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“… in the 1960s there was no better amateur player in Tennessee and he was one of the best amateurs in America.  During the 1960s, he earned All-America honors at North Texas University and was ranked among the national’s Top 10 amateurs by Golf Magazine twice.” ~ Gene Pearce, page 270.

The following articles below can be found at Bobby Greenwood, PGA’s Official Blog: [https://greenwoodpga.wordpress.com/category/golf-career/amateur-career/]

Cookeville Golf & Country Club Championship (1949-1988)

Cookeville Golf & Country Club Championship (1949-1988)

COOKEVILLE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

1949 CHARLES STANTON
1950 HOOPER EBLEN
1951 JERE WHITSON
1952 CHARLES STANTON
1953 CHARLES DARWIN
1954 FRANK ALEXANDER
1955 HUBIE SMITH
1956 BOBBY GREENWOOD
1957 BOBBY GREENWOOD
1958 BOBBY GREENWOOD
1959 BOBBY GREENWOOD
1960 CHARLES STANTON
1961 FRANK ALEXANDER
1962 JOHN GILL
1963 PHILLIP C. WEBB
1964 PHILLIP C. WEBB
1965 PHILLIP C. WEBB
1966 CHARLES STANTON
1967 PHILLIP C. WEBB
1968 JOE BAKER
1969 PHILLIP C. WEBB
1970 DAVID MULLINAX
1971 MACK HUDDLESTON
1972 MARTIN MIGLIORE
1973 JIM ALEXANDER
1974 KEVIN HOUNIHAN
1975 KEVIN HOUNIHAN
1976 PHILLIP C. WEBB (139)
1977 JOHNNY ANDERSON (142)
1978 DOUG STANDIFER (140)
1979 CRAIG KING (145)
1980 CARLEN WEBB (144)
1981 DOUG STANDIFER (138)
1982 DOUG STANDIFER
1983 DOUG STANDIFER
1984 DOUG STANDIFER
1985 DOUG STANDIFER
1986 DAVID DRAPER
1987 DAVID DRAPER
1988 DAVID DRAPER

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Bobby Greenwood: 1965 & 1968 Sunnehanna Amateur Champion

Bobby Greenwood: 1965 & 1968 Sunnehanna Amateur Champion

Bobby Greenwood was honored at the 55th Annual Sunnehanna Amateur Tournament of Champions [Sunnehanna Amateur Tournament of Champions], Johnstown, PA. He was presented a special sport coat at a banquet held at Sunnehanna prior to the 2008 Amateur tournament.

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“Sunnehanna Amateur: Greenwood just missed seeing mark full”

[Sunnehanna Amateur: Greenwood just missed seeing mark fall]

BY MIKE MASTOVICH
The Tribune-Democrat

Published: June 08, 2008 12:10 am   

On Wednesday, Bobby Greenwood presented the borrowed putter he had used to establish the Sunnehanna Country Club record for a low round in 1965.

Greenwood, 69, of Cookeville, Tenn., was in Johnstown as an honored guest in conjunction with the 55th Sunnehanna Amateur Tournament for Champions.

In one of local golf’s great ironies, soon after Greenwood returned home this weekend, his 43-year-old record 63 round had been broken by Zach Sucher, who shot a 9-under-par 61 during Saturday’s third round of the Amateur.

“Beautiful,” Greenwood said, when reached by phone in Cookeville. “I had somewhere around 30 course records. This was the last course record that hadn’t been broken. It took 43 years to break it. With the technology and the new ball, every single one of my course records have fallen. This was the last one to go. I’m thrilled and happy. I wish I would have been there to witness it.

“I’m happy for the young man who did it,” Greenwood added. “If he has as much fun with his 61 as I had with my 63, he’s going to have a great future.”

Greenwood established the record during the second round en route to his victory in the 1965 Sunnehanna Amateur. He set the mark in unorthodox fashion.

Greenwood’s luggage and clubs were lost by an airline, so he borrowed woods from club member Jack Vanyo, irons from head professional John Goettlicher and a putter from course superintendent Joe Harlow.

He shot a first-round 70.

When his own clubs arrived the next day, Greenwood continued to use the borrowed putter during his record round of 63.

Bob Zender tied the mark during the second round in 1971, when he also was the overall winner. Lee Williams again tied the record during the third round in 2002, and Michael Sim repeated the feat during the second round three years ago while winning the Amateur after a five-hole playoff.

“I didn’t know the record,” Sucher said after his 61. “I thought it was somewhere around there but I didn’t know I had it by two.”

Greenwood, his wife, Elma, and their 9-year-old daughter Viola attended a banquet held at Sunnehanna prior to the Amateur last week. He was presented a special sports coat.

“A new record will help the tournament,” Greenwood said. “I remember the headlines when I shot 63. The headline was ‘Wow, a 63 at Sunnehanna.’ I’m looking forward to seeing this headline.”

Source: The Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, PA [ The Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, PA]

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Porter Cup, Niagara Fall CC, New York

Porter Cup, Niagara Falls CC, New York

Bobby Greenwood recently visited Niagara Falls Country Club located in Lewiston, New York just to renew old acquiantances. He remembered playing the Porter Cup but couldn’t remember when it was and how he finished the tournament. Well, surprise! Mr. Roberts, teaching professional at the club, showed him a copy of the 41st & 49th Porter Cup books and found when Bobby played the said tournament… This is what they found:

1965 Porter Cup Results:

Ward Wettlaufer….268
Jack Lewis…………..275
Denny Lyons……….276
Billy Womach………279
Bob Greenwood….280
Harry Toscano……281
Jay Sigel…………….282
Ed Tutwiler……….284
Deane Beman…….285

1966 Porter Cup Results:

Bob Smith…………….276
Marty Fleckman ….279
Denny Lyons ……….279
Bill Harvey ………….280
Ward Wettlaufer….280
Jim Welchers ………282
Bob Greenwood…283
George Boutell…….283
Jack Lewis, Jr……..283
Sherm Finger………283

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Excerpt from: “THE HISTORY OF TENNESSEE GOLF: 1894-2001″ by Gene Pearce, Hillsboro Press, Franklin, TN, 2002, pages 10, 21-22, 28, 77, 174, 199, 257-58, 270-73, 284-85, 308-9, 330, 347-48, 352, 375, 381, 399-401, 21, 271. Greenwood wins over 100 tournaments in Tennessee before he turns pro and plays seven years on the PGA Tour.

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