Foulk, 71, owns and operates Richard Foulk Accounting and Tax Service. He has been a fixture on the Southern Illinois golf scene since the 1950s. Foulk will be the only person inducted this year.
"I was surprised that they considered me," Foulk said. "I've very honored and humbled because I played and knew some of the people who are already in the Hall of Fame. I looked up to them. I played for a long time. I never thought I would be considered for it."
Despite his modesty, Foulk has an impressive resume.
He played as a prep in West Frankfort from 1955-56. Foulk moved on to Southern Illinois University. He played four years for the Salukis and helped lead the team to the conference golf title in 1961. Foulk finished second individually. He was team captain and MVP twice.
"My dad took me out to the golf course when I was about 6 years old," Foulk said. "I started following him and his group around with a putter. When I was 11 or 12 years old I started caddying at Franklin County Country Club. My parents were members there. I caddied in the morning and played in the afternoon."
Still a five handicapper, Foulk won the Franklin County Country Club championship five times. He won the club's fall classic twice and the Benton Gold Cup. He qualified for the Illinois Amateur Championships three times.
In 1990 and 1994, he was the USGA Senior Open alternate. Foulk finished fourth in the Illinois State Senior Amateur in 1995. That same year he qualified for the USGA Senior Amateur Championship, finishing 41st.
Foulk finished 42nd in the event the next year.
In 1996, Foulk was one of three senior players representing Illinois at the Great Lakes Amateur Championship. Also in 1996, he was one of four senior players from Illinois to play in the United States Senior Team Championships in Buffalo, N.Y.
Finally, he won the Benton Senior Gold Cup in 1999, the SIGA Players Cup Seniors Championship in 2000 and the Southern Illinois Senior Golf Championship in 2000.
Although he doesn't get out as often as he would like, Foulk still loves the game.
"It's something that wears on you," he said.
Despite all his success, Foulk said he's never conquered the game.
"I tried to eliminate as many mistakes as possible and keep the ball in play," he said. "Basically, I enjoyed practicing and hitting balls. I just enjoyed everything about the game."
In addition to Foulk's induction, the SIGA will also make several other presentations Saturday night.
The SIGA Championship awards will go to: Men's Net Division - Chris Ashby; Men's Senior Division - Tom Williams; Women's Championship Division - Chelsea Harris; Men's Championship Division - Tom Portner.
SIGA Players Cup Awards will be presented to: Men's Senior Division - Stan Curtis; Men's Championship Division - Jeff Miller.
And, Player of the Year Awards will be presented to: Senior Men - Tom Williams; Women's Player of the Year - Roberta Sentel; and Men's Player of the Year - Tom Portner.
Recognizes individuals who have contributed their time and effort for the betterment of the SIGA with the association’s Distinguished Service Award.