Hoag Charity Sports Hall of Fame

Community Leaders Honored

The Hoag Charity Sports Hall of Fame honors individuals who make an impressive imprint on Orange County communities and have contributed towards making this tournament the preeminent event on the PGA TOUR Champions.

Hank Adler – Inducted 2013

Tournament Chairman, 1998–2007

After leading the Taco Bell Newport Classic for five years, Hank became the Toshiba Classic Tournament Chairman during the initial 10 years of Hoag’s management. Hank was instrumental in building the tournament into the premier event it is today. His stewardship left a lasting imprint, as this event was the first PGA TOUR Champions tournament to raise $1 million for charity in any one year (2000), and it has averaged over a million dollars per year ever since.

Jake Rohrer – Inducted 2013

Tournament Chairman, 1998–2006

Jake’s leadership and support of Hoag’s golf events extends back to 1985, when he first served as Tournament Chairman of the Newport Classic. As Co-Chairman of the Toshiba Classic from 1998–2006, Jake Rohrer helped create an operation that evolved into the best run tournament on the PGA TOUR Champions. Over 1,000 volunteers under Jake’s command served Hoag in our efforts to raise $1 million annually for this community, creating the most important charitable event in all of Orange County.

Paul Folino – Inducted 2015

Contributor and Chairman, 2018–Present

Paul Folino has been an avid fan and supporter of the tournament since Emulex became a diamond sponsor in 2001. Since that time, Paul quietly worked behind the scenes helping build additional corporate support in the Orange County business community. His leadership has had a direct and meaningful impact on the success of this event and the charities that benefit. Paul is just the third Tournament Chairman of Hoag’s PGA TOUR Champions event.

Jack Norberg – Inducted 2016

Contributor

When Jack began his sponsorship in 2009, he immediately also became an ambassador for this tournament throughout the community, engaging partners and associates to join and support the event. Jack became a board member when Hoag Charity Sports was formed. He continued to be a leading supporter every year, and his contributions helped the tournament consistently be the foremost event on the PGA TOUR Champions.

Ira J. Garbutt – Inducted 2018

Tournament Chairman 2008–2018

As Tournament Chairman from 2008–2018, Ira Garbutt’s leadership coming out of difficult economic times was critical to the Toshiba Classic maintaining its status as the premier charitable TOUR event. Additionally, he helped organize and structure Hoag Charity Sports – a Hoag supporting 501(c)(3) foundation that now hosts the tournament – and established a structure of leadership which will serve the tournament well into the future.

Marshall Duffield – Inducted 2018

Contributor, Crosby Southern Tournament Founder and Chairman

Marshall Duffield is, quite simply, the founder of Hoag Hospital professional golf. As a friend of Bing Crosby, “Duffy” created the initial Crosby Southern Pro-Am in 1975 and started Hoag down the path of using golf as a fundraiser and community promotion. Over four decades later, the Crosby Southern has evolved into the most successful and largest PGA TOUR Champions event in history.

Charley Hester – Inducted 2018

Contributor, Crosby Southern Co-Founder and Tournament Chairman

Charley Hester, an early 552 Club member and later Hoag Hospital Board member, was asked by his friend Marshall Duffield to help seal the deal with Bing Crosby. For the annual fee of $1 to the Crosby family, the Crosby Southern was launched. Charley then played a key role in securing sponsors and community support in the early years of the tournament, as Hoag’s golf events became an important piece of the foundation’s fundraising efforts.

Toshiba Classic Champions

2016 & 2007

Jay Haas

2015 

Duffy Waldorf

2014 & 2010

Fred Couples

2013

David Frost

2012

Loren Roberts

2011

Nick Price

2009 

Eduardo Romero

2008

Bernhard Langer

2006

Brad Bryant

2005

Mark Johnson

2004

Tom Purtzer

2003

Roger Davis

2007 & 1998

Hale Irwin

2001

Jose Maria Canizares

2000

Allen Doyle

1999

Gary McCord

Toshiba Senior Classic

While the Toshiba Senior Classic was under different management from 1995-97, these champions are included in the Hoag Charity Sports Hall of Fame.

1997

Bob Murphy

1996

Jim Colbert

1995

George Archer

Newport Classic Champions

1975 – Billy Ziobro1982 – Ed Dougherty1990 – Brian Claar
1976 – Bob Eastwood1983 – Mike Gove1991 – Ron Shelton
1977 – Bruce Fleisher1984 – Bill Briton1992, 93 – Clark Dennis
1978 – Gary Groh1985, 87 – John McComish1994 – Jerry Foltz
1979 – Bobby Baker1986 – Tony Grimes1995, 96 – R.W. Eaks
1980 – Bob Mann1988 – John Chafee1997 – John Johnson
1981 – Mitch Mooney1989 – Perry Parker