Sunday, April 08, 2001
Metcalfe, Kunkemoeller are 2001 Legends of Golf
By Jack Murray
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Taylor Metcalfe and Larry Kunkemoeller are this year's Legends of Cincinnati Golf honorees. The 20th annual program is scheduled for May 14 at Maketewah Country Club.
Metcalfe won the 1976 Ohio Amateur and the Met twice (1970, '82). He was Met runner-up five times.
The Wyoming High graduate also won:
LEGENDS OF GOLF
1982 - John Fischer, Carl Schmidt|
1983 - Neil Ransick, Ells Widerman
1984 - Maurice McCarthy, Gale Evans
1985 - Milt Cook Carl Schlotman Sr.
1986 - Tony Blom, Duke Smith
1987 - Olga Weil, Stan Sullivan
1988 - Bill Deupree, John Busemeyer
1989 - Dr. Harry Duccilli, Howard Dammel
1990 - Joan Comisar, Art & Ann Romanow
1991 - Don Gill,1991, Bill Rhodenbaugh
1992 - Roger McManus, Ed Stegner
1993 - DeWitt Balch, Tom Earls
1994 - John Wood II, Bill Anderson
1995 - Allen Joslin, Sandra Jones
1996 - Marion Scheibly, Jimmy Woods
1997 - Dick Peterson, Judy Diem
1998 - 1Louise Kepley, Mort Olman
1999 - Margaret Jones, Ed Heimann
2000 - Denny Gallagher, Bruce Rotte
2001 - Taylor Metcalfe, Larry Kunkemoeller
Wyoming Golf Club championship 16 times;
1992 Legends tournament;
Cincinnati Tournament of Champions twice;
Tri-State Championship (with partner);
Olga Weil Championship (with partner);
Camargo Fleishman Cup;
2000 Charlie Cole Invitational (with partner) in Colorado.
Metcalfe qualified for the U.S. Amateur eight times, once reaching the round of 16 where he lost on the second playoff to Bill Kratzert. He also qualified for the U.S. Mid-Amateur twice.
A protege of former Wyoming Golf Club pro Tommy Ritter, Metcalfe won the Youth Golf Championship at age eight at Avon Field. He caddied for Legends honorees John Busemeyer, Harry Duccilli and Bill Anderson.
Metcalfe played at Rollins College in Florida, where he was an All-American and led Rollins to the 1970 NCAA College Division Championship. Rollins also finished second, third and fourth the other three years of his ten ure. The last shot of his college career was a hole-in-one in the NCAAs. In 1977, he was elected to the Rollins Athletic Hall of Fame.
Kunkemoeller was one of the four founders of the Legends of Cincinnati Golf in 1981, for the purpose of recognizing those individuals who have significantly influenced amateur goal in the Greater Cincinnati area.
Larry has served continuously, tirelessly and selflessly since then towards the success of the Legends, the selection committee said in its release.
Kunkemoeller was a delegate to the Greater Cincinnati Golf Association for 16 years and member of the board of directors the last 12 years. He has been a rules official, awards chairman and tournament chairman and, last year, won the GCGA White Hat of the Year.
His golf record represent ing Purcell High, Xavier University and Terrace Park Country Club isn't bad either. He has three career holes-in-one.
In 1952, Kunkemoeller and his Musketeer teammates won the Ohio Intercollegiate Championship. He won the Terrace Park club championship twice and was runner-up six times. He won the club senior title twice and was runner-up six times. He once tied the Terrace Park amateur course record with a 64.
In 1996 and '97, Kunkemoeller and his son, Tom, won the Cincinnati Family Handicap Championship.
He was runner-up in the Met once and a semifinalist twice. He finished third in stroke-play qualifying once. He won the Queen City Flight of the Met once. He also has won the Hamilton Country Publinx (William Albers Memorial) and the Queen City Invitational as well as the Tri-State Championship (with partner).
Each year, two honorees are selected based on their golfing achievements or their contributions to golf or both. The honorees are chosen by the Honoree Selection Committee, an independent committee, chaired by Bruce Rotte.
Prior to the recognition dinner, a golf competition is conducted for an invited field. Invitees must be at least 40 years old and have won a scratch-play golf tournament or be a special invitee for service to golf. Jerry Thomas will serve as master of ceremonies at the dinner.
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