USGTF Southeast Region director Mike Stevens was inducted into the Hickory Golf Hall of Fame on October 5 in a ceremony at the Happy Hollow Golf Club in Omaha, Nebraska. Stevens was one of five people chosen for the honor. The others were noted historian Dr. David Hamilton of St Andrews, Scotland; Jorgen Linse, Bromma, Sweden; Joe Lauber, Zurich, Switzerland, and Pehr Thermaenius, Taby, Sweden. The HOF honor recognizes their contributions to hickory golf and dedication to preserving the history of the game. Stevens is also the three-time National Hickory champion and is the founder of the United States Professional Hickory Championship.