The Hall of Fame was instituted in 1998. The 1998 Annual Convention of Delegates elected into the Hall of Fame the first Field Champion of each breed; the first Lure Courser of Merit of each breed; the first AKC conformation champion of each breed to become an ASFA Field Champion; the only three hounds to obtain the Grand Field Champion title; and the following people: Lyle Gillette, Tom Leone, Betz Leone and Gary Forrester. These hounds and individuals are the Charter members of the ASFA Hall of Fame.