Michigan Golf Hall of Fame
Lloyd Syron won the 1957 Michigan Amateur and has spent most of his life in the family firm, Pontiac Country Club, which long has been known as one of the state's finest public courses and supporters of the Michigan Publinx Golf Association. The Syron Memorial Tournament, named in honor of Lloyd's father, who owned the course, is held over the Fourth of July weekend. The event has been the most popular statewide stroke-play tournament that is open to private club players as well as publinxers.
Year Inducted: 2004
Lloyd Syron could not help but spend his life in golf, because his father, Frank Syron, was a golf professional and his parents bought Elizabeth Lake Golf & Country Club in 1940, changed the name to Pontiac Country Club and turned it into a Mecca for public golfers.
Lloyd started out caddying, played three years for the Notre Dame Golf Team, and won the 1957 Michigan Amateur. He played in three NCAA Golf Championships, and then settled into the family business. Pontiac CC is a family affair, and they have been a major supporter of public golf in Southeast Michigan. The Frank Syron Memorial Tournament has been a stroke play fixture for the state’s best publinx players every Fourth of July weekend since 1969.
Lloyd has ensured the promotion of golf as a strong supporter of the junior golf program. He coached the Pontiac Catholic High School Golf Team for 11 years and was selected the Michigan High School Golf Coach of the Year in 1981 for his efforts. He has sponsored the Oakland County Boys and Girls Golf Tournament, provided practice for both Waterford High Schools, and reduced green fees for junior golfers.
Elected to the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame in 2004.