Nebraska Golf Hall Of Fame
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The Executive Director of the Nebraska Section of the PGA for 15 years (1951-1966), John was very instrumental in the growth of the sport of golf in our state.
At the time he left his PGA position, with the support of inaugural Hall of Fame inductees Bill Schuchart and Sam Reynolds and others, John developed and organized the Nebraska Senior Golf Association. He then became the executive director of the Senior Association for the next 20 years (1966-1986). During the time of his leadership, the Nebraska Senior Golf Association grew from a beginning membership of 100 golfers to nearly 500. John’s initial senior state championship tournament in 1967 drew 60 entries, an event that now attracts over 200 each year.
Schumacher, who moved from Nebraska City to Omaha in 1970, was recognized as an honorary lifetime member of the Nebraska Section of the PGA for the 35 years prior to his death.
Harry Obitz has always called Red Cloud home, but his influence and impact on the game of golf has been world wide. Although copied by hundreds of others since, he was the first to introduce the idea of golf schools to the public, a concept that revolutionized the teaching process.
His “Swing’s the Thing” golf schools were followed by his instructional book with the same title. His many pupils have been President Kennedy and Eisenhower, Fred Waring, Ed Sullivan, Neil Simon, and Mickey Mantle. At the time of his induction, he had been the instructional editor for Golf Magazine since 1953.
Obitz was the golf course architect for the Palm Are Country Club in Boca Raton, FL; Montauk Country Club in Long Island, NY; and Nebraska’s Lochland Country Club in Hastings and Heritage Hills in McCook. He also served as Vice President for the PGA of America from 1947 to 1962.
After starting her golfing career at the age of eight, Betty Marchese played in her first women’s state match play tournament when she was twelve. She later won the prestigious championship and was the runner-up on seven other occasions.
A four-time Omaha women’s city champion, she won 29 club titles at the Omaha Field Club and Happy Hollow Club. A past president of the Nebraska Women’s Golf Association, Betty played in the championship flight of three Trans-Nationals and one Women’s Western.
Betty, her husband Sam, four daughters and one son are truly an outstanding Nebraska golfing family. Daughter Susan has dominated the Nebraska women’s golfing scene in recent years, while daughter Debbie and son Tim are also among the top young golfers in the state.
One of the nation’s most prominent amateur golfers, Lucille Mann won the Nebraska Women’s State Championship five times in six years from 1950 to 1955. She also was the Omaha City women’s champion five consecutive summers, 1951-1955.
After taking up the game at the age of eight, she won the first tournament she entered. At age 15 she became the Des Moines City Champion.
Lucille was the Iowa state champion five times in six years from 1929-1934, and runner up the year she missed wearing the crown. She was also the Wisconsin state champion three times 1938,1939, and 1940.
She was a member of the 1934 U.S. Curtis Cup team, the same year she was the medalist at the U.S. National Amateur.
The first woman ever inducted into the Iowa Sports Hall of Fame, Lucille Mann has previously been honored by many organizations including the Nebraska Women’s Golf Association, the Omaha Sportscasters Association, the City of Omaha, and Aksarben.