The Southern Golf Association Hall of Fame was established in 1972 by the Board of Directors of the Southern Golf Association. The following qualifications were established as criteria for nomination of an inductee, but an inductee does not have to meet every single criteria. The candidate must have: 1) Outstanding competitive career; 2) Outstanding administrative contributions; 3) Outstanding promotional contributions; 4) The candidate must have met the above criteria while a member of a Southern Golf Association Member Club. The Southern Golf Association Hall of Fame is unique in that it does not necessarily induct a member each year, nor does it select multiple inductees.
It is fitting that in 1979 Dale Morey was elected to the Southern Golf Association Hall of Fame, having been selected as the Senior Golfer of the Year in 1978 by Golf Digest. Dale has been outstanding in all criteria expected of an inductee, having had an outstanding competitive career as well as being an able administrator and outstanding in the promotion of amateur golf.
1950 Southern Amateur Champion
1953 U. S. Amateur Runner-Up
1954 World Cup Team Member
1955 Walker Cup Team Member
1959 Walker Cup Team Member
1964 Southern Amateur Champion
1965 Walker Cup Team Member
1966 World Cup Team Member
1974 U. S. Senior Amateur Champion
1977 U. S. Senior Amateur Champion
In addition to these accomplishments, he has had a 59 on a 6500 yard par 72 course; has made 9 holes-in-one; qualified for the U. S. Amateur 27 times; won the Western Amateur; and Senior Golfer of the Year in 1974, 1977 and 1978.
Administratively, he served as a Director of the Southern Golf Association from 1963-1972, 2nd Vice-President in 1973, President in 1974, and again as a Director from 1976-1990. In 1991 he was elected by the Board of Directors of the Southern Golf Association as a Director Emeritus, a lifelong honor.
Dale Morey is a name well-known today and will continue to be revered in amateur golf.