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Sylvia Voakes #3360

  • Hall of Fame Class: 2005
  • PDGA #: 3360
  • Birth Year: 1941
  • Hometown: Bowling Green, KY, USA

Sylvia Voakes is legendary proof that disc golf is a sport for all ages. During a span of two decades, she has amassed 57 PDGA titles. She has taken six world singles titles, one by a record-setting margin of 114 throws. Sylvia is the first woman to win a PDGA tournament competing against the men of her own age division. She has been a continuing presence on the Pro Tour while balancing an active family life. She won the Player of the Year in 1993 and accepted the Jim Olsen Sr. Award in 1995. Sylvia is a consistent representative of disc golf spirit. Sylvia's local club has bestowed her with awards for promotion and volunteerism. Her organizational skills are a driving force for prestigious Bowling Green tournaments. She is the PDGA State of Kentucky Coordinator. Sylvia's positive attitude on the course sets an example for us all, teaching the value of letting a bad shot become history, and moving to the next with a fresh perspective. Her smile is a loving reminder that there is indeed a "Frisbee Family."