BOBBY GREENWOOD’S CAREER PROFILE
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HALL OF FAME & AWARDS
• Tennessee PGA Distinguished Career Award, Franklin, TN, Feb. 28, 2010. (retroactive 2007)
• Tennessee Golf Hall of Fame, Holston Hills Country Club, Knoxville, TN, Sept. 5, 2007
• Riverside Military Academy Centennial Sports Hall of Fame (Charter Member), Gainesville, GA, October 13, 2007.
• University of North Texas Athletic Hall of Fame, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, Nov. 2, 2002.
• PGA President’s Council Award, 2005.
• Dick Smith Memorial Award for Outstanding College Golfer of 1962, North Texas State University, Denton, Texas.
• North Texas State University (now University of North Texas-UNT), Denton, Texas, B.A. Business Admin., 1964.
• Riverside Military Academy, Gainesville, Georgia, 1957. (Postgraduate)
Received Horton Society (Honor) Award at graduation.
• Golf Course Architect, Bobby Greenwood & Associates, Inc., Cookeville, TN
President, Greenwood-Clifton Golf Design Group, Deland, Florida, 1998 – Present
• Design Coordinator ~ Golden Bear International (Nicklaus Design)
North Palm Beach, Florida & New Augusta Golf Club, Ena Japan. 1996-1997
• Golf Course Architect, Bobby Greenwood & Associates, Inc., Cookeville, TN
President, Greenwood-Clifton Golf Design Group, Deltona, Florida
Golf Architect, The Fairways on Spencer Creek Golf Club, Franklin, TN, 1992-1996
• Director of Golf Operations, Suntree Country Club, One Country Club Drive, Melbourne, FL, 1989-1991 (36-hole resort with 1,650 members; and Home of Senior PGA Tour event).
• President, Greenwood, Frazee & Associates, Brentwood, TN. (Golf Course Design & Planning Services), 1986-1989
• Editor-In-Chief & Founder of Tennessee’s First Golf Publication (1/3 ownership), Nashville, TN, 1986-1987
• Golf School Coordinator, Master’s School of Golf, 1984-1986
(Partnership with Dave Ragan & Jack Wall).
• Golf Director, Benchcraft Golf Co., 1921 Church Street, Nashville, TN 1980-1984 (Golf schools, clinics and exhibitions).
• Golf Course Architect, Greenwood, Tucker & Associates, 1978-1980
(Designed and supervised construction of Dorchester Golf Course – Permanent Home of TN Open for 8 years)
• Director of Golf, Sawgrass Country Club, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
(Home of Tournament Players Championship, now THE PLAYERS), 1977-1978
• Contract Consultant, Planned Recreation Consultants, Inc., Jacksonville, FL, 1974-1978
• Professional Golfers Association, PGA Tour Player, 1969-1975
• Tennessee PGA Distinguished Career Award, 2010 (retroactive 2007)
• Tennessee Golf Hall of Fame, 2007
• UNT Athletic Hall of Fame, 2002
• NCAA All-America ~ First Team, 1963.
• NCAA All-America ~ Second Team, 1962.
• NCAA All-America ~ Honorable Mention, 1961.
North Texas State University, Denton, Texas, (now University of North Texas-UNT).
• 3-Time Runner-up Finishes at Missouri Valley Conference Golf League Championship, North Texas State University, Denton, TX, 1961, 1962, 1963.
• Southern Intercollegiate Conference (S.I.C.) Champion, Athens, Georgia, 1963.
• All-American Intercollegiate, hosted by University of Houston at Pine Forest Country Club, Houston, Texas. (Runner-up to Kermit Zarley), 1963.
• Border Olympics Golf Tournament, Laredo, Texas. (Finished 4th place), 1962.
• Colonial Invitational, Colonial Country CLub, Memphis, Tennessee. (defeated Jack Nicklaus, 1 up in 19 holes, sudden death playoff, 9 months before Jack won the U.S. Open), 1961.
• Southwest Recreational Intercollegiate Champion, Fort Worth, Texas, 1961.
• Runner-up Finish at Ohio Valley Conference Golf League Championship, Tennessee Technological University, 1958.
• Co-Medalist USGA Amateur, 1964.
Canterbury Country Club, Cleveland, Ohio.
• Qualified & played in Four USGA Amateurs.
• Qualified and played in Two U.S. Opens.
• Texas Cup Team (Ten member team), 1964.
Defeated Byron Nelson in singles match.
• Porter Cup Amateur Championships, 1965 & 1966.
Finished 5th place both times. Niagara Falls CC, NY.
• Tennessee Cup Team, 1968, 1976, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1999, 2000.
• Top 10 Amateurs in U.S. by Golf Magazine, Twice.
Ranked 6th and 8th respectively.
• Top 10 Amateurs in U.S. by Golf Digest, 1968.
Ranked 7th. His ranked is based on a victory in the Sunnehanna as well as the Tennessee State Open and his finished third in the Southern Amateur.
• Sunnehanna Amateur ~ Tournament of Champions, 1965, 1968.
Johnstown, Pennsylvania (Tournament record of 269 set in 1965 and current course record of 63 set in second round in 1965).
• Rhode Island Open Champion, 1970 (while on the PGA Tour).
• Tennessee Open Champion, 1968.
• Tennessee Amateur Champion, 1966.
• Irvin Cobb Open Championship, Paducah, Kentucky (Two-time winner).
• “Champions’ Choice” ~ PGA Tour Rookie, 1969.
chosen to play in the Colonial Invitational (NIT) voted by past champions. Ft. Worth, TN.
• Attended 1969 PGA Tour Qualifying School, 1969.
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. (Tied Johnny Miller for 3rd).
• PGA Tour Player for 7 years, 1969-1975.
• Tournament Players Division – PGA Tour, 1972-1975.
• Winner of over 150 Amateur and Pro Tournaments in playing career.
• PGA Member – Class A, 1971.
• Tennessee Senior PGA Champion, 1991, 1992, 1994.
• Tennessee PGA Section Championship, 1999.
7th place (72-72-70)
• Tri-Cities Fall Pro-Am, Senior Champion (75-70=145)
• Course Record: Southern Amateur Championship, 1968.
Score: 64 (-8 par), Lost Tree Golf Club, North Palm Beach, Florida (Jack Nicklaus Home Course).
• Played on the Senior PGA Tour (now Champions Tour), 1988-1991.
• Made seventy-two cuts, six Top 10 finishes, and fifteen Top 25s on the PGA Tour.
Plus unofficial cuts, finishes and money won.
CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS
Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab Alumni, Inc., Board of Directors, Crossville, TN 2010-present.
Lion’s Club, Member, Cookeville, TN, 2007-Present.
Christian Partners, Inc., Board of Directors, Clarksville, TN, 1980-present.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA):
Upper Cumberland FCA Advisory Board Member, 2006-present.
Head Golf Clinician, FCA Camp, St. Augustine, Florida, 2006.
Head Golf Clinician, FCA Camp, Sawgrass CC, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, 2005.
Head Golf Clinician, FCA Camp, Powell, Wyoming, 2005-2006.
Assistant Golf Director, FCA Camp, Crow Valley Golf Club, Davenport, Iowa.
International Golf Professional Association ~ Vice-President (1991-1992).
Boy Scouts of America (Eagle Scout-1954, God & Country Award, Silver Award, Arrow Head Award, Commissioner Award and Order of the Arrow Award).
Boy Scouts of America ~ Unit Commissioner, Middle Tennessee Council (1999-2009)
Cookeville Rescue Mission, Board of Directors (1980s-Present)
Lettermen Association, UNT – Member, Denton, Texas.
Fellowship of Christian Golfers (Co-Founder & Director).
Optimists Club (VP & Board of Directors).
Gideons International ~Vice-President, Cookeville, TN, 2002-2004.
First United Methodist Church, Staff Parish ~ Member, 2007-2009.
First United Methodist Church, Men’s Brotherhood ~ President, 2005-2008.
First United Methodist Church, Backslider Class ~ President, 2006-2007.
Vice- President (2005-2006).
First United Methodist Church, Church Council ~ Member (2005-Present).
National Eagle Scout Association (Executive Committee Member).
Mason, Grand Lodge Free & Accepted Masons Of Tennessee.
Shriner, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine in Al Menah Temple of Nashville, Tennessee.
SCHOOLS AND EXPERIENCE
PGA Tour Player – seven years.
PGA Business Schools I & II, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Co-Founder of Tennessee Cup Matches (Selected the entire amateur team – 1968).
Golf Course Architect Consultant ~ Fairfield Glade, Inc. (1969-1972)
Graduated: Service Maintenance School, E-Z Golf Car Division, (Nov. 1976, Atlanta, GA).
Golf Director ~ Supervised the golf program for Meadow Greens Country Club, Eden, North Carolina, through busy season and hired the new pro for the club.
Principal-In-Charge ~ Designed and supervised construction of second 18-hole golf course for Fairfield Glade, Inc. ~ Dorchester Country Club (Home of Tennessee Open).
Coached Little League Baseball and Babe Ruth Baseball (1979-1984)
Coached Junior – Pro Basketball (1980-1986)
Winner ~ Boys’ State Championship, 1983
Winner ~ Girls’ State Championship & National Championship, 1986
Golf Architect ~ Designed and supervised construction of Fairways on Spencer Creek Golf Club, Franklin, Tennessee, 1994-1996.
Design Coordinator ~ for Jack Nicklaus in Japan, 1996-1997
Golden Bear International, North Palm Beach, Florida & New Augusta Golf Club, Ena, Japan.
• Board of Directors of Fellowship of Christian Athletes for eight years and has taught at several FCA Sports Camps in the capacity of Head Golf Clinician in charge of golf instruction at camps in South Dakota, Florida, Wyoming and Iowa.
• Taught several PGA golf professionals golf lessons as well as several PGA Tour Players. Some amateur students have received college golf scholarships (see newspaper article – Pro’s Pro)
• Coached Little League Baseball and Junior Pro Basketball for eight years.
• won Boy’s State Championship (1983)
• won Girl’s State Championship and NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP (1986)
• Served on the Executive Committee of NESA (National Eagle Scout Association). Earned the three highest awards in Boy Scouts of America – Eagle Scout, God and Country Award and the Silver Award. Bobby is B.S.A. Commissioner with Upper Cumberland District.
• Co-Founder Tennessee Cup Matches 1968 – After Bobby was selected to play on the Prestigious 10-man Texas Cup Team in 1964, he was instrumental in bringing the Tennessee Challenge Cup matches to Tennessee in 1968 and Bobby selected the entire Amateur Team that inaugural year.
• Technical Advisor to the Board of Directors of the Musser International Turfgrass Foundation. Bobby Greenwood was appointed by the late Fred V. Grau who was instrumental in founding the Musser Foundation in 1969, Bobby’s rookie year to play the PGA Tour. Arnold Palmer and Bobby served for seven years together as Technical Advisor to the Board. Dr. Fred Grau played a major role in the development and release of several grasses including zoysia, U-3 Bermuda grass as well as Merion bluegrass which are used extensively on golf courses. Dr. Grau served as Executive Director of the USGA Green Section. Today, the Foundation has assets of about $700,000.00 and is dedicated to continue supporting the next generation of leaders.
• 1987 – Co-founded Tennessee’s first golf publication and served as Editor-in-Chief, one-third owner of this newspaper.
• Host Professional for the first and second Tournament Players Championship (TPC) held at Sawgrass where Bobby was the Director of Golf. This included many diverse activities including PGA Tour Media responsibilities and public relations duties.
Additional activities at Sawgrass:
• TV golf clinics for Channel 17, Jacksonville, Florida
• Gator Bowl Executive Committee
• Hillier Cup Team – Honored Guest
• Instructional Panel, Florida PGA and Jr. Golf Academy
• 1980 – Benchcraft Golf Company located on Church Street in Nashville. Much success with golf instruction, golf clinics, and exhibitions which were held at Opryland Hotel. Affiliated with South Ocean Beach, Nassau, Bahamas, where Bobby based his International Golf Tours. Also the “Master’s School of Golf” with former PGA Ryder Cup Team member Dave Ragan. The Tennessee schools were based at Sewanee Inn and Golf Course and also used several State Parks for various golf schools in Tennessee and Kentucky.
• Recipient of the Tennessee PGA Distinguished Career Award which “recognizes current or former Tennessee PGA Section members who have had outstanding careers as PGA Professionals based on service to his or her club, course or employer, service and leadership to the Association, community service, professional playing record and teaching ability”.