2012 Honoured Members

Tannys Aspevig - Athlete

Tannys Aspevig

Born in Winnipeg on March 27, 1950, Tannys Aspevig made her mark on the Manitoba golf scene from 1965 to 1971.

During that seven-year span, she won the Manitoba Junior Women's title twice, the Manitoba Amateur Women's crown four times and the Women's City and District championship once, and also won berths on the provincial junior team twice and the amateur team once.

Teamed with Lynda Devine, Aspevig won the Canadian Junior Women's team championship in 1968.

Golfing out of Rossmere Country Club, she won her junior titles in 1967 and 1968 and was on the two-member provincial junior teams in 1965, 1966, 1967 and 1968. She won the provincial amateur crown in 1967, 1969 and 1970 and was on the provincial amateur team in 1970. In 1968, she added the City and District honours to her list of conquests.

Close friend and fellow Rossmere golfer Bonnie Brekke was also a strong competitor at that time, winning the provincial junior crown in 1965 and 1966 and joining Aspevig on the provincial junior team in 1965, 1966 and 1967. Brekke was also on Manitoba amateur teams in 1968 and 1971.

Tannys Aspevig died on April 14, 2010, at the age of 60.

Tannys is an inductee into the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame and Museum Inc., September 24, 2012.

Steve Bannatyne - Athlete/Builder

Steve Bannatyne

Stephen Andrew Bannatyne won two Manitoba amateur golf championships and played on seven teams (including two Manitoba winning foursomes) and is also recognized for his work as a builder of the sport of golf in the province for his 25 years of operating the Mundie Putter League.

Born in Winnipeg Sept. 23, 1949, he started his golf career at Rossmere Country Club in 1963 and has been a member of St. Charles Country Club since 1975.

He was a member of the Manitoba Junior Men's team in 1966, 1967 and 1968, with the l967 team the first from Manitoba to win the Canadian title. He won the 15 year-old category in the provincial junior championship in 1965.

Bannatyne won the Manitoba Men's Amateur championship in 1972 and 1974 and he played on the Manitoba Willingdon Cup teams in 1971, 1973, 1974 and 1975. The 1974 team, with Gavin Speirs, Ted Homenuik and Barry McKenzie, was the first Manitoba team to win the Willingdon Cup.

In 1973, after a tie for low Canadian (fourth overall) at the Canadian Amateur championship, he was selected to play on the two-man team playing in the world international Dominican Invitiational in Santa Domingo, where he finished second. He was also runner-up in the Canadian Mid-Amateur championship at Elmhurst in 1992.

He is saluted for his work with the Mundie Putter League, which features inter-club competition and has been directly responsible for developing the competitive and matchplay skills of many of Manitoba's top players over the years. Bannatyne was in charge of the operation for more than 25 years.

In 1969, Bannatyne caddied for professional George Knudson, who lost to Roberto Di Vicendo in a Shell Wonderful World of Golf competition played at St. Charles Country Club. Knudson was among the first inductees into the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame.

Steve is an inductee into the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame and Museum Inc., September 24, 2012.

Joyce Collier - Builder

Joyce Collier

Joyce A. Collier provided the leadership as the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame and Museum became a reality in 2003 and her lengthy record of service to the golf community has resulted in her inclusion as part of the hall's 10th induction ceremony.

She served as president of the Hall of Fame and Museum from 2003 to 2006 and as chairman of the induction event from 2007 to 2011. She was a member of the selection committee from 2003 to 2011 and also served on the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame selection committee from 2010 to 2012.

Collier's involvement with the sport started at her home course, serving as president, vice-president, handicap chairman and junior chairman for the Portage Ladies' Golf Club. She initiated the introduction to golf program at Portage la Prairie schools and was a director of the club's junior girls and boys section.

On, the provincial scene, she served as District D chairman, then on the Manitoba Ladies' Golf Association executive as junior director in 1983-84, teams director in 1992-93, vice-president in 1994-95 and president in 1995-97.

Nationally, Collier was director of player development for the Canadian Ladies' Golf Association in 1998-2000 and associate governor of the Royal Canadian Golf Association in 2006-2008. She was on the rules committee for the national CLGA junior and amateur tournaments in 1981, publicity chairman for the 1991 National junior championship and provincial president for the 1996 national senior championship. She also worked as a volunteer on starting and scoring at national and CN Public Links events from 2006 to 2010 and was chairman of the ecology committee for the 2010 Canadian Women's Open championship.

She was named sports person of the year in Portage la Prairie in 1998, earned a CLGA distinguished service award in 2000 and was presented with honorary life membership by the Portage Golf Club in 2004. The Joyce Collier Award was presented by the Portage Ladies' Golf Club in 1993 and is presented annually to a junior golfer.

Her other volunteer activities have included service as a General Board Member of the Southport Aerospace Centre Inc. and past board member of the Portage Figure Skating Club, Portage Minor Hockey and Manitoba Arthritis Society.

Joyce is an inductee into the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame and Museum Inc., September 24, 2012.

Dale Goehring - Athlete

Dale Goehring

Dale Robert Goehring was born in Calgary, Sept. 27, 1971 but got his golfing start as a junior in Winnipeg.

On the local scene, Goehring won the Breezy Bend Junior Championship in five straight years from 1986 to 1990, the Men's Club Championship in 1994 and 1995 and won the annual Grey Owl Tournament title in 1992 and 1994.

At the provincial level, Goehring claimed the Manitoba Juvenile title in 1988, the Junior honours in 1990, Match Play Championships in 1994 and 1995, member of three Manitoba Junior teams in 1988, 1989 and 1990, member of five Manitoba Willingdon Cup teams in 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997 and one Alberta Willingdon Cup team in 2000 – winning the Championship for Manitoba in 1995 and 1996 and Alberta in 2000.

He first drew attention on the national scene in 1988 when he won the Canadian Juvenile Championship at Kelowna, B.C. Nine years later, Goehring won the 1997 Canadian Men's Amateur Championship at Crowbush Cove, PEI. He rounded out his national record as a Canadian Team member playing in the 1997 Simon Bolivar Cup, Venezuela.

He was chosen as Manitoba Amateur Golfer of the Year in 1988 and 1997. In 1988, he was also named Manitoba Male Youth Athlete of the Year and won the RCGA Junior Achievement Award for Manitoba. In 1997, he was named Manitoba Male Athlete of the Year and Canadian Score Magazine Male Golfer of the Year.

He was also a noted curler, representing Manitoba on provincial Junior Curling teams in 1989 and 1991. He was rewarded for his scholastic ability with Golf Canada Foundation scholarships in 1989, 1990, 1991 and 1992 while taking engineering at University of Manitoba. He also has an MBA from University of Calgary.

In 1997 Dale moved to Calgary as an engineer where he is a member and committee volunteer at the Glencoe Golf and Country Club.

Dale is an inductee into the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame and Museum Inc., September 24, 2012.

Glen Hnatiuk - Athlete

Glen Hnatiuk

Glen Anthony Hnatiuk was born May 15, 1965, in Selkirk, honed his early golf skills at the Selkirk Golf and Country Club and went on to win more than $2,400,000 on the PGA Tour.

In his amateur days, Hnatiuk played in the Western Canada junior team matches and the Manitoba/Minnesota junior matches in 1982, won the Manitoba Men's Amateur championship in 1986 and played on three provincial Willingdon Cup teams in 1985, 1986 and 1987. He was named Manitoba Amateur golfer of the year in 1987 and was a finalist in 1986.

In his collegiate years, he was on the University of Southern Mississippi golf team from 1984 to 1988, named to the All-Metro Conference team in 1988, had numerous top 10 finishes, won one individual championship and was team captain in his senior year. He was inducted into the University of Southern Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 2003.

As a pro on the local scene, Hnatiuk was Manitoba Assistant Pro champion and MPGA champion in 1989, placed second in the Manitoba Open in 1990 and seventh in the Manitoba Open in 1991. He was MPGA player of the year in 1989. His mini-tour career featured leading money winner on the Emerald Coast tour in 1990, 1991, winner of the Jackson Open on the United States tour in 1990 and winner of the Disney World tournament on the Spalding Space Coast tour in 1993.

In his rookie season on the Nationwide Tour in 1992 he won the Mississippi Gulf Coast Classic, he played 28 events on the Nationwide Tour in 1993, then full seasons from 1993 to 1997, winning for the second and third times at the Carolina Classic and Utah Classic. He played full-time on the PGA Tour in 1998, winning $148,000. He won his fourth event on the Nationwide Tour, the Tri Cities Classic, in 1999. He finished with $583,773 in career earnings on the Nationwide Tour.

He was a full-time member of the PGA Tour in 2000 with two top-10s and five top-25s and $428,000 in earnings. In 2001, he had five top-25 finishes and more than $400,000 in earnings. In 2002, he had eight top-25s, led the St. Jude Classic for three rounds and won more than $500,000. He was a full-time PGA member in 2003, played only nine events in 2004 due to injury and was back on the tour in 2005, earning more than $650,000 in 2003-05. He played again on the Nationwide Tour in 2006.

Internationally, Hnatiuk teamed with Mike Weir to represent Canada in the 2000 EMC World Cup of Golf in Bella Vista, Argentina. With a team total of 272, Canada placed ninth in the event which was won by the U.S. team of Tiger Woods and David Duval.

Glen is an inductee into the Manitoba Golf Hall of Fame and Museum Inc., September 24, 2012.



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