Dec. 1, 2016
FRANKLIN, Ind. – Therese Hession, an Indianapolis native, has been inducted into the Indiana Golf Hall of Fame, honored during a ceremony (Dec. 1) at the Hillcrest Country Club. Hession is joined in the 2016 induction class by Ann Gregory, the first African-American women to compete in a USGA Championship, and her college teammate Kyle O’Brien Steven at Southern Methodist University.
The Indiana Golf Hall of Fame now includes 97 individuals, comprised of major championship winners, PGA & LPGA Professionals, USGA & PGA Presidents, state champions, golf course architects and other Indiana golf contributors.
From the Indiana Golf Foundation:
Indiana Girls State Junior Champion in 1973 … First Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) champion in girl’s golf in 1973-74 playing for Ladywood-St. Agnes (Cathedral) High School … 1977 Indiana State Amateur Champion … 1978 Indianapolis City Champion … Captain of the Southern Methodist University (SMU) AIAW National Championship team in 1979 … First Team All-American in 1979 … Competed 11 seasons on the LPGA TOUR, including over 250 events … Top-150 Career Money Earners on the LPGA Tour upon conclusion of her career … Current Ohio State University Head Women’s Golf Coach for over 25 seasons … 10 Big Ten Conference Championships and 15 NCAA Championship appearances at Ohio State … Former president of the Women’s Golf Coaches Association … Member of the Women’s Golf Coaches Association Coaches Hall of Fame and Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame.