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Joe, a 1965 graduate, and Marcia Luigs, who attended Hanover in 1963 and 1964, have become household names in the world of golf as their contributions over the past 30 years have earned the couple special recognition into the Hanover Athletic Hall of Fame.
Both Joe and Marcia have received numerous awards for all of their hard work for the United States Golf Association (USGA), as they became the first couple to earn the USGA Ike Granger Award, for 25 years of volunteer service. Joe received the honor in 2006, while Marcia followed in 2009.
Joe, former President of Crooked Stick Golf Club where the Hanover golf teams participate in an event each season, has served as an official in charge in over 70 USGA qualifiers. The three time, all-conference selection at Hanover has also added dozens of USGA national championships to his resume as a rules official or committee chair, including the US Open, US Women’s Open, US Senior Open, and NCAA Men’s Championship.
The former chairman of the 2007 USGA Women’s Amatuer, Joe was also the vice president and trustee of the Western Golf Association Evans Scholar Foundation. Joe has also received the USGA Joe Dey award, which is given out to one individual annually for their contributions to the game of golf.
As a member of the USGA Women’s committee since 1990, Marcia served as the vice chairwoman of the committee from 2003-04, and served as the chairwoman, the highest position in women’s golf, from 2005-06.
Marcia was also the chairwoman of the USGA Girl’s Junior Championship committee from 1994-1998 and has also served as a rules official for numerous events including the US Open, US Women’s Open, US Senior Open, and NCAA Women’s Championship. Marcia was also named captain of the 2008 USGA Women’s World Amateur team.
The 2007 honorary chair for the USGA Women’s Amatuer, Marcia was also the recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash award in 1996.
Both Joe and Marcia are founding members of the 1827 Society at Hanover, which is a planned giving recognition society for the college. Also, for their contributions, the couple earned membership into the Indiana Golf Hall of Fame in November 2003 and are also members of the Indiana Golf Foundation President’s Club for giving.