Kansas Golf Foundation Kansas Golf Hall of Fame - 2016
Contributor to the Game
Frank Kirk, of Prairie Village, has spent the better part of five decades giving his time and resources to support organizations and causes he believed in, and golf has been a special beneficiary of his many contributions. The golf organizations Frank has served is remarkable:
- Kansas Golf Association - board of directors, President
- Kansas City Golf Association – board of directors, President
- Kansas Golf Foundation - Trustee
- Western Golf Association – board of directors
- First Tee of Kansas City – board of directors, President
- Midwest PGA Foundation – board of directors
- Tom Watson Supporting Foundation – board of directors
- Blue Hills Country Club – board of directors
- La Quinta Country Club – board of directors
- Mission Hills Country Club – board of directors
- Wolf Creek Golf Club – board of directors, President
He has raised money for every one of these groups, literally hundreds of thousands of dollars overall, and he has offered guidance and counsel to help these organizations prosper.
Frank and his wife of 46 years, Nancy, have two children and a granddaughter who live in the Kansas City area.
Karen Shull MacGee
Karen MacGee, of Overland Park, was arguably the best amateur golfer – male or female – in the Kansas City area for more than two decades. Her playing record speaks volumes:
- 12 state amateur championships in between 1960 and 1979 (seven in Missouri, five in Kansas)
- eight KC Women’s Match Play championships from 1958 to 1980
- seven appearances in USGA Women’s Amateur from 1960 to 1979
- four appearances in the Women’s Trans-Miss Championship from 1958 to 1965
- five appearances in the Women’s Western Amateur from 1957 to 1972
- Women’s Intercollegiate National runner-up 1961
- four-time KCGA Woman Amateur Player of the year
- Karen was also inducted into the Kansas City Golf Association Hall of Fame in 2014.
In addition to her golf accomplishments, Karen earned a Masters in Education and taught in the Shawnee Mission and Kansas City school districts. She obtained a degree in Nursing and worked as a Coronary ICU nurse, later moving to administration with managed care providers. She has three sons and six grandchildren, all of whom live in the Kansas City area.