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John Crooks and Michele Redman are going in to the NGCA Hall of Fame

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    By Paul Downey

    The National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) can induct John Crooks, Women's tennis coach at Campbell University and Leta Lindley and Michele Redman into the NGCA Hall of Fame at their upcoming Hall of Fame Induction Banquet to-be held Tuesday, January 10, 2006, in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.

    Criminals becomes the 39th member of the Coaches Hall of Fame and Lindley and Redman become the 47th and 48th members of the Players Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony, with master of ceremonies Kay Cockerill of The Golf Channel, can occur through the 2006 NGCA Member Convention in the Caesars Tahoe Hotel.

    Now in his 15th year in charge of the women's system at Campbell University, Crooks is one of the leading collegiate tennis instructors in the state. During his tenure, Crooks has light emitting diode the women's group to nine conference games and 1-1 NCAA Regional looks. He advised the Girl Camels to three-consecutive Atlantic Sun Conference titles from 1996-98 and again in 2001, 02 and 0-4.

    Thieves has been called conference coach of the season 12 times for either the men's or women's pro-gram in the last 15 years. He was named Atlantic Sun Women's Golf Coach of the Year for that second-straight time in 2002 and again in 04. His women's teams have won 4-9 tournaments. Browse here at the link click to check up the reason for it.

    Entering the 2005-06 year Crooks ranks second among all lively Division I women's coaches in match wins with 4-9, looking only Dan Brooks of Duke (89). His women have won a match in most 14 years in which he has served as head coach. Coach Crooks has led 98 people to all-conference honors during his period and 100 individuals to all-academic honors. In 2004-05, Crooks' women earned an at-large berth for the NCAA East Regional and finished 11th, its best showing since 1997. The team won four events, the program's most in five years.

    An indigenous of N.C., Winston-Salem, and a Buies Creek citizen Crooks played at the University of Houston under legendary coach Dave Williams. Browse here at the link open in a new browser to research the inner workings of it. He's a former USGA Junior Amateur Champion who competes regularly in major state and national amateur championships. H-e won the 2001 North and South Senior Amateur Championship by five strokes after carding a 73-72-71216 at Pinehurst Nos. 8, 5 and 2..