Virginia Sports Hall of Fame Exhibit, Kingsmill Resort

River Course Clubhouse

Established in 1975, Kingsmill Resort holds a place as one of the great golf destinations in the United States. The River Course has played host to professionals since 1981, with the PGA Tour playing The Michelob Championship annually from 1981-2002, and the LPGA tour making Williamsburg an annual stop from 2003 thru the present day with the Michelob Ultra Championship now known as the Pure Silk Championship. Playing host to Major Winners and Champions on both tours, and everyday golfers alike, Kingsmill offers an unparalleled golfing experience in the cradle of American history. The Virginia Sports Hall of Fame is proud to call Kingsmill home to its golf exhibit highlighting the rich history the sport has cultivated in the Commonwealth.

VSHF Golf Inductees

(Click on each photo for individual bio)

VSHF Golf Facts

6 inductees have won at least 1 Major Championship on the PGA or LPGA Tours

  • Sam Snead leads the way with 7 Major Championship victories
  • Curtis Strange is the only VSHF inductee to win a Major Championship in back-to-back years (U.S. Open 1988 and 1989)
  • Donna Andrews is the only female Virginian to a Major Championship (1994 Dinah Shore)

VSHF inductees have registered 78 Virginia State Golf Association (VSGA) victories

  • Chandler Harper – 14 victories (11 Virginia Opens, 3 VSGA Amateurs)
  • Vinny Giles – 10 victories (7 VSGA Amateurs, 3 Virginia Opens)
  • Lily Harper Martin – 7 VSGA Women’s Amateurs
  • Robbye King Unger – 6 VSGA Women’s Amateurs
  • Mary Patton Janssen – 6 VSGA Women’s Amateurs
  • Donna Andrews – 5 VSGA Women’s Amateurs (all consecutive, 1985-1989)
  • Wynsol Spencer – 5 VSGA Amateurs
  • Tom Strange – 5 Virginia Opens
  • Jane Mack – 4 VSGA Women’s Amateurs
  • Curtis Strange – 2 VSGA Amateurs
  • Sam Snead – 1 Virginia Open
  • Lanny Wadkins – 1 Virginia Open

9 VSHF Inductees have combined to make 38 appearances in National Team competitions (Ryder, Walker, and Solheim Cups)

  • Lanny Wadkins – 11 appearances (2 Walker Cup, 8 Ryder Cup player, 1 Ryder Cup non-playing captain)
  • Sam Snead – 8 appearances (7 Ryder Cup player, 1 Ryder Cup non-playing captain)
  • Curtis Strange – 7 appearances (1 Walker Cup, 5 Ryder Cup player, 1 non-playing captain)
  • Vinny Giles – 5 appearances (4 Walker Cup Playing, 1 non-playing captain)
  • J.C. Snead – 3 appearances (Ryder Cup player)
  • Donna Andrews – 2 appearances (Solheim Cup player)
  • Chandler Harper – 1 appearance (Ryder Cup player)
  • Lew Worsham – 1 appearance (Ryder Cup player) 

Walk The Hall

Virginia Beach, VA

Walk the Hall is a FREE pedestrian tour of exhibits through Town Center section of Virginia Beach. 6 unique exhibits bring the history of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame to you! Check out one or all of the exhibits while you’re shopping with friends, waiting for a table at your favorite restaurant, or as you make your way into your office. For more information please visit the Walk the Hall page on our website;