis was the Gateway PGA Section Teacher of the Year in 2006. He is already in the Joplin and Columbia Golf Halls of Fame.
Scott Thomas, 62, of St. Louis has won the Missouri Amateur, Mid-Amateur and Senior Amateur. He qualified for six U.S. Mid-Amateurs, four U.S. Amateurs, a U.S. Senior Amateur and a U.S. Amateur Public Links. Scott twice won the Ozark Invitational in Poplar Bluff. He also played in the British Amateur six times. 1990 Muirfield, 1992 Carnoustie, 1994 Nairn, 1996 Turnberry, 1997 Royal St Goerges and 1998 Muirfield
Garvin, 76, is a Jefferson City native but has lived in the Kansas City area since 1970. He played in 23 Missouri Amateurs and has officiated at MGA events for 25 years. Jack has written twelve books on Missouri amateur athletic histories, including the Missouri men’s and women’s Amateurs.