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Three Inducted Into Golf Hall Of Fame

Three inductees joined the Greater Rockford Area Golf Hall Of Fame Monday.
ROCKFORD-It's the people who have made Rockford one of the top golf communities in America. Monday was all about honoring three of those people. The Greater Rockford Area Golf Hall of Fame welcomed three new members during an induction banquet at the Radisson Hotel.
Nell Frewin-Hays, Marianne Floberg-Kaiser and the late Seth B. Atwood and family are the newest members.

Years ago the Atwoods' donated their family homestead north of Rockford for a forest preserve and a golf course.

Frewin-Hays and Floberg-Kaiser have been golf instructors who have impacted the lives of countless stateline golfers over the years. They say there is nothing like seeing one of their pupils excel on the golf course.

"That's the best honor that somone can give me," says Kaiser. "When I can teach them. I take a lot of people from not even knowing how to hold a club and a couple years later they are hitting it 200 yards down the fairway."

"That's what we as teachers live for,' says Ferwin-Hays. It's that 'Aha' moment that people have. You just know that all of a sudden it's all going to come together for them."

The special guest for the golf play day and Hall Of Fame dinner was LPGA star Brittany Lincicome. She was in Rockford in July for the Rockford Pro-Am. That event left a strong impression on her about what the sport of golf means to the Stateline.

"It was amazing to see how many people came out and supported the golf event, and how many people in this community love golf," says Lincicome. "It's great to see so many people coming together."
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