Jim’s Notebook: Alotian’s Snider, Three Others Will Join State Golf Hall of Fame – ArkansasSports360.com
4/18/2012 at 2:55pm
Dan Snider, Alotian Club’s director of golf
Dan Snider, the Alotian Club’s director of golf and the longtime coach and mentor to PGA Tour pros Bryce Molder and Glen Day, will enter the Arkansas Golf Hall of Fame in October.
Others set for induction Oct. 25 at Chenal Country Club include two outstanding state amateur players, Petey King and Dr. Mack Moore, and late PGA club pro Tim Zimmerebner.
Snider, a student of legendary instructor Bob Toski, moved from Houston to little Rock in 1990 to become the pro at Chenal Country Club in 1990. He moved to Alotian, which was then under construction, in 2002. Snider has been named Arkansas PGA Chapter Teacher of the Year 14 times. His volunteer efforts were rewarded with a classroom named in his honor at The First Tee of Central Arkansas.
“I first thought of mr. Jack [Stephens] and his contributions to the game and our caddie manager, Carl Jackson and all the other inductees of the banquets I have attended,” Snider said. “I am very proud to be included in such an elite group — not sure I’m deserving — but very proud, especially to be going in with Tim, Petey and Dr. Mack.”
Snider has been a Class A PGA Member for 34 years.
King, who became a teaching professional in 1992, was a University of Arkansas golfer who had an amazing run of success in the state amateur events in the 1980s. He won five state championships in seven attempts: the 1986 and 1988 Stroke Play titles and the 1985, 1987 and 1988 Match Play crowns (future PGA star John Daly won the 1986 Match Play and 1987 Stroke Play to break King’s hold on those tourneys).
King and his father, Harry, sports columnist for Stephens Media, also won the ASGA’s Father-Son Tournament in 1985 at Pine Bluff Country Club and the now-defunct Rosswood.
“one of the proudest things I have ever done is win the ASGA Father and Son with my Dad,” King said. “and I was on the winning team when the Razorbacks won the Southwest Conference and I was also on the winning team of the Mid-South Cup Matches at Texarkana — those are the things that are really cool.”
Moore grew up winning titles in the mid-1950s as a member of the Arkadelphia High School golf team along with teammate and state Hall of Famer Ralph Williams. He went on to play for the University of Arkansas golf team in 1958-59.
For many years, Moore served as Arkansas captain of the U.S. Senior Challenge team. He has also led the efforts of Golf Digest as the rating team captain for Arkansas. He’s qualified three times for the USGA Senior Amateur and won the Senior Golfers Association of Arkansas 4-Ball six times.
“I recognize talent and carefully pick partners,” he said.
Moore said that one of his proudest achievements was being a member of the American Seniors Team, playing in Europe against France, Germany, Belgium, Iceland, Spain, Portugal and the UK in both individual and four-ball matches.
“I went undefeated for two consecutive years,” Moore said. “I was proud to represent my country and still feel the accomplishment with a victory for the Stars and Stripes.”
Most recently, Moore won the Alotian Senior Club Championship at age 71, competing against players more than 20 years younger.
Zimmerebner, who died in January, 2011 at age 51, won five consecutive PGA Chapter Player of the Year Awards (2004-2008) and won again in 2010. He spent 15 years at El Dorado Country Club and was at Hot Springs Country Club when he passed away.
Snider and Zimmerebner were inducted into the South Central PGA Section Hall of Fame in 2011. Earlier this year, Hot Springs Country Club renamed its private teaching area “Tim Zimmerebner Teaching Tee” with a plaque in his honor.
For ticket information to the October banquet, call the ASGA at (501) 455-2742 or visit the ASGA’s website.
TOURNAMENT TIME: The Arkansas State Golf Association is accepting entries for the second Monk Wade Classic, scheduled for May 5-6 at the First Tee of Central Arkansas in little Rock. The event is open to youths ages 7-17. Cost is $40 for ages 7-11 (nine hole event on the par-3 course each day) and $60 for ages 12 and up (18 holes, with nine on the Chairman and nine on the Honors courses, each day). Visit the ASGA website for more information or to register.
The ASGA will hold its annual 4-Ball championship this weekend at Hot Springs Country Club.
Meanwhile, the ASGA Match-Play Championship, which has been played the last weekend in April or first weekend in May for the past three years, will return to its summer spot. The ASGA will hold the event Aug. 2-5 at The Greens at North Hills, the former North Hills Country Club in Sherwood that was renovated and turned into a daily fee facility two years ago.
Tagged: ASGA Sroke Play, ASGA, First Tee of Central Arkansas, Chenal Country Club, Petey King, Bryce Molder, Dan Snider, The Alotian Club, Hot Springs Country Club, Mack Moore
By Kelli Hargrove Wed, Feb 8 2012 10:36 am | 0 Comments
The Surfrider Foundation’s Board of Directors gathered Saturday at the Talega Golf Club in San Clemente in order to honor their 2011 Wavemakes. This annual awards ceremony is geared towards honoring individuals and companies for outstanding volunteer efforts helping the Foundation fulfill its mission of protecting oceans, waves and beaches.
Read on to check out the exceptional roster of Wavemakers:
San Clemente, CA (February 6, 2012) – the Surfrider Foundation congratulates the 2011 Wavemaker Award recipients:
Coastal Impact Award: Peter Douglas
In 2011, Peter Douglas announced his retirement from the California Coastal Commission after 34 years (26 of them as Executive Director). Peter helped to write the Coastal Act of 1976, the guiding document for management of California’s coasts, and has devoted his life to executing the ideals of that Act. He has served under both Democratic and Republican governors and has been responsible for creating one of the most powerful state land-use agencies in existence. Peter’s retirement marks the lamentable loss of a hero in coastal protection. Surfrider Foundation is extremely appreciative for his years of commitment to our oceans, waves and beaches. his wisdom and guidance have bestowed upon California’s citizens and visitors a great service that is evidenced by our healthy and accessible coastal areas.
Outstanding Contribution Award: Marisla Foundation
The Marisla Foundation has been one of Surfrider’s most ardent financial supporters – providing large unrestricted grant support for more than a decade. however, their commitment to the organization goes much deeper than their monetary gifts. As the leaders of Marisla, Beto Bedolfe and Anne Earhart have served as champions of our organization to other funders, non-profits, supporters and donors.
Chapter Leadership Award: Mike Sturdivant – Emerald Coast (FL) Chapter
As Chairman of the Emerald Coast Chapter, Mike has gone above and beyond. He spent hours representing Surfrider at various multi-state agency meetings following the Deepwater Horizon spill. Mike has also dedicated time to engaging the public in water quality testing efforts and his leadership has been inspirational to many who felt helpless to do anything in the midst of the Gulf spill tragedy.
Development Award: Jeff Berg
From 2001-2007, Jeff was a member of Surfrider’s Board of Directors. He brought a business perspective and a focus on the financial health of the organization. Jeff has been a major donor for more than ten years and his gifts often support hard-to-fund, yet critically important, technology infrastructure projects. He is a Lifetime Member and a member of the Legacy Circle. In addition to his personal contributions, Jeff has introduced us to a number of other major donors, helping us to expand our network and resulting in a number of significant gifts.
Environmental Activism Award: Surfrider Foundation Portland Chapter Bag Ban Crew
For more than four years, a group of dedicated volunteers within the Portland Chapter worked tirelessly to educate the public and organize support for a ban on plastic checkout bags in the City of Portland. Through a focus on grassroots activism and community involvement they achieved their goal when Portland’s Mayor and City Commissioners voted unanimously in favor of the proposed ban on July 21, 2011. In recognition of this milestone we wish to thank: Mason Brock, Ryan Cruse, Tristan Fields, Tara Gallagher, Jocelyn Gary, Gregg Hayward, Drew Kerr, Lisa Lynch, Nastassja Pace, Jacque Rodriguez, Matt Spencer and Stiv Wilson.
Distinguished Service Award: Dr. Carl Berg
Carl is a professor, research scientist and water quality specialist at the Hawaii Dept. of Health. He founded Hawaiian Wildlife Tours, which conducts research, environmental education, water quality monitoring and classroom teaching. for the last two years, he has been Chair of the Surfrider Foundation Kauai Chapter. He is passionate about water quality and oversees the Chapter’s Blue Water Task Force, which tests approximately sixteen beaches every month.
Corporate Partner Award: KROQ
KROQ has supported Surfrider Foundation for more than 12 years, helping to raise funds and awareness through their annual Weenie Roast concert event. Their efforts have resulted in over $300,000 in donations (including $82K from 2011’s event). they have also helped us to reach hundreds of thousands of new people through on-air opportunities and by allowing us to host an interactive booth at Weenie Roast (attended by more than 50,000 people annually).
Surf Industry Partner Award: Malibu Surfing Association
Four years ago, Surfrider moved our annual Celebrity Expression Session to Malibu. Club President Michael Blum and his fellow members welcomed us to their break and allowed us to hold our event in conjunction with their flagship contest, the M.S.A. Classic. As a result, the event has been incredibly easy to produce, the location is ideal, cost is minimal and in 2011 we were able to raise $50,000 for our oceans, waves and beaches.
About Surfrider Foundation
The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 250,000 supporters, activists and members worldwide. for more information on the Surfrider Foundation, visit surfrider.org.