Ferris State University alumni Scott Hebert and David Kendall will be inducted into the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame as part of its Class of 2015 on Sunday, June 7 at the Hall’s new home at Ferris, in Big Rapids.
Hebert and Kendall, Ferris College of Business alumni, will be inducted with Greg Davies and Kelly Robbins during the June ceremony. The four new inductees put the hall’s membership at 109.
Hebert, a 1992 Ferris alumnus, has six Michigan Open championships – tying Al Watrous, a 1982 inductee in the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame, the Hall’s first class. A professional since 1993, Hebert is a two-time winner on the Hooters Tour and a six-time state championship winner. He won the 2008 PGA Professional National Championship, the top prize for club professionals. That put him on the PGA Cup team which defeated the British and Irish at Loch Lomond, Scotland, with Hebert winning all five of his matches. Hebert has won the Michigan PGA championship seven times. Currently, he is the head professional at Traverse City Golf and Country Club.
Kendall, a 1980 alumnus, was the first Ferris PGAGM alumnus to appointed as a head professional when he started at the Cadillac Country Club in 1981. He later relocated downstate, to Ypsilanti, and established the Kendall Academy at Miles of Golf. He started with himself, as the lone instructor, but the academy staff has grown to nine instructors. Female and male academy students have won junior, high school, state and club championships with collegians going on to the professional tours. Kendall was ranked second on Golf Digest’s list of Top Teachers in Michigan. He has been named Michigan PGA Teacher of the Year twice, Golf Professional of the Year twice and was inducted into the Michigan PGA Section Hall of Fame in 2013.
To learn more about this year’s induction ceremony, contact Loretta Larkin by email, or by phone (248) 719-0650.
The Michigan Golf Hall Of Fame
Photos by Greg Johnson, Michigan Golf Hall of Fame