Class of 1952
Robert L. McMasters
University of Michigan Golf Team Captain 1955 and 1956
First Evan’s Scholarship recipient, Red Run Golf Club
President, Western Golf Association, 1996-1997
President Golf Association of Michigan, 1999
Michigan Golf Hall of Fame, 2002
Inducted into Royal Oak High School Hall of Fame, 2001
Robert L. McMasters graduated with the class of 1952. In high school he was the manager of the basketball team and a member of the 1951 state championship golf team. He took individual medalist honors at the state finals his senior year. He went on to be captain of the golf team at the University of Michigan and was awarded all Big Ten honors. He has won club championships at Red Run and twice was the Medalist Champion of the Michigan Amateur. Robert played in numerous USGA Championship events, and in 1960 reached the semi-finals of the USGA Public Links Championship.
Mr. McMasters lives by the motto: "If it is to be, it is up to me." He is a local business man who has volunteered his time and talent for many worthy causes. He has been an active volunteer with the Boy Scouts, his church and several community service organizations.
Robert McMasters has been an officer of the Golf Association of Michigan beginning in 1981 and served as Governor and President of that organization. While an officer he helped create the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame and establish a charitable trust for Association benevolence. He has also served as a Director of the Western Golf Association beginning in 1982, and is the only Michigan resident to serve as President of that organization. Mr. McMasters began serving as an Association volunteer in 1958 and has actively participated in the raising of funds and the awarding of 900 Evans Scholarships to former caddies who wished to go to college. He was also instrumental in procuring the $1.3 million necessary to establish the Evans Scholar House on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing.
Robert McMasters was inducted into the Royal Oak High School Hall of Fame in 2001.