News 12 @ 6 Jan 12, 2007
Augusta, Ga--Georgia's Golf Hall of Fame is opening their doors to the newest members as the class of 2008 is being enshrined with three new members joining the likes of Larry Mize, Nancy Lopez, and Tommy Aaron.
This year its Spencer Sappington, George "Bucky" Henry, and Jack Lumpkin receiving the high honor. Henry has played in a couple of masters and is also part of the Georgia Tech Hall of Fame. Lumpkin is reguarded as one of the top golf teachers in the nation, while Sappington is a winner of over 125 events including the coveted Georgia Match Play. Each are thrilled to be included in the hall of fame.
"Obviously I was excited" said Jack Lumpkin. "It's a great honor and it's something you don't seek and when it comes along you're surprised and I certainly was."
Spencer Sappington said, "Flabbergasted, I got very emotional, and as it kind of set it, I got really humbled because I knew who was in here."
The Georgia Golf Hall of Fame now has 78 members who've had major influences in the game of golf in the peach state