Two notable amateur golfers from Fort Worth, John Grace and Mina Hardin, have been elected as 2012 inductees into the Texas Golf Hall of Fame.
The Hall’s board of directors selected the Fort Worth residents as part of a seven-member class that will be enshrined Oct. 22 at San Antonio Country Club.
Grace is the only golfer to compete a career sweep of the Texas Golf Association’s primary individual titles: the Texas Amateur, Mid-Amateur and Senior Amateur. A former Walker Cup competitor, he played in 19 U.S. Amateur events.
Hardin won the 2010 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur, as well as the 2009 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur title. She is a five-time Texas State Women’s Amateur champion.
Others honorees in the 2012 class include professional golfer Justin Leonard, club professionals Charlie Epps and David Price, and two posthumous additions: the late Robert Dedman, Sr., founder of Club Corporation of America, and the late Sam Goldfarb, Sr., longtime president of the San Antonio Golf Association.
Officials also will add Champions Golf Club in Houston to the Texas Golf Hall of Fame’s Texas Registry of Historic Golf Courses.
_ Jimmy Burch