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Hall of Fame Bios

Jackie Gallagher

Inducted 2022

Jeff Gallagher

Inducted 2022


Craig Bowden

Craig Bowden was born and raised in Bedford, Indiana. He played high school golf at Bedford North Lawrence, and later was inducted into the Indiana High School Golf Coaches Association Hall of Fame for his successful playing career (‘08).  After graduating from Vincennes University, Bowden turned professional and competed on the NGA Hooters Tour, where he had three victories.  He also continued to play in state events, winning back-to-back Indiana Open Championships in ‘94 and ‘95.  In ‘96, Bowden got his official PGA Tour card, and started competing on Tour in ‘97, while also competing on the Korn Ferry Tour (then known as the Tour).  While on Tour, Bowden participated in 10 PGA Tour major championships and had three Korn Ferry Tour wins including: the NIKE Miami Valley Open (‘98), the Miccosukee Championship (‘03), and the Northeast Pennsylvania Classic (‘06). In 2013, he ended his Tour career, and rejoined the Indiana Section PGA, where he once again began competing in state events.  His first local event was the 2014 Indiana Open Championship at Otter Creek Golf Course in Columbus.  There, he posted a record tournament total of 18-under-par, and won the State Open for the third time, just as he had 19 years prior.  In 2015, he added the Indiana PGA Professional Championship title to his list of playing accomplishments.
In addition to his success on the golf course, Bowden has also spent years of his career helping junior golfers and raising money for local organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence County and the Bedford Recreation Foundation.
Today, Bowden continues to participate in Indiana Golf events and works as a club fitter for KBS Shafts.


Jamie Broce

Jamie Broce was born in Napoleon, Ohio and moved to Indianapolis when he was three years-old. He attended Ben Davis High School, where he played varsity golf and had a tremendous junior career.  He was an IHSAA individual state champion (‘92) and runner-up (‘95) and a two-time Indiana Boys State Junior Champion (‘92, ‘95). Broce went on to play collegiate golf at Ball State University, where his playing success continued.  He was team captain from ‘97-’99, the recipient of the NCAA Ben Hogan Award (‘98), NCAA All-American Third Team (‘99), MAC Player of the Year (‘99), MAC Sportsman of the Year (‘99), and an Academic All-American First Team (‘98, ‘99).  He also won six collegiate golf tournaments and set or tied seven Ball State golf records.  In 2009, he was recognized for his college golf success with his induction into the Ball State University Athletics Hall of Fame. Upon graduation, he turned professional and competed on the NGA Hooters Tour and the Korn Ferry Tour (formerly known as the Tour), where he had three top-four finishes.  Broce continued to compete in Indiana events as well, and won back-to-back Indiana Open Championships (‘02, ‘03).  To date, he has won eleven Indiana Section PGA events. In 2008, Broce continued to pursue his passion in golf and shifted his focus to coaching, becoming the Assistant Golf Coach at Indiana University.  While at IU, he had ten wins under his belt, was ranked #4 by Golfstat, coached a Golfweek First Team All-American, and led IU to the NCAA post-season all four years. In 2012, he took his first head coaching job at the University of Toledo and led his team to three top-three Mid-American Conference finishes and five tournament wins.  He also coached five players who became First Tee All-MAC and one Player of the Year MAC. In 2017, Broce became the Head Coach at IUPUI in Indianapolis.  To date, Broce has led his women’s team to back-to-back Horizon League Championships, and their first-ever NCAA Regional appearances in ‘18 and ‘19. He has 10 tournament wins to date, has coached three Horizon League Players of the Year, eight Horizon League All-Conference players, and was voted the Horizon League Men’s Coach of the Year in ‘19 by his peers. In addition to his coaching career, Broce also continues to play competitive golf.  In 2014, he participated in the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club and again in 2017 at Quail Hollow Golf Club.  He also was a six-time participant in the National PGA Professional Championship and finished runner-up in 2014. Broce also continues to play in Indiana PGA events, and in 2020 was named the Indiana Section PGA Player of the Year.
Broce still coaches at IUPUI and resides in Indianapolis


Mike David

Mike David was born and raised in Columbus, Indiana. He learned the game of golf alongside his father at a young age, before joining the Columbus North High School Men’s Team. There, he was a four year letter winner, 2nd Team All-State, a four-time state finalist, a member of the ‘82 State Runner-up Team, and a four-time All South Central Conference selection.  David went on to play collegiately at Ball State University, where he was a four year letter winner, an Academic All-American and had five top-10 collegiate college finishes.  Upon graduation, David knew he wanted to pursue a career in the golf and when an opening at the Indiana Golf Office for an Assistant Tournament Director presented itself, David accepted the position without hesitation.  After his first few months with Indiana Golf, the current Executive Director decided to leave and David assumed the role of ED at just 27 years-old.  To date, David has served as Executive Director for more than 30 years. While in this role, he has made his mark on both a state and national level and has become one of most well-respected Executive Directors in the country.  During his tenture, David has grown the Indiana Junior Golf Program from 300 participants to 1,500 participants annually, oversaw the construction and planning of the Gongaware Junior Golf Academy, implemented the Indiana Golf Foundation Scholarship and Dave E. Simon Scholarship programs, and brought First Tee-Indiana under the Foundation’s umbrella – which now reaches more than 100,000 participants statewide.  In 2022, the Indiana Golf Office will be moving to Indianapolis to better serve our state golf community, and reach even more First Tee-Indiana participants.  David will continue to serve as Executive Director and grow the game of golf in every capacity possible.


Brian C. Chalifoux

Brian C. Chalifoux was born and raised in North Adams, Massachusetts. He first became interested in golf as a young adult, after participating in a golf league as an employee at General Electric. His newfound interest in the game sparked his love of agriculture and prompted him to enroll in the Stockbridge School of Agriculture at the University of Massachusetts, with a degree in Turfgrass Science.  After graduating from Stockbridge, Chalifoux became an Assistant Professional at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, New York, under the leadership of Richard Bator. After serving as an assistant from ’78 to ’80, Chalifoux went on to become a golf course superintendent at South Bend Country Club in South Bend, Indiana for two years (’81-’82). He then went on to work as a superintendent at Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Illinois from ’83 to ’87. His career then took him back to Indiana in ‘88, where he served as superintendent for 31 years at Fort Wayne Country Club.  Throughout Chalifoux’s career, a huge emphasis was placed on mentoring his assistants and helping them become superintendents or other promotions within the industry. In total, 18 of his former assistants have gone on to become superintendents. Chalifoux also prides himself on his involvement with the Hoosier GCSAA, serving as both Vice President and eventually President (’90). In 2018, Chalifoux was recognized with the Midwest Regional Turf Foundation Distinguished Service Award. His career motto was to, “work hard, lead, train, and keep your eye on the prize.”

Cathy Gerring

Cathy Gerring was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She learned the game of golf from her father, Bill Kratzert, at an early age. During her junior golf career, Gerring won two Indiana State Junior Championships (’76, ’77) and went on to play collegiate golf at Ohio State University. There, Gerring was a two-time medalist at the Big Ten Conference Championship (’82, ’83), an NCAA First Team All-American (’83), and was named Ohio State University’s Athlete of the Year (’83). In 1984, Gerring took her shot on the LPGA Tour, finishing 12th at LPGA Qualifying and earning an exempt status for the 1985 tournament season. Throughout her LPGA career, Gerring was a three-time LPGA Champion (the Lady Keystone Open, Stratton Mountain LPGA Classic, and the Trophee Urban World Championship). After giving birth to her first child, Zachary, Gerring only competed in six events in 1988, but went on to grab four top-20 finishes in 1989 and was named the 1990 LPGA Bounce Back Player of the Year. That same year, Gerring was selected to participate in the Inaugural Solheim Cup at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club in Orlando, Florida. Led by Captain Kathy Whitworth, the United States defeated Europe 11.5 to 4.5 points. This is one of Gerring’s most proud career moments to date. In ’92, Gerring suffered severe burns on her face and hands during a fire incident in April. She did not return to competition until ’96. In ’97, Gerring was inducted into the Ohio State University Athletic Hall of Fame. In 2004, she was also inducted into the Little League Hall of Excellence as the first female inductee.

Erika Wicoff

Erika Wicoff was born in Joliet, Illinois and was raised in Hartford City, Indiana. She began playing golf when she was only four years old. Wicoff had a successful junior golf career, winning the Indiana State Junior Championship back-to-back years (’88, ’89), finishing runner-up the following two years (’90, ’91), and also adding two runner-up finis