October 13, 2015

Hall of Fame & Lifetime Achievement Award

Tammy Bowman-Wilmot will be inducted into the Hall of Fame while Mallory Privett earns the Lifetime Achievement Award

Lifetime Achievement Award - Mallory Privett

H. Mallory Privett Jr. will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Florida State Golf Association’s Annual Dinner celebration in November. Due to his hard work and commitment to the game of golf, Mallory was previously inducted in the FSGA Hall of Fame in 2010, was named FSGA volunteer of the year in 1995 and 1998, and is a Class of 2015 inductee into the South Florida PGA Hall of Fame.

Born in 1936 and raised in Selma, Alabama, Mallory graduated from the University of Alabama before serving three years in the U.S. Navy as an officer on the Destroyer U.S.S. O’Hare.  He retired in 1992 from the Pratt & Whitney Division of United Technologies Corporation and currently lives in Palm Beach County with his wife Margaret “Boo” Privett who volunteered alongside Mallory.  The Privett’s have three sons and ten grandchildren.

After retiring, Mallory devoted his time to giving back to golf by volunteering for more organizations than just the Florida State Golf Association. Those included the PGA of America, United States Golf Association, Palm Beach County Golf Association, and The PGA and LPGA Tour. He even made time to serve as Mayor of North Palm Beach from 1971-1974 and the North Palm Beach Village Council from 1969-1974. Mallory’s contribution to the Palm Beach County Golf Association earned him induction into the PBCGA Hall of Fame in 2007. His contributions in the south Florida community will be honored with his 2015 induction into the South Florida PGA Hall of Fame.

Mallory has served as Overall Volunteer Chairman for 24 professional tour events, hundreds of local events, and freely given his time as a volunteer for numerous associations. On the national level, he has served as a Rules Official at over 30 USGA Championships and as a member of the U.S. Senior Amateur Championship Committee. In addition to dedicating his time volunteering at countless FSGA tournaments, Mallory was FSGA President from 2002-2003 and is currently a member of the Board of Directors. Mallory’s impact rises above being an outstanding Rules Official. He excels in organizing volunteers into a trained team that run events in a professional manner, whether it is six committee volunteers for a small qualifier, or the thousands of volunteers for the Honda Classic, Mallory provides exceptional leadership that results in superior performance. Impacting lives on and off of the golf course is what makes Mallory an outstanding individual with a lifetime dedication to golf.

Hall of Fame Inductee - Tammy Bowman-Wilmot

Tammy Bowman-Wilmot will be inducted into the Florida State Golf Association’s prestigious Hall of Fame in November at the Annual Dinner celebration.

Tammy Bowman was born in Frankfort, Kentucky and moved to Jacksonville where she began playing golf. After moving to Jacksonville her father, Kayo Bowman, became the golf professional at Jacksonville Beach Country Club. Tammy played for the Terry Parker High School golf team and in 1968, her final year of high school, Tammy won the FHSAA State Girl’s Golf Championship as an individual. That same year she was crowned the Florida State Junior Girls' Champion through the Florida Women’s State Golf Association, the same Championship she won two years prior in 1966.

Tammy recorded a stellar junior golf career, which included competing in the United States Girls' Junior Championship in 1964, 1966, and 1968. She advanced to the Round of 16 in the U.S. Girls' Junior in 1964 and 1968. Tammy participated in the Jacksonville Area Golf Association (JAGA) where she was crowned Junior Girl's Champion each year from 1965 to 1968. Due to her impressive golf she was named JAGA female Junior Golfer of the Year from 1965 to 1967. Her golfing accolades did not end at the junior level. Tammy was a member of the University of Florida's Women's golf team from 1968-1972 where she was coached by Mimi Ryan.

As an active member of the Florida Women’s State Golf Association (FWSGA), Tammy was the State Amateur Champion in 1971 and 1986, as well as Runner-Up in 1987. In 1997 and 2000 Sisi Hedges teamed up with Tammy to be victorious in the FWSGA State Four-Ball Championship. For over five decades, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and 2000, Tammy earned wins at FWSGA events. From 1994 to 2003 Tammy competed as a member of Team Florida in the Southeastern Women’s Amateur Team Championship.

As of 2015, Tammy has competed in 16 USGA events including the inaugural U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur in 1987. She qualified and competed in four U.S. Women’s Open Championships. From 1990 to 2007, Tammy was a member of the USGA Junior Girls' Championship Committee. In 1998 she served as a Rules Official at the U.S. Women’s Open making her one of the few women who has both played and officiated in this Championship. Tammy shared her passion for golf as an Official or Co-Official in charge of the U.S. Girls' Junior, U.S. Women’s Amateur, and U.S. Women’s Open qualifiers in Florida from 1991 to 2001. Tammy not only expanded women’s golf through her performance in state and national competitions but she influenced the game as an official. Today Tammy spends her spare time playing pickle ball and attending University of Florida football and basketball games!

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