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 Michigan Women's Golf Association
Hall of Fame Inductees


Joan Cleland

Joan has been a member of the MWGA since 2000 and served on the Board for 3 years from 2003 – 2005 as Publicity Chair. Since then Joan has served in multiple leadership Roles for the MWGA including chairing the MWGA 20th Anniversary Celebration at Washtenaw CC, co-chairing the 30th Anniversary at Red Run CC, chairing the 2015 Women’s Golf Summit and co-chairing the 2017 Summit at the Suburban Collection Showcase. Additionally, she has served on the committees for the Legacy Celebration and the 100th Anniversary of the Michigan Women’s Amateur. Most recently she has been the coordinator for the MWGA Match Play League for the past four years.


Joan was very successful in managing large committees and complex programs with speakers, panel discussions, invited guests, exhibitors, dinners, awards, fund-raising, and publicity. The Legacy honored Shirley Spork, a Founder of the LPGA, Mary Fossum, long term coach of the MSU Women’s Golf Team, and Betty Richart, a Chairman of the USGA Women’s Committee and long-time volunteer for women’s golf. It raised nearly $30,000 for the Women’s Golf Teams at U of M, MSU and EMU and the MWGA Girl’s Golf Program. The 30th Anniversary brought together members from the past 30 years from all over the country. It inspired Pat Meyers to start the MWGA Hall of Fame. The 100th Anniversary of the MI AM had Champions returning from as far back as 1947. Currently, Joan has run a successful MWGA Match Play League the last 4 years.


In addition, Joan has been very active in women’s golf in Michigan serving on the boards of the Women’s Metropolitan Golf Association and the LPGA Amateurs, formerly EWGA.       

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Pat Demaire

Pat DeMaire has been a MWGA Member since 1995 (27 years) and served on the Board of Directors in 2001 – 2003. She has been a member of the WMGA since 2002 (20 years). She has been a Governor of the GAM since 2004 for 17 years and is currently serving as an Honorary Governor.

She has attended 3 USGA/PGA Rules Schools, yearly GAM Rules Study Seminars, Course Rater/Course Measuring Classes and GHIN and World Handicap Qualification Classes. She has served as a Rules Official since 1995 for many GAM, MWGA, and WMGA Tournaments. She has outstanding expertise in Course Rating and has been a Course Rater for the GAM since 1997 (25 years) and has completed more than 260 Course Rating Days. An average of 10+ ratings a year for 17 years. She was Course Rater of the Year in 2014 and has trained many rookies in the art of Course Rating.

She is a dedicated volunteer and has worked for the MWGA at the Golf Shows, with the Girls Golf Program, as a Rules Official and at other committee events. At the GAM, she volunteers as a Course Rater, a Rules Official and on Committee Events. She has volunteered for the USGA at the US Women’s Open, the US Open, and the US Senior Open. Pat has been a valuable asset to the MWGA and women’s golf for over 27 years.


Adrianne Danzeisen-Clor

Adrianne Danzeisen-Clor was a member of the MWGA Board of Directors from 1991 – 1994. She served on the USGA Women’s Amateur Public Links (WAPL) Committee from 1992 - 2005 (13 years). She conducted annual Qualifying Rounds in south central Michigan for the WAPL Championships. She attended the USGA/PGA Rules School to become a Rules Official for the USGA, MWGA, and GAM. She was a GAM Course Rater and Captain from 1991 – 2017 (25years). She was Course Rater of the Year in 2002 and 2013. She and her husband Ken owned and operated Clor’s Outpost, a retail golf shop, near Hillsdale from 1991 – 2019 (28 years).


Adrianne conducted and sponsored Komen Foundation Women’s Golf Tournaments from 1991 – 2018 (27 years). She completed training to become a member of the Professional Golf Teachers Association of America and is a Class A Master Teaching Professional. She gave golf lessons and ran the junior golf program in Hillsdale County until 2018. She completed training and certification for golf club fitting for most club manufacturers. She has received multiple honors for club fitting – 1998 and 2010 Ping Regional Golf Club Fitters of the Year, 2016 Ping Top 100 Golf Club Fitters of the Year, and Staff Professional for Callaway golf and top Callaway Club Fitter. From 2013 to 2018, she was recognized by Golf Digest as America’s 100 Best Club Fitters. Since retiring from the golf retail business, Adrianne gives lessons, runs a junior golf camp and is a club fitter at Calderone Golf Club near Jackson


Julie Massa

Julie Massa was born in Oregon and excelled in high school golf and was medalist and won the Oregon Amateur Championship in 1983. She played for the prestigious Arizona State University Women’s Golf Team from 1981 – 1986. She turned pro and worked at Camelback from 1986 – 1988. She regained her amateur status in 1991. She married Darryl Massa and moved to Michigan in 1989 and they raised 3 daughters, who all played on the MSU Women’s Golf Team. Julie has won 15 GAM Championships and has been GAM Senior Women’s Player of the Year the last 6 years. She was named the GAM Women’s Senior Player of the Decade in 2020. She has qualified and played in 20 USGA Championships including the US Junior Girls (2), US Women’s Amateur (2). US Women’s Mid-Amateur (10), and US Senior Women’s Amateur (6). In 2016 she partnered with her daughter, Mariah, and they qualified and played in the US Women’s 4-Ball. Julie won the 2019 MWGA State Championship and the 2020 MWGA Senior State Championship. She has won 15 Forest Akers Club Championships. Golf Honors, Offices, and Awards (other than tournament records): 

--Inducted into the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame in 2021
--GAM Women's Senior Player of the Decade 2020
--GAM Women's Senior Player of the Year 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020

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