USGA Joe Dey Award

Tom Dudley from Florida was the recipient of the 2019 USGA Joe Dey Award for meritorious service to the game. (USGA/Scott Stevens)

Presented annually since 1996, the Joe Dey Award recognizes an individual's meritorious service to the game as a volunteer. It is named for Joseph C. Dey Jr., who served as the USGA's executive director from 1934-69 and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1975.

Past recipients include Clyde Luther, Joe Luigs, Bill Dickey, Bob Hooper, Gene McClure, Michael Cumberpatch, Inez Muhleman, Pearl Carey and Jayne Watson. This year's recipient, Tom Dudley from Florida has officiated at more than 100 USGA championships and has been a longtime volunteer with the Florida State Golf Association.

Below is a full list of Joe Dey Award winners.

Joe Dey Award Winners

1996 — Charles N. Eckstein
1997 — John Staver
1998 — Joe King
1999 — Frank Anglim
2000 — Jack Emich
2001 — Bill Dickey
2002 — Clyde Luther
2003 — John Hanna
2004 — Adele Lebow
2005 — Pearl Carey
2006 — Bob Hooper
2007 — Harry McCracken
2008 — Gene McClure
2009 — Dick Rundle
2010 — Joe Luigs
2011 — Inez Muhleman
2012 — Stan Grossman
2013 — Taizo Kawata
2014 — Michael Cumberpatch
2015 — Dr. David Cookson
2016 — Keith Hansen
2017 — Jayne Watson
2018 — Gib Palmer
2019 — Tom Dudley