Four Manitobans will be inducted into the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame and Museum on Sept. 26 at the McPhillips Station Casino.
They are Gary Kullman and Judi Lidstone, who will be inducted in the athlete category, Derek Ingram as an athlete/builder and Walter Perchaylo as a builder.
Kullman won the Manitoba men’s amateur championship three times (1971, 1973 and 1976), the Jack Blair Memorial trophy as Manitoba match-play champion twice (1978,1979), and was the low amateur at the Manitoba Open championship in 1991.
Lidstone won four provincial women’s senior championships. She was the top Manitoba senior women’s player four times (2002, 2003, 2006 and 2007) and also won the City and
District title twice (1999, 2003). She was runner-up in the Canadian senior championship in 2004 and a finalist for Manitoba amateur golfer of the year in 2003.
As a player, Ingram won several Manitoba PGA tournaments, was the MPGA Player of the Year twice (2002, 2008), winner of the MPGA championship in 2008, and in 2009, he was appointed head coach of the women’s national team and continues in that post.
Perchaylo was involved in golf maintenance for more than 50 years. He was born in Poland in 1936, arrived in Canada in 1939, and died in Winnipeg on Aug. 13, 2008.
Perchaylo was on the board of the Manitoba Golf Superintendents Association from 1962 to 1970 and was the president of that organization in 1969-70. He was also a member of the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association from 1975 to 1987 and was Manitoba superintendent of the year in 1986.