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Shadow Hills Golf Club's Sandra Palmer elected to World Golf Hall of Fame

Indio, Calif. (March 8, 2023) – Sandra Palmer, a 19-time LPGA Tour winner and current Player Development Ambassador at Shadow Hills Golf Club in Indio, has been elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame.  The 2024 World Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held Monday, June 10, 2024 at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club in the Village of Pinehurst, N.C. coinciding with the 124th U.S. Open Championship.

Palmer, who became a member of the LPGA Tour in 1964 and won two majors among her 19 Tour wins, joined the Shadow Hills team in December 2022. As the Player Development Ambassador, she provides instruction, offers player development programs to Shadow Hills’ homeowners and works closely with Head Golf Professional Terry Ferraro, PGA in the golf shop.

1979 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship
NEW YORK - CIRCA 1979: Sandra Palmer in action during the U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship circa July 1979 at the Brooklyn Country Club in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

Palmer learned of her World Golf Hall of Fame induction the morning of March 8th and had this to say, “I’m overcome with emotion and very grateful. It gives me an opportunity to thank the people that have helped me along the way.  I just couldn’t believe it when I got the call, this is my sixth time to be nominated.  What an incredible group of women that I played with over the years. I’m definitely going to have some champagne. It’s one of those times that you sit down and your whole career comes before you.  I think about the people along the way that I’d like to thank.”

In addition to Palmer, the 2024 Hall of Fame class includes Padraig Harrington along with the late Johnny Farrell, Beverly Hanson, Tom Weiskopf and the 13 LPGA Founders.

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As for her role at Shadow Hills Golf Club, Palmer explained, “I’m excited to help promote golf at Shadow Hills and help our residents play better. I’m thrilled to work with the great team here and with Troon.”

“On behalf of the entire Shadow Hills Golf Club team, we are thrilled to congratulate Sandra on this incredible accomplishment,” said Shadow Hills Golf Club’s General Manager Phil Vigil, PGA. “In addition to her incredible golf accomplishments, Sandra is a Hall of Fame person, who is awesome with our residents and guests.”

Shadow Hills Golf Club is part of the beautiful Sun City Shadow Hills community. The club’s North and South courses are both open to public play and have been named the top golf courses in Indio. The club’s expansive practice facility has two tee levels, a short-game practice area with a true-to-speed green and a private practice area for group and one-on-one lessons with the professional staff. Shadow Hills features three clubhouses – the main Shadow Hills clubhouse, the Montecito Clubhouse and the Santa Rosa Clubhouse, which services the North Course. Four lighted tennis courts sit adjacent to the Montecito Clubhouse, while two tennis courts, six pickle ball courts and one basketball court are adjacent to the Santa Rosa Clubhouse.

For more information on Shadow Hills Golf Club, visit or call (760) 200-3375.

About Troon

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 750-plus locations, including 740-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses around the globe. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 600-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, ClubUp, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Peter Burwash International, True Club Solutions, RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design, Casa Verde Golf and ICON Management. For additional news and information, visit

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