Nebraska Golf Hall Of Fame
- Class of 1990
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Jim White’s playing record in the Nebraska PGA is almost beyond compare. Player of the year 19 times. Section champion 10 times. Not to mention the former PGA Tour member has played three times in the U.S. Open, seven times in the PGA Championship and 21 times in the PGA Club Professional championship.
He also is a noted instructor and course designer. Among his works is Wilderness Ridge, a collaboration with Lincoln’s Grant Wencel.
Jim White was a two-sport standout at Hastings High School, an all-state basketball player and state champion golfer, who went on to Hastings College and took third place at the 1972 NAIA national tournament to garner All-America honors. His career includes being head professional or director of golf at Oakland Golf Club (1974 to 1976), Lakeshore Country Club in Council Bluffs (1980 to 1984) and Wilderness Ridge.
He has been the Nebraska PGA’s teacher of the year four times, its Senior Champion three times and its match-play champion three times. He has played in three PGA Senior Championships and two U.S. Senior Opens. He founded the Nebraska Golf Academy in 2002 and co-patented Precision Fit club-fitting system with Greg Johannesen in 2004.
A past president of the Nebraska PGA, Jim was its Professional of the year in 1998.
Larry Sock’s six men’s state championships are the most among active golfers and he was the first to receive the Nebraska Golf Association’s outstanding amateur of the year award five times.
Born in Columbus, NE., Larry was a state champion at Norfolk Catholic. He graduated in 1978 from the University of Nebraska lettering in golf that year. The first of his Nebraska State titles was the 1977 match-play championship at Omaha Country Club. He’s won three Nebraska Amateurs, most recently in 1993 at his home course, Firethorn. He also has won three state match-play crowns as well as two Arizona stroke-play state titles.
He was the NGA’s outstanding golfer in 1977, 1985, 1988, 1990, and 1993. He won city championships in Lincoln and Tuscon, qualified three times for the U.S. Mid-Amateur and won the amateur division of the Nebraska Open twice. He’s been a fixture on the Nebraska Cup team.
Since 1994, Larry has served on the NGA board and was the president in 1998 and 1999.
Bob Schuchart, who follows his father, the late Bill Schuchart, into the Nebraska Golf Hall of Fame, has been a member of the Nebraska PGA for over 50 years. He retired in 1995 after 26 years as the head golf professional at Holmes Park Golf Course in Lincoln.
Robert W. Schuchart, an Omaha native, after high school joined Bill Schuchart in the Happy Hollow Club pro shop for 15 years, the last 12 as an assistant pro. in 1996, he moved to Hillcrest Country Club in Lincoln to work for another Nebraska Golf Hall of Famer Bunny Richards for the next three years.
His Lincoln home, however, would be Holmes Park Golf Course. During his long tenure there, he served two terms as Nebraska PGA president, was on the inaugural board for the Nebraska Golf Hall of Fame, established the Nebraska PGA office in its present form and was honored with the Nebraska Section’s Horton Smith Award in 1982 and its Professional of the Year Award in 1985. While he was Nebraska PGA President, the PGA of America honored the Nebraska section three consecutive years as the best section in the nation.
A tireless promoter and teacher, his pupils included Dan Bahensky, Mike Lee, Scott Brunzell and of course, his son, Mike, a former pro golfer who’s now a teaching pro and assistant women’s golf coach at the University of Nebraska. Bob’s playing credentials include qualifying for the PGA Club Professional Championship and runner-up finishes in the Nebraska PGA Assistants Championship, the Nebraska PGA section championship and the section’s pro-assistants championship.