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Robert Stanton “Bobby” Greenwood, Jr. is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour for seven years (1969 through 1975). Greenwood was born in Cookeville, Tennessee. Prior to his professional career, he was twice ranked in the Top Ten Amateurs in the United States by Golf Magazine and Golf Digest. He was a three-time NCAA-All American at North Texas State University and was inducted into University of North Texas Sports Hall of Fame on November 2, 2002 in Denton, Texas. He was inducted into the Tennessee Golf Hall of Fame on September 5, 2007 at Holston Hills Country Club in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was inducted as a charter member of the Riverside Military Academy Centennial All-Sports Hall of Fame on October 13, 2007 in Gainesville, Georgia. Greenwood is now a golf course architect out of his hometown, Cookeville, Tennessee.

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Southern Golf Association (SGA), 1968 Southern Amateur Championship

“Bobby Greenwood, Cookeville, Tenn., blistered the famed ocean layout for a course record 64 in the second round and this helped him to third place at 287, two shots back from Lanny Watkins. Final result: 74-64-75-74–287.” ~ by Grantland Rice II, Secretary-Treasurer, Southern Golf Association.

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All-America Golf Teams: Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA)

Bobby Greenwood was Three-Time NCAA at North Texas State University (now UNT), Denton, Texas.

1961: Honorable Mention NCAA; Won the Southwest Recreational Collegiate Tournament in Ft. Worth, Texas; Defeated Jack Nicklaus in semi-finals of Colonial Amateur in Memphis, Tennessee; Medalist at TN State Amateur.

1962: Second Team NCAA.

1963: First Team NCAA; Won the Southern Intercollegiate Championship at Athens, Georgia.

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Induction to the 2002 UNT Hall of Fame

“Bobby Greenwood, a three-time letter winner in golf at North Texas from 1961 to 1963 who helped lead the Eagles to three consecutive Missouri Valley Conference championships. As a senior, he led the Eagles to the NCAA championship tournament in 1963, when North Texas placed third. Greenwood received honorable mention All-America honors as a sophomore in 1961 and was a second-team All-American as a junior and the coveted first-team All-America as a senior.”

Sunnehanna “Tournament of Champions” Page of Fame

Bobby Greenwood won the 1965 & 1968 Sunnehanna Amateur Championship in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. In 1965, he set the course record 7-under-par 63 which is still the course record and tournament record of 269 which was tops until Allen Doyle set new 72-hole record.

* Related Link: The History of Sunnehanna Amateur

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Porter Cup at Niagara Falls Country Club, NY

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: (August 2007 visit)

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

Related links: 1965 Porter Cup Tournament Recap ; 1966 Porter Cup Tournament Recap


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Fairfield Glade’s Dorchester Country Club, designed by Bobby Greenwood. The permanent home of Tennessee Open for eight years.

* Related Links: WorldGolf.com, Tennessee Mountain Golf, Plateau Golf

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Golf House Tennessee ~ Past State Open Results

Bobby Greenwood won the 1968 State Open held at Old Hickory Country Club. His eight shot margin of victory is the largest in Tennessee Open history. Final result: 67-74-67= 8-under-par.

* Related Link: DicksonSports.com

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If You Like Golf

Only six other players in the State (Tennessee) History have won the State Open and the State Amateur. They were Mike Helms, Kip Henley,Albert Stone, Mason Rudolph, Bobby Greenwood and Bob Wolcott. ~ by Chris Dortch, May 28, 2002, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

* Related Link: The Chattanoogan.com, May 29, 2002.

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Senior PGA Tour

Greenwood played the Senior PGA Tour (now Champion’s Tour) between 1988-1991.

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SEARCH ENGINES such as Google, Yahoo, etc. >> Keywords: “BOBBY GREENWOOD” or “GREENWOODPGA”.

Related Link: PGA Pro Finder

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