Hall of Fame

The Professional Putters Association proudly presents our Hall of Fame members.
cmatthews
2016 Cliff Matthews
Voted number thirteen Greatest Putter of All Time
1998 PPA Western Open Champion
2001 PPA National Invitational Champion
2002 PPA National Champion
2004 PPA National Champion
2009 PPA ProPutters.com Champion
2011 PPA Tournament Players Champion
PPA Putter of the Decade Nominee
1995 Putt Putt Skins TV Contestant
1998 Putt Putt Skins TV Contestant
Texas and Oklahoma State Champion
Earned Pro Status 1990

 

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2016 Aubrey Smith

 

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2014 Lloyd Wood

 

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2013 Howard Loy

 

rbaird
2013 Rick Baird
Voted number thirty-six Greatest Putter of All Time
April 9, 2011 Richmond, Virginia Scored a perfect game
2007 PPA National Champion
2011 ProPutters.com Champion
More than 50 State Tour Titles
PPA National Players Advisory Board 2001-2012
Earned Pro Status 1984

 

rreeves
2012 Randy Reeves
Voted number twenty-five Greatest Putter of All Time
1990, 1995 PPA Skins TV Contestant
1995 PPA Player of the Year
1997 PPA National Champion
2002 Tracy Moore Stroke Average Leader
1995 PPA Commissioner Cup, 2001 PPA Hall of Fame Classic
2009 Western Open, 2011 Southern Open
Earned Pro Status 1977

 

acoradini
2011 Andy Coradini
Voted number eleven Greatest Putter of All Time
1993 PPA National Champion
1997 PPA Dallas Open Champion
1999 PPA Northern Open Champion
2002 PPA Northern Open Champion
2011 PPA Northern Open Champion
2011 PPA National Champion
1996, 1997, 1998 Putt Putt Skins TV Contestant
Virginia and North Carolina State Champion
Earned Pro Status 1984

 

bbergesen
2011 Brice Bergesen
Voted number forty-one Greatest Putter of All Time
1968 Parade of Champions TV Contestant
1988 Putt-Putt Skins TV Contestant
First PPA member to win a tournament in six decades
Inaugural Texas Putting Legend Recipient
Earned Pro Status 1967

 

jklapper
2010 Jay Klapper
Voted number eighteen Greatest Putter of All Time
1993 PPA Players Championship
2005 PPA National Champion
2005 PPA World Putting Champion
2007 PPA Eastern Open Champion
2009 PPA Southern Open Champion
2009, 2010 PPA Northern Open Champion
2010 Player of the Decade Nominee
1985, 1995, 1998 Putt Putt TV Contestant
2005, 2007, 2009 Tracy Moore Stroke Average Leader
Earned Pro Status 1976

 

jborchelt
2008 Jim Borchelt
Voted number fifteen Greatest Putter of All Time
1977 PPA National Champion
1980, 1981, 1982 Putt Putt TV Contestant
1981 PPA Northern Open Champion
1983 PPA Ohio State Champion
1988 PPA Commissioner’s Cup Champion
1993 PPA Commissioner’s Cup Champion
Winner of more than 20 PPA National Tournament Events
Earned Pro Status 1966

 

jharritos
2008 Jimmy Harritos
Voted number thirty-nine Greatest Putter of All Time
Charter Member Putt-Putt Professional Golfers Association
1969 Parade of Champions TV Contestant
1970 Parade of Champions TV Contestant
1980 US Match Play Champion
More than 20 National Titles
Earned Pro Status 1960

 

lburton
2008 Lewis Burton
Voted number twenty Greatest Putter of All Time
1982, 1983 APA National Champion
1989 PPA National Champion
1997 PPA Commissioner’s Cup Champion
1997 PPA Tracy Moore Stroke Average Leader
1997 PPA Player of the Year
1998 PPA National Champion
1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 Putt Putt TV Series Contestant
Putter of the Decade Nominee
Earned Pro Status 1984

 

jestep
2007 Jeff Estep
Voted number twelve Greatest Putter of All Time
1979 PPA Northern Open Champion
1979 PPA Rookie of the Year
1981 PPA National Champion
1982 PPA National Champion
1981, 1982 Putt Putt TV Contestant
1989, 1992 Putt Putt Skins TV Contestant
1989 PPA National Match Play Champion
1994 PPA National Match Play Champion
Earned Pro Status 1979

 

mbaldoza
2007 Mike Baldoza
Voted number sixteen Greatest Putter of All Time
1969 APA National Champion
1969 APA Northern Open Champion
1970 APA National Invitational Champion
1973 PPA World Putting Champion (TV)
1979 Greatest of the Great Champion (TV)
2003 Texas Putting Legend Recipient
Two Time Texas State Champion
Earned Pro Status 1972

 

rbeckerman
2005 Roger Beckerman
Voted number twenty-six Greatest Putter of All Time
1984 PPA National Champion
1984 Tracy Moore Stroke Average Leader
1991, 1996 PPA National Match Play Champion
2004 PPA Seniors National Champion
Earned Pro Status 1980

 

mportugal
2003 Marc Portugal
Voted number twenty-four Greatest Putter of All Time
1979 PPA Rookie of the Year
1980 PPA Western Open and 1981 PPA Eastern Open Champion
1981, 1982, 1985, 1987 Putt Putt TV Contestant
1994 PPA National Champion
Four Time Texas State and Two Time Oklahoma State Champion
1999 PPA Texas Putting Legend
Earned Pro Status 1979

 

rfredrick
2002 Ron Frederick
Voted number nine Greatest Putter of All Time
1980’s PPA Putter of the Decade
1982 Putt Putt TV Contestant
1982 PPA Match Play Champion
1982 PPA Player of the Year
1987 PPA Match Play Champion
1988 Putt Putt Skins TV Contestant
1988 PPA National Champion
Ohio State Champion
Earned Pro Status 1979

 

gward
2002 Greg Ward
Voted number one Greatest Putter of All Time
1987 PPA Commissioner’s Cup Champion
1988, 1989, 1996, 1999, 2001 Putt Putt TV Contestant
1998 PPA Eastern Open Champion
1999, 2008 PPA Southern Open Champion
1999, 2008, 2010, 2012 PPA Western Open Champion
2001 PPA National Champion
2002 PPA National Match Play Champion
2009, 2012 PPA Tournament Players Champion
2012 PPA National Champion
PPA Putter of the Decade 1990
PPA Putter of the Decade 2000
1998, 1999, 2001, 2008 PPA Player of the Year
Earned Pro Status 1982

 

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2002 Jack Champagne
Charter member of PPA
1991 Putt-Putt Golf Courses of America Co-Manager of the Year, Killen, TX
1989 Putt Putt Golf Courses of America Distinguished Service Award
1987 $100,000 Putt Putt Golf Courses of America Club
1968, 1966, 1965 – PPA National Tournament Director
1964 PPA Journalism Excellence Award
Editor of Putt-Putt World magazine
1994, 1995, 1997 Manager Putt-Putt Golf and Games, Kalamazoo, Michigan
1996, 1967 Manager Putt-Putt Golf and Games, Indianapolis, Indiana
1984-1992 Manager Putt-Putt Golf and Games, Killeen, Texas
1979-1983 Owner/Manager Putt-Putt Golf Course, Lawton, Oklahoma
1977-1978 Manager Putt-Putt Golf Course, Toledo, Ohio
1971-1976 Manager Putt-Putt Golf Course, Syracuse, New York
1970 Manager Putt-Putt Golf Course, Virginia Beach, Virginia
1962-1966 Art Director, Putt-Putt Golf Courses of America
1962-1966 Editor, “Rub of the Green” and Putt-Putt World
1963-1968 Columnist, Putt-Putt World
1965, 1966, 1968 PPA Public Relations Director
1960-1961 Manager, New Orleans, Louisiana
1959-1960 Manager, Putt-Putt Golf Course, Houston, Texas

 

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2001 Edgar Haggerty
Voted number eight Greatest Putter of All Time
1978 PPA Rookie of the Year
1980 PPA Player of the Year
1980, 1981 PPA Southern Open Champion
1980, 1981 Super Putter TV Contestant
1981 Southeastern Open Champion
1981 PPA Carolina’s Open Champion
1982 Putt Putt TV Contestant
1992 Putt Putt Skins TV Contestant
1980, 1981, 1982 Tracy Moore Stroke Average Leader
North Carolina State Champion
Earned Pro Status 1978

 

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2001 – Joe Aboid
2001 – 2016 PPA Commissioner
1986-2016 PPA Hall of Fame Executive Committee
1985 – 2016 PPA National Tour Director
1996-2014  Putt-Putt owner, Lynchburg, VA
2010, 2001, 1998 Host Professional National Championship Lynchburg, VA
1974-1979, 1983, 1984 Host Professional National Championship Columbus, OH
1974-1978 Host Professional PPA World Putting Championship Columbus, OH
1977 Host Professional Eastern Open and Junior Putters of America National Championship Columbus, OH
1987-1996 Producer PPA Hall of Fame Memories
1986 Co-Founder PPA Hall of Fame
1986-1995, 2010-2011 Technical Advisor PPA Syndicated Television Series
1993-1994, 2010-2011 Commentator PPA Syndicated Television Series
1981-1996, 1998-2016 Putt-Putt Golf Courses of America National Board of Advisors
1996 Manager of the Year, Putt-Putt Golf Courses of America, Lynchburg, VA
1984-1996 Director of Operations, Putt-Putt Golf Courses of America
1986-1994 Director of Training, Putt-Putt Golf Courses of America
1990 Creator, first animated television commercial for Putt-Putt Golf Courses of America
1973-1984 Manager, PPA Course, Columbus, OH
1981 Manager of the Year, Putt-Putt Golf & Games, Columbus, OH

 

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2001 Larry Lloyd
1976-1983 Director, Junior Putters of America
1974-1978 Technical Advisor, PPA World Putting Championships
1973 League Commissioner/Coach of the first Junior Putters of America team, Chamblee, GA
1971, 1969 Host Professional, PPA World Putting Championship, Fayetteville, NC
1977-2000 President, Southern Golf Distributors
1995-2000 Vice President, Putt-Putt Golf Courses of America
1973-2000 Putt-Putt Golf Courses Board of Directors
1999 Construction Coordinator, Putt-Putt Golf Course, Beijing, China
1997 Director of Development and Construction, Putt-Putt Golf Course, Jakarta, Indonesia
1987 Designer, Larethane Putter
1978-1986 Convention Director, Putt-Putt Golf Courses of America
1975-1977 National Franchise Director, Putt-Putt Golf Courses of America
1973-1975 Vice President, Southern Golf Distributors Northern Regional Office
1973-1975 Northern Franchise Director, Putt-Putt Golf Courses of America
1973-1974 Co-construction supervisor, PPA Course and Putt-Putt Golf Course of America Northern Regional Home Office, Columbus, OH
1971-1973 Co-owner/Manager, Putt-Putt Golf Course, Chamblee, GA
1970, 1969 Construction supervisor, Putt-Putt Golf Course, Decatur, GA and Forest Park, GA
1968-1971 Manager, Putt-putt Golf Course, Fayetteville, NC

 

tmoore
1999 Tracy Moore
Voted number thirty-three Greatest Putter of All Time
Charter Member Putt Putt Professional Golfers Association
1963 Parade of Champions TV Contestant
1965 Parade of Champions TV Contestant
1965 PPA National Champion
Earned Pro Status 1960

 

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1999 Gary Hinshaw
1992 Virginia State Champion
1990 Architect of Clayton Cup Matches
1986 PPA Hall of Fame Co-founder
1985 Elton Davis Memorial Tournament
1991, 1979, 1972 – Putt-Putt Golf Courses Manager of the Year
Putt-Putt Golf Courses National Board of Advisors
Founder of the PPA state tours in NC and VA
1980’s and 1990’s Host professional in Richmond, VA
Founding member of the PPA Hall of Fame and author of its original bylaws
1978-present Manager Putt-Putt Golf & Games, Richmond, Virginia
1974-1978 Manager Putt-Putt Golf Courses, High Point, North Carolina
1972-1974 Manager Putt-Putt Golf Courses, Greensboro, North Carolina
1969-1971 Assistant Manager Putt-Putt Golf Courses, Greensboro, North Carolina

 

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1998 Al Simpson
2002 PPA National Tournament Director
1981 Putt-Putt Owner of the Year
1986 Louisiana State Champion
1971, 1975 and 1986 Gulf Coast Tournament Champion
1971 Lake Charles Open Champion
1968 Port Arthur Open Champion
1966 Waco Open Champion
1965 Fort Worth Open Champion

 

dfreeman
1998 Daryl Freeman
Voted number ten Greatest Putter of All Time
Charter Member Putt Putt Professional Golfers Association
1962 PPA Pacific Open Champion
1973 PPA Tulsa Open Champion
1973 PPA National Champion
2008 PPA Senior National Champion
1972, 1973 Tracy Moore Stroke Average Leader
1963 Parade of Champions TV Contestant
1965 Parade of Champions TV Contestant
1973 PPA World Putting Championship TV Contestant
Virginia State PPA Champion
Earned Pro Status 1960

 

kboy
1997 Ken Boy
Voted number twenty-three Greatest Putter of All Time
Charter Member Putt Putt Professional Putters Association
1966 South African PPA National Champion
1971 PPA National Invitational
Winner of 10 PPA National Tour Events
1966 PPA Player of the Year
1965, 1966, 1967 Putt Putt TV Contestant
Earned Pro Status 1960

 

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1997 Alvin Taylor

 

btaylor
1996 Buddy Taylor
Voted number twenty-one Greatest Putter of All Time
Charter Member Putt Putt Professional Putters Association
1972 PPA BG-Pardisco Open Champion
1976 PPA Bi-Centennial Open Champion
1978 PPA World Putting Champion
1983 Tracy Moore Award Winner
1984 PPA Seniors National Champion
17 PPA National Titles
Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania State Champion
Earned Pro Status 1960

 

bkirby
1994 Bill Kirby, Jr
Voted number nineteen Greatest Putter of All Time
1971 APA World Putting Champion
1985 PPA Player of the Year
1971, 1986, 1988, 1993, 1995, 1998 Putt Putt TV Contestant
1995 Hall of Fame Classic Champion
1995 PPA National Champion
North Carolina, South Carolina State Champion
Winner of more than 75 State titles
Earned Pro Status 1973

 

aquinnelly
1994 Alan Quinnelly
Voted number three Greatest Putter of All Time
1978 JPA Individual National Champion
1979 APA National Champion
1985 PPA National Champion
1991 PPA National Champion
2000 PPA National Champion
1988 PPA Player of the Year
2000 PPA Player of the Year
1987 Putt Putt TV Contestant
1988, 1989 Putt Putt Skins TV Contestant
Earned Pro Status 1982

 

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1994 David Lloyd

 

robertsmith
1993 Robert Smith
Voted number seven Greatest Putter of All Time
1969 APA Southern Open Champion
1972 PPA National Champion
1972 E.G Clayton Memorial PPA Champion
1974 PPA National Champion
1974 PPA Player of the Year
1977 Putt Putt TV Contestant
1977 Tracy Moore Stroke Average Leader
1979 Putt Putt TV Contestant
1983 Putt Putt TV Contestant
Earned Pro Status 1972

 

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1993 Ken Smith

 

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1993 Tommy Hoag

 

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1992 L.R. Diveley

 

jconnor
1992 John Connor
Voted number thirty Greatest Putter of All Time
Charter Member Putt Putt Professional Putters Association
1964 Low Stroke Average Leader
1964 PPA Player of the Year
1979 PPA Southern Open Champion
1964, 1967, 1972, 1979,1980 Putt Putt TV Contestant
Earned Pro Status 1960

 

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1992 E.G. Clayton

 

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1991 Todd Lecka

 

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1991 Earl Capps

 

eflorin
1991 Evelyn Florin
Voted number forty-three Greatest Putter of All Time
1964 Ladies PPA National Champion
1980 Greatest of the Great TV Contestant
1981 PPA TV Contestant
1970’s Ladies Putter of the Decade
Earned Pro Status 1965

 

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1990 Wilbur Hildebrand

 

rbrowning
1990 Ray Browning
Voted number five Greatest Putter of All Time
1975 PPA National Champion
1976 World Putting Championship TV Contestant
1977 World Putting Championship TV Contestant
1978 PPA Player of the Year
1979 Greatest of the Great TV Contestant
1981 Super Putter TV Contestant
1980 PPA National Champion
Earned Pro Status 1969

 

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1989 Phil Aboid
1963-1973 Course Owner Euclid, OH
1963-1970 Course Owner Buffalo, NY
1962-1968 Course Owner Lorain-Elyria, OH
1960-1973 Course Owner Middleburg Heights, OH
1960-1970 Course Owner Olmsted, OH
1968 Architect, World Putting Championship
Putt-Putt Golf Courses of America National Board of Directors
1974 1st person appointed Member Emeritus to Putt-Putt Golf Courses of America National
Board of Directors
1976 PPA Special Service Award for unselfish devotion and dedication
1974 PPA Leadership Award
1972 Television Marshall for World Putting Championship
1969 Landry Award
1963 Host Course Owner $50,000 PPA National Championship, North Olmsted, OH
1967 Host Course Owner $5,000 Northern Open, Euclid, OH
1968 Host Course Owner Miss Putt-Putt Golf Courses Beauty Contest, Euclid, OH
Earned Pro Status 1960

 

dflorin
1989 Dick Florin
Voted number six Greatest Putter of All Time
1967, 1970, 1971, 1976, 1980, 1981 Putt Putt TV Contestant
1970 PPA World Putting Champion
1971 PPA Putter of the Year
1976 PPA World Putting Champion
1980 Greatest of the Great Runner-up
1983 PPA Winners Invitational Champion
1970’s Putter of the Decade
1984 PPA Outstanding Male Putter in the 30 year Putt-Putt History
Twenty Three PPA Medal Play Victories
Earned Pro Status 1963

 

rmoore
1989 Roger Moore
Voted number fifty-four Greatest Putter of All Time
1979 Greatest of the Great TV Series Contestant
1971 World Putting Championship Runner-up
The Professional Putters Association National Tournament Director
19 Tournament Wins
Earned Pro Status 1961

 

ricksmith
1988 Rick Smith
Voted number two Greatest Putter of All Time
1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1979 Putt Putt TV Contestant
1968 PPA Southern Open Champion
1970 PPA Northern Open Champion
1969 PPA World Putting Champion
1970 PPA World Putting Champion Runner-up
1972 PPA World Putting Champion
1968, 1970 PPA Player of the Year
1970 Tracy Moore Stroke Average Leader
Earned Pro Status 1965

 

nconnor
1988 Neil Connor
Voted number fourteen Greatest Putter of All Time
Charter Member Putt Putt Professional Golfers Association
1960 PPA National Champion
1961 PPA Player of the Year
1962 PPA Eastern Open Champion
1963 PPA Southern Open Champion
1965 PPA Mid Winter Open Champion
1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1968 Putt Putt TV Contestant
Earned Pro Status 1960

 

vrandall
1987 Vance Randall
Voted number four Greatest Putter of All Time
Charter Member Putt Putt Professional Golfers Association
1961, 1962, 1963, 1968 Parade of Champions TV Contestant
1967 PPA National Champion
1969 PPA National Champion
1969,1971, 1973, 1979 World Putting Championship TV Contestant
1971 PPA World Putting Champion
1960’s Putter of the Decade
Earned Pro Status 1960

 

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1987 Don Clayton