Published by Fairfield Glade VISTA, March 14th, 2010
Joining that elite list of former PGA Tour players is Cookeville’s own, Bobby Greenwood.
Greenwood was introduced to golf at Cookeville Country Club at the age of twelve. After earning a three-time NCAA All-American career at North Texas State University, Greenwood was noted as one of the best amateurs in the country during the 1960’s. He was twice ranked in the Top 10 Amateur golfers in America by Golf Magazine. Greenwood won the 1966 Tennessee State Amateur and the 1968 Tennessee State Open, and played the PGA Tour from 1969 to 1975 carding six top 10s and fifteen top 25s, while also winning the 1970 Rhode Island Open while on the Tour. He played in two US Opens, two USGA Amateurs, eight Tennessee Cup Match Teams, three Senior Tennessee PGA titles and currently is the President of his own golf course architectural firm in Cookeville. Bobby designed and supervised construction of our Dorchester Golf Course in 1977. Greenwood is also a member of the University of North Texas Sports Hall of Fame, Tennessee Golf Hall of Fame and Riverside Military Centennial All-Sports Hall of Fame.
Greenwood was one of fifteen past and current recipients who were on hand for this special unveiling in Franklin, Tennessee in front of their fellow Tennessee PGA Professionals and special guests.
See a future edition of the VISTA for an upcoming special event featuring an appearance by Bobby Greenwood.