2011 Honoured Members

Judi Lidstone - Athlete

Judi Lidstone rebounded twice from bouts with breast cancer and has earned her place in the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame, winning four provincial women’s senior championships and playing on 13 provincial teams along the way.

Born Dec. 17, 1951, she was an active member of Pine Ridge Golf Club from 1977 to 1992, then at Elmhurst Golf and Country Club from 1993 to the present.

She was the top Manitoba senior women’s player four times (2002, 2003, 2006 and 2007) and also won the City and District title twice (1999, 2003). She was runner-up in the Canadian senior women’s championship in 2004 and she was a finalist in voting for Manitoba amateur golfer of the year in 2003. She won the Women’s match play championship in 2003 and was winner of the Golf Manitoba club champions championship in 2003 and 2005.

As a team player, Lidstone represented Manitoba seven times on the amateur team (1996, 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005 and 2006). She was also on the provincial senior teams six times (2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010 and has also earned a place on the 2011 team).

Gary Kullman - Athlete

Born in Winnipeg July 9, 1953, Gary Lorne Kullman made his mark on the Manitoba golf scene in junior, amateur and mid-amateur divisions and made appearances on 14 provincial golf teams along the way.

Known to his buddies as Skinny, he played out of the Rossmere Country Club from 1964 to 1990 and again from 2005 to 2008 and was a member of Elmhurst Golf and Country Club from 1990 to 2005.

He won the Manitoba men’s amateur championship three times (1971, 1973 and 1976) and was winner of the Jack Blair Memorial trophy as Manitoba match play champion twice (1978,1979). He was the low amateur and winner of the Hal Eidsvig trophy at the Manitoba Open championship in 1991.

His Manitoba appearances began on the provincial junior men’s teams in 1970 and 1971, then on five men’s amateur teams (1976, 1982, 1983, 1984 and 1993) and seven mid-amateur teams (1993, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2004 and 2006).

He was a finalist in the voting for the Manitoba amateur golfer of the year award in 1976. Kullman was also a consistent performer in the annual North America Cup matches against Minnesota golfers, earning places on the Manitoba team eight times from 1993 to 2004 and in the annual Rural/City competitions in 1997, 1999, 2001 and 2003. He earned the most points in the former Manitoba Tour competition twice (1993 and 2001).

Derek Ingram - Athlete/Builder

He had some success playing the game, but Derek Ingram made his big mark on the Manitoba golf scene through his passion for teaching and coaching.

Born in Winnipeg July 5, 1970, his love for the game began as a youngster around the Sandy Hook Golf Club and he competed in Manitoba junior events before deciding to get into the professional end of the business. He turned pro in 1992 and spent two years as an assistant at Niakwa Country Club and a year as assistant at Pine Ridge Golf Club before taking on the head pro post at South Interlake Golf and Country Club in 1995-96-97.

Ingram had a two-year stint as a player on the Canadian Tour in 1998 and 1999 before deciding his career should focus on the teaching and coaching side and he has gained national respect in those areas.

On the playing side, he won several Manitoba PGA tournaments, was the MPGA Player of the Year twice (2002, 2008) and was winner of the MPGA championship in 2008. In1999 he and Garth Goodbrandson teamed as the co-coaches and founders of the University of Manitoba men’s and ladies’ golf program and are still in charge of that program. In partnership with Dave McMillan, he opened the Golf Central training and practice facility in 2000, then sold it in 2006.

Ingram has been recognized as one of Canada’s top golf coaches and teachers. He was winner of the CPGA Teacher of the Year twice (2003, 2007) and also won the Jack McLaughlin Junior Leader of the Year in 2003, the only recipient to ever win both awards. He was a seven-time winner of the Manitoba PGA Teacher of the Year award. He has been selected as one of the top 10 coaches in Canada and a top-50 teacher in North America.

In the fall of 2009, after nine years as a part of the RCGA national teams program, he was appointed head coach of the women’s national team and continues in that post. When not active on the national scene, Ingram serves as head teaching pro at Elmhurst Golf and Country Club and operates Derek Ingram Golf from that location.

Walter Perchaylo - Builder

Walter Perchaylo was involved in the golf maintenance business for more than 50 years and earned a reputation as a mentor to many young superintendents as they started their own careers.

He was born in Poland on June 15, 1936, and arrived in Canada in 1939. He died in Winnipeg Aug. 13, 2008.

Perchaylo served as the golf superintendent at Pine Falls Golf Club from 1960 to 1966, then took over as superintendent at Pine Ridge Golf Club from 1967 to 1987. He was also superintendent at the neighboring Elmhurst Golf and Country Club at the same time in 1968 to 1974.

In 1957-58 he was involved in the surveying and ground work when the Falcon Lake Golf Course was constructed and he also served as a mechanic at Niakwa Country Club from 1995 to 2000. He was the owner of Dew Drop Irrigation from 1987 to 1995 and was also the ice technician at Heather Curling Club from 1970 to 1995.

Perchaylo served on the board of the Manitoba Golf Superintendents Association from 1962 to 1970 and was the president of that organization in 1969-70. He was also a member of the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association from 1975 to 1987.He was named Manitoba superintendent of the year in 1986.

Well respected by his peers, Perchaylo was sought out by many in the industry for advice on such subjects as irrigation, equipment repair and innovative methods involved in golf course maintenance.


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