Reinke enters IFMGA Hall of Fame

Pinecrest Golf Course head professional Tim Reinke does have bad days, you’d just never know it if you bumped into him at the course.

The ever-positive Reinke got another reason to smile earlier this spring when he was inducted into the Idaho Falls Men’s Golf Association Hall of Fame during the group’s annual season-opening meeting.

Reinke, who has served as the pro at Pinecrest for more than 30 years, was the 16th inductee into the IFMGA Hall of Fame.

“He was chosen primarily because of the way he runs his business,” IFMGA president Jack Simonds said. “The effort he makes to make sure everyone has the best experience they can have. He’s kept the junior program alive and he’s always looking to find ways to promote golf in Idaho Falls.”

The IFMGA takes nominations in March and votes on possible inductees at its annual spring meeting in April. Simonds said there are two criteria for induction: service to the local golf community or tournament victories.

Here are the previous inductees and the main reason for their induction.

1998: Joe Marmo. Founder of the Idaho Golf Association and strong supporter of junior golf

1998: Mike Ceriello. PGA member who played amateur golf in Idaho Falls and won multiple city championships

1998: Les Stephan. Donated time planting trees at Sand Creek Golf Course

1998: Erv and Julie Southwick. Led the junior golf program in Idaho Falls for more than a decade

1998: Norm Jorgenson. Multiple club champion

1998: Chuck Deming. Longtime course superintendent at Pinecrest Golf Course, later was a driving force behind the additions of Sand Creek and Sage Lakes golf courses and the six-hole junior course at Sand Creek

1998: Dean Daugherty. Multiple club champion

2008: Mel Erickson. Long-time city councilor who helped promote golf in Idaho Falls. Also supplied the name for Pinecrest Golf Course

2009: Ben Allen. Long-time member of the Golf Advisory Board who promoted golf in Idaho Falls

2011: Russ Freeman. Former city councilman who was active with the Parks and Recreation Department and a promoter of golf in Idaho Falls

2011: Dr. Lenzi. One of the three original founders of the Idaho Falls Golf Club in the 1930s

2011: George O’Rullian. Pinecrest’s first head professional, serving in that capacity for 40 years

2013: Joe L. Higham. Multiple club champion

2013: Rich Daines. Multiple club champion