Nebraska Golf Hall Of Fame
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Christie Schwartzkopf Schroff
Christie Schwartzkopf Schroff was an eight-time finalist in the Nebraska State Women’s championship, winning the title in 1969-70-71 and 73, while finishing as the runner-up in 1965-66-74 and 76.
She often met her mother, Dorothy Schwatrzkopf in the semifinals or finals during those years. Her mother, an inaugural Hall of Fame inductee, compiled an identical four win/four runner-up record in the state match play championship event.
Schroff started her golf career with the first of three Lincoln City Junior Girls championships in 1959 at age 10, and was the State Junior Girls champion in both 1962 and ’64.
The Lincoln native, who in 1987 was elected to the Lincoln High School Athletic Hall of Fame, earned her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Nebraska. About the same time she hung up her Attorney at Law shingle, she also hung up her golf spikes.
Over the years, Christie has helped her favorite sport behind the scenes as well. Among other things, she envisioned the need for a state women’s golf organization to involve more women, and was active in the reorganization, beginning in 1972, of the Nebraska Women’s Amateur Golf Association, now nearly 3,000 members strong. She also has been an advocate for equal opportunity for women in athletics.
Christie and her husband Cliff, who is an avid cyclist, are the parents of two daughters, Kaile and Hannah.
Although an accomplished golfer in her own right, Wilma Gilliland is best known and rightfully recognized for her tireless involvement in the administration of golf at both the state and national level.
Among many other tournament victories, the long-time resident of Kimball won the state women’s sand green championship six times and was the inaugural champion of both the Western Regional (1977) and the Nebraska State Seniors for Women (1979).
For a majority of the 1980’s and early 90’s, Wilma was extremely active in both the United States Golf Association and the Women’s Trans National Golf Association.
Wilma has been tournament director for the Trans National since 1983. She competed in the Trans National championship from 1961 to 1971. In one tournament she lost on the 19th hole to former LPGA President Alice Miller; played with Nancy Lopez in Nancy’s first Trans in 1971 and was President of the Trans when Nancy won the championship in 1976.
Wilma was a member of the USGA Senior Women’s Championship committee from 1980-84; a member of the selection committee for the Curtis Cup and the World Team from 1987-90; and a member of the USGA Public Golf Committee from 1987-90. She also held the position of chairman for the USGA Women’s Committee.
She was one of the first women from Nebraska appointed to serve on any USGA national committee and since that time has been instrumental is getting other women from the state appointed to every USGA sub committee.
John Frillman, longtime professional at Happy Hollow Club in Omaha, was a past president of the Nebraska Section of the PGA and won the section championship five times. He has also won the section’s senior championship five times. In 1986, he won both titles.
John, who qualified for and played in three U.S. Open championships, was on the regular PGA Tour for four years (1960-1964). In 1988 he qualified for the PGA Senior Tour where he enjoyed a number of top 20 finished while competing on a part-time basis.
At the time of his induction, John recently played in the U.S. Senior Open in Florida and made the cut. An eight-time delegate to the PGA National Convention, John has played an exhibition with Lee Trevino at Omaha’s Miracle Hills course and another with Arnold Palmer at Oak Hills Country Club.