Westfield golf pro to be inducted into PGA Hall of Fame

Westfield resident Don “Chip” Essig IV will be one of eight inductees added to the PGA Golf Professional Hall of Fame this spring.

Essig, 47, will be added March 12 at the PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and his name inscribed in granite at the adjoining PGA Museum of Golf.

Essig, a 22-year member of The PGA of America, was the 2011 recipient of the PGA Golf Professional of the Year award. He is senior vice president and co-owner of Essig Golf Management, which operates Hickory Stick Golf Club in Greenwood and Heartland Crossing Golf Links on Indianapolis’ southwest side.•

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