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John Walter Award

Given to the best written article by a superintendent in A Patch of Green. The purpose of the award is to encourage superintendents to write and perhaps win $100 and a plaque for their efforts. John Walter was a Detroit News sportswriter for 45 years before retiring in 1975. He died in 1977. He was the golf writer for nearly four decades with hard work and thoroughness as his trademark.

1985………………………………………………………………… Ken De Busscher
1986…………………………………………………………………… Clem Wolfrom
1991…………………………………………………………………… Kevin Dushane
1993…………………………………………………………………….. Steve Rebhan
1996……………………………………………………………………….. Mike Jones
1997…………………………………………………………………. Bob McMurray
1998……………………………………………………………………….. Tom Mason
1999………………………………………………………………………. Tavis Horton
2002…………………………………………………………………………… Jim Keller

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