Since 1996, the Long Beach Golf Hall of Fame has recognized those who have made their mark on the city.
Following the conclusion of the $165,000 Long Beach Open at El Dorado Park Golf Course on July 30, two more members will be inducted into the hall of fame. Larry Grant and Mike McMonegal will be the 82nd and 83rd members recognized for their work in the sport of golf.
“The city of Long Beach has a rich tradition of good golf, good golfers and great tournaments,” superintendent of golf operations Bob Livingstone said. “We want to acknowledge those people who have played the game well, like Grant, and those who serve the game and make it better or more enjoyable for everyone, like McMonegal. These inductees represent what is good about golf in general and golf in Long Beach in particular.”
Grant was born in Long Beach and was introduced to golf at the age of 12. He became a caddy at the Virginia Country Club in order to afford lessons to perfect his game. Grant won the Long Beach Men’s City Championship in 1979 before winning the National Left-Handed Championship in 1995. He also won the Long Beach Men’s Senior Championship in 1998 and 2000. Grant won the Los Angeles County Senior Championship three times (2001, 2005, 2012) and also won the Southern California Golf Association’s Senior Tournament of Club Champions in 2011. In 2007, he qualified for the U.S. Senior Amateur Championship at Flint Hills National Golf Club in Kansas. He won two matches and advanced to the round of 16. Grant has 10 holes-in-one in his…
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