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USGA Joe Dey Award

2023 recepient Robin Farran has officiated more than 1,000 championships locally, nationally and abroad. (John Mummert/USGA)

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

2020 — Lon Haskew

2021 — No Award Given (COVID-19 pandemic)

2022 — Ede Rice

2023 — Robin Farran

2024 — E. Lee Coble