Father of tour pro Brad, the elder Adamonis was 2005 NAIA Coach of the Year for national champion Johnson & Wales (Miami). At 62, Oct. 10.
Contest winner of the 2008 Golf Digest U.S. Open Challenge, Atkinson inspired hope with his strong fight against inoperable lung cancer. At 40, June 11.
Julius (Julie) A. Bescos
The USC Hall of Fame member was a past president of the Southern California GA. At 97, May 23.
A member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America for 51 years and its president in 1971. At 80, Jan. 23.
The New York-area club pro was one of the U.S. Open's great "unknown players." His second-round 65 in 1973 set an Oakmont record -- broken two days later by Johnny Miller's 63. At 72, April 14.
A member of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Division, Boyd also instructed at Alabama State. At 57, Feb. 24.
Marjorie (Marge) Burns
The LPGA T&CP 1976 Teacher of the Year, Burns as a player won the North Carolina Amateur 10 times. At 83, June 3.
Recipient of the 2005 Joe Dey Award for excellent volunteer efforts. At 96, Feb. 23.
A past president of the Women's Met GA. At 81, March 12.
A founder of the CC of Hudson (Ohio), he started the Hudson Junior Invitational in 1979. At 79, March 26.
Longtime standout amateur who played in the 1956 Curtis Cup and from 1968-1972 won five straight USGA Senior Women's Amateurs, adding runner-up finishes in '74 and '75. At 90, March 19.
Promising Welsh amateur, who planned to attend East Tennessee State, was killed in a car accident. At 19, April 30.
Accomplished administrator who was president of the Western GA in 1978 and 1979, and helped start the USGA Joe Dey Award given for outstanding volunteer service. At 93, Feb. 27.
Bay Hill media center official who had previously been a golf writer for the Orlando Sentinel. At 69, Jan. 16.
Mickie Gallagher Jr.
A PGA of America member since 1964, he was a teammate of Arnold Palmer's at Wake Forest. At 78, March 6.
Entertainer and impressionist had run a junior golf tournament and golf academy in Nevada. At 52, May 1.
A tour caddie since the 1950s who worked for Tony Jacklin and Greg Norman, he was one of the first European loopers to work in America. At 75, May 5.
Brother of and caddie for tour player Ken, who, along with Ken's girlfriend, Jeannie Hodgin, 52, and Ken's dog, Nip, died in a highway accident. At 56, June 8.
Dr. Richard Ho
Pediatrician whose love for golf convinced him to organize the Hawaii State GA in 1984. At 82, May 14.
The 1999 PGA Golf Professional of the Year, he was also the '96 Horton Smith Award winner for education, a rules referee at two Ryder Cups and head pro at Athens (Ga.) CC. At 63, Aug. 31.
An LPGA Tour original founding player and Hall of Fame member, Jameson won the 1947 U.S. Women's Open and the U.S. Women's Amateur in '39 and '40. She later turned to teaching, painting and promoting the arts. At 89, Feb. 7.
Lamont (Monty) Kaser
Prior to a PGA Tour career in the 1960s and '70s, he'd won the 1966 U.S. Amateur Public Links title. At 67, Sept. 19.
Chicago-area newspaper and radio golf personality. At 58, Aug. 10.
John P. May
A versatile senior editor at Golf Digest from 1954 to '83, he promoted the feats of the common golfer and poked fun at pretentious behavior. At 89, April 29.
John F. McGillicuddy
As a Manufacturers Hanover Trust CEO he helped run the Westchester Classic in the 1980s. At 78, Jan. 4.
Howard F. McGovern
Father of pro player Jim, he was patriarch of the Metropolitan (N.Y.) Golf Writers' 1996 Family of the Year. At 80, April 14.
The sidekick to Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show," he lent his name to the Quad Cities Open from 1975 to 1979 when it needed solid support. At 86, June 23.
Robert A. Miller Sr.
Past president of the Westchester (N.Y.) GA in 1996. At 81, May 11.
Three-time PGA Tour winner who settled into teaching jobs in L.A., working with several Hollywood stars. At 91, Feb. 1.
Martin (Marty) Moraghan
Longtime USGA official and member of Connecticut Golf Hall of Fame. Son Mike coached Virginia from 1989-2004. At 93, Aug. 14.
Senior Editor at Golf Digest from 1974 to '97, the former Minnesota sportswriter authored best-selling golf books with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. At 77, June 30.
Renowned for his long- and mid-iron play, the Scotsman played on three Great Britain Ryder Cup teams. At 92, July 25.
One of Ely Callaway's executive allies during a 15-year career promoting the Callaway brand. At 53, Oct. 24.
Australian golfer who played the LPGA Tour in the early 2000s. At 44, March 19. fordie pitts jr. A tournament winner in New England for more than 50 years, his steady job was co-owner of Hyannis GC. At 79, Oct. 27.
Robert (Skee) Riegel
A strong player with a deft touch, the late starter won the 1947 U.S. Amateur and was second in the 1951 Masters. At 94, Feb. 22.
A six-time tour winner and the 1959 PGA champion, "Rossie" leaves a broadcasting legacy as an on-course reporter for ABC, noted for his dire shot calls. At 82, May 14. >>>Read more
A fine player herself, she was mother of Hall of Famer Carol Semple Thompson and wife of 1974-75 USGA president Harton (Bud) Semple. At 87, Jan. 18.
Edwin (Bud) Shrake
Texas sports scribe who hung out with Dan Jenkins and put Harvey Penick's teaching thoughts in book form. At 77, May 8.
Wife of PGA Tour player Chris Smith, and mother of two, killed in a car accident. At 42, June 21.
Charles (Charley) Stine
Founded Florida Golfweek (now Golfweek Magazine) in March 1975. At 81, March 3.
Wrote historical books on St. Andrews and the Masters Tournament, plus a putting tome with Horton Smith. At 92, June 6.
The master of every writing forum, he brilliantly described golf's foibles and triumphs in numerous essays. At 76, Jan. 27.
Dallas sportswriter who covered golf for four decades. At 80, March 28.
Richard J. Welsh Jr.
Norfolk, Va., golf writer and contributor to Golf World. At 84, Aug. 27.
A four-time Texas Women's Amateur winner, she played in 50 USGA events. At 62, July 27.
__William (Bill) Wilson __
Served two commissioners in a nearly 30-year PGA Tour career. At 90, March 19.