DAVE LOUCKS, Grass Valley, California
Player/Organizer: Dave Loucks was born June 1, 1937 and began pitching at age 13 in San Francisco. He went to Murray, Utah to pitch in the three World Tournament, and stayed at the home of legendary Arch Stokes, and won the Junior Boy's World Championship in 1951, 1952 and 1953. He has remained a NHPA member ever since, that's 58 years as of this update, and still counting. While serving in the US Navy (1957-1960) pitched games of horseshoe with Admiral Nimitz.. His high game was a 92% gem, which he lost to Don Titcomb who pitched 96%. Dave qualified for Men's Championship Class five times, accumulating 27 wins, and lost a playoff game for the Senior Men's Championship in 1998.
Dave will be remembered who his major contribution to our sport during his term as NHPA president, a position he served for 19 years, longer than any previous president. During his administration: Newsline was developed in 1988 and became the NHPA periodical, and Dave served as editor and publisher for the first 12 years; The NHPF was created as the charity entity of the NHPA and financed the construction of our NHPA Hall of Fame Museum and pitching arena; Dave served as a director, president, treasurer of the NHPF board since its inception in 1996. Dave Loucks received the Stokes Memorial Award in 1988.