Lifetime Achievement Award
Lifetime Achievement Award 2020

Eleanore Pellegrini

Eleanore Pellegrini, a fixture in Colorado women’s golf for more than a half-century, won two CGA Senior Women’s Stroke Play titles, six CGA Women’s Brassie Partner trophies and 37 club championships (20 at Wellshire Golf Course and 17 at The Pinery Country Club). A former vice president of the Colorado Women’s Golf Association, Pellegrini worked on its Course Rating and Handicap Committee.

Lifetime Achievement Award 2019

Mark and Lynn Cramer

Since purchasing the Denver Golf Expo from PGA professional Stan Fenn in 2000, Mark and Lynn Cramer have transformed it from a quiet trade show into the annual kickoff to the Colorado golf season, drawing more than 10,000 attendees and 120 vendors each February to the Denver Mart. 


The Cramers support Colorado’s major golf organizations —the Colorado Golf Association, Colorado PGA, Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado and the Colorado Open Golf Foundation—and in return these organizations support the Expo. At every Expo, the Cramers deliver interactive youth-golf activities, seminars, contests, prizes, giveaways, lessons, bargains and opportunities to try out the latest clubs.

Driven by their vision, passion and love for golf, the husband-wife team have created an annual celebration in the dead of winter that reminds us golf season is just around the corner.


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 Lifetime Achievement Award 2018
 Rich Billings

Longtime Club at Rolling Hills member Rich Billings built the club’s junior golf program into a powerhouse, initiating interclub junior competitions all over the Denver Metro region. He helped bring the LPGA’s National Jewish Hospital Open to Rolling Hills and actively contributed to The Foundation at Rolling Hills, which has raised millions of dollars for worthy Jefferson County charities. From 1983-2003, Billings served on the Colorado Golf Hall of Fame’s board of directors. 

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 Lifetime Achievement Award 2017
 Rick Polmear

Rick Polmear volunteered roughly 1,000 hours as project manager for the $6 million CU Evans Scholars house renovation and expansion, which was completed last January. A senior vice president at Jones Lang LaSalle with 34 years of experience, Polmear is a former Evans Scholar and CGA president who has chaired the  Scholarship House Committee for 27 years.

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 Lifetime Achievement Award 2016
 Homer McClintock
 Lifetime Achievement Award 2015
 Dave and Gail Liniger

Dave and Gail Liniger, their Sanctuary course in Sedalia has hosted tournaments that have raised almost $90 million for charity over the years.

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 Lifetime Achievement Award 2015
 Dan Hogan

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 Lifetime Achievement Award 2014
 D'Ann Kimbrel
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 Lifetime Achievement Award 2013
 Gail Godbey
Tom Kensler
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 Lifetime Achievement Award 2012
 Mick Sweetman
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 Lifetime Achievement Award 2011
 Maggie Giesenhagen
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