Jennifer Kangas-Brody, Art McCafferty and the late John Molenda comprise the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame’s class of 2022.
They’ll be inducted into the Hall of Fame Oct. 16 at Ferris State’s Katke Golf Club.
Kangas-Brody, 48, is a former LPGA Tour member who is an instructor at Warwick Hills Golf and Country Club in Grand Blanc Township. Her husband, Doug Brody, is the head professional at Warwick Hills.
She was an All-State player at L’Anse High School, was All-Big Ten at Michigan State – where she was a team captain – and played on the LPGA Tour in 1998. Her victories include the Michigan Women’s Open and she also won four times on what is now the Espon Tour.
Her daughter Kate won the Division 1 state high school championship in 2020 and her son Tyler will be playing in the boys Division 1 state championship June 10-11.
She is also a member of the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame.
McCafferty, 81, is a multi-media golf publisher and producer.
He owns Great Lakes Sports Productions and has produced almost 6,000 YouTube videos, reports and shows on all aspects of golf. He published Michigan Golfer magazine from 1983-2003 and continues to distribute a digital Michigan golf newsletter.
McCafferty and wife Jennie have also produced and published content on running, skiing and travel.
Molenda, who died in 2004 at age 65, is a former Knollwood Country Club professional who won the Michigan Open and Michigan PGA Professional Championship.
He won the Michigan Open in 1968, the Michigan PGA in 1971, the Michigan Senior Open in 1990 and was the runner-up in the 1961 U.S. Public Links Championship. He played in the U.S. Open twice, the PGA Championship once and the national PGA Professional Championship 10 times.
Molenda was also named the Michigan PGA Professional of the Year in 1985.
He spent 29 years at Knollwood after playing on the University of Arizona golf team.
The Michigan Golf Hall of Fame is also presenting its Special Award to Renee Fluker, founder of the Midnight Golf Program that uses PGA pros to teach golf and life skills. The program has helped more than 3,700 Detroit youth get into colleges and professional careers.
This year marks just the fifth time the Hall of Fame has presented the award.
Kangas-Brody, McCafferty and Molenda bring the number of Hall of Fame members to 134.