·♦ BOBBY GREENWOOD, PGA ♦
♦ 7-Year PGA Tour Player ♦ 3-Time NCAA All-American ♦ 3-Time Golf Hall of Fame ♦ 2005 PGA President’s Council Award Recipient ♦ TN PGA Distinguished Career Award Recipient ♦ PGA of America Life Member ♦
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Bobby Greenwood of Tennessee, was a 3-time NCAA All-American at the University of North Texas where he led his team to 3 consecutive Missouri Valley Conference Championships.
In his freshman year at Tennessee Tech University, Bobby Greenwood led his team to the T.I.A.C. title and he was runner-up in the OVC Championship.
After transferring to North Texas State University in the Missouri Valley Conference his sophomore year, Bobby won the South-West Recreation in Ft. Worth and defeated Jack Nicklaus in the Colonial Invitational in Memphis, only nine months before Jack won the 1962 U.S. Open.
His senior year, Greenwood won the Southern Intercollegiate and was selected as First Team NCAA All-American. That year, Bobby was selected to play on the Texas Cup Team, four years later, he co-founded the Tennessee Cup Team.
Bobby Greenwood was Co-Medalist in the USGA Amateur in 1964 and was a dominant force in Tennessee golf in the ‘60s, he was twice ranked in the Top 10 amateur golfer in the U.S. by Golf Magazine & Golf Digest.
He won both the Tennessee Open and the Tennessee Amateur Championships as well as four other Tennessee State Championship tournaments.
After a stellar amateur career which included winning over 150 amateur and pro tournaments, Bobby Greenwood turned pro in 1969 and won his card for the PGA Tour, tying Johnny Miller for 3rd place in the qualifying tournament. He played the PGA Tour for 7 years winning the 1970 Rhode Island Open.
Bobby was inducted into the University North Texas Athletic Hall of Fame in 2002, the Tennessee Golf Hall of Fame in 2007, and he was inducted as a charter member of the Riverside Military Academy Centennial Sports Hall of Fame in 2007 where he set a school record, hitting 10 home runs in baseball and also was the leading scorer on RMA’s basketball team.
In 2010, Bobby was awarded the Distinguished Career Award by the Tennessee PGA retroactively. Greenwood is now a golf course architect out of his hometown, Cookeville, Tennessee.