2001 Inductee Biographies

Dan_Gooch_2001_thumbDAN C. GOOCH – Dan has been as involved with golf in Long Beach as anyone. For over 20 years, he has run the “Goose Invitational” in memory of his mother, Marie C. Gooch, with the proceeds benefiting the men’s and women’s golf teams at Long Beach State and Long Beach City College.

Dan has also been involved with charity golf events for Wilson High School, the Long Beach Century Club and Long Beach State Athletics. He served two terms on the Long Beach Golf Commission and has been very active on the Board of Directors of the Recreation Park Men’s Club.

 

Tom_Frost_2001_thumbTOM FROST – For nearly 10 years, Tom was the Regional Vice President for American Golf Corporation and oversaw their operation of the City of Long Beach’s five golf courses.

Tom oversaw the growth and commitment to the concepts of the Long Beach Golf Festival and placed a high priority on numerous Junior Golf programs that benefited not only the Long Beach Junior Golf Association at Heartwell Park GC but also the coordination of introductory programs with Long Beach Unified School District.

Working hand-in-hand with Director of Parks (and fellow Hall of Famer) Ralph Cryder, Tom orchestrated great strides in the quality of product and service that was provided by the Long Beach Golf Operation to the residents of Long Beach and everyone who played the courses.

 

Bob_Livingstone_2001_thumbBOB LIVINGSTONE – Bob “qualifies” for the Hall of Fame in almost all of the categories of consideration: player, volunteer, coach and administrator. Bob was the youngest person ever appointed to the a City Board or Commission when he was named to the Municipal Golf Commission in 1988, and served 4 years as Chairman. During his tenure he wrote the City’s Golf Operations Manual.

He served over 20 years on the Board of Directors of the El Dorado Men’s Club and has been a Rules Official for all of the LB Golf Festival events, as well as for USGA, SCGA and PGA events, and in 2009 was elected to the SCGA Board of Directors. He also served 6 years on the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Committee. As a player, he was the number 1 player at Millikan, but always in the shadow of good friend Paul Goydos. He did however win the Club Championship of both El Dorado and Recreation Park Men’s Clubs.

Bob was the Head Men’s Golf Coach at Long Beach State from 1994-2009, following fellow Hall of Famer Del Walker. He was named Big West Coach of the Year twice (2000 and 2004). He served as a paid consultant to the City on golf-related matters several times and in 2009 was named Superintendent of Golf Operations, overseeing the American Golf Lease.

 

Jamie_Mulligan_01_thumbJAMIE MULLIGAN – Jamie played at Wilson High School and Long Beach State before turning professional. After apprenticing at Recreation Park GC and Virginia CC, he was named to his first Head Golf Professional position at Skylinks GC, where he began his golf schools and laid the foundation for what has become a storied career as an instructor.

From Skylinks Jamie moved to Coyote Hills where he oversaw the construction and opening of that venue, and then in 2000, he was named the Head Golf Professional (and eventually Chief Operating Officer) of the Virginia CC, which he has termed his “dream job”.  During his tenure he has overseen the addition of a practice center, and restoration of the historic clubhouse and renovation of the golf course.

Along with support for various charitable organizations and his college Alma Mater, he has been very involved with the Committee and Education programs of both SoCal Section of the PGA and the PGA of America, and was named the Section Teacher of the Year in 2000.  He is noted for allowing other golf professionals to observe how he operates his teaching program and how his team runs his golf operation, and he received the SCPGA’s highest honor when he was named the Section’s Golf Professional of the Year in 2005.

A published author, Jamie has had countless articles published in nearly every major golf publication and is widely recognized as one of the most respected instructors in the country, working with “The Stable” that includes Craig Barlow, John Cook, Paul Goydos, John Mallinger, John Merrick and Peter Tomasulo, and other accomplished professionals and Tour winners including Amy Alcott, Gary Halberg and Muffin Spencer Devlin.