Bumon Ken Lindsay


Born: July 3, 1943

Hometown: Glencoe, AL

Year of Induction: 2001

 

Junior Record

• Alabama Junior State Champion (’60)

• Sunkist Mid – Winter Tournament Champion, Biloxi, MS (’65)

 

College Career

Memphis State University (University of Memphis)

• Lost only 4 matches out of 44 played to set new school record

• Won 18 consecutive matches to set new school record

 

Military Career

• Base Champion Little Rock, AR (’68, ‘69)

• World Wide Air Force Champion, San Antonio, TX (’68)

• State Public Links Champion, Riverdale CC, Little Rock, AR (’69)

 

Professional Record

• Mississippi Apprentice of the Year (’72)

• Member of PGA of America (1973-present)

• Apprentice Golf Professional at Colonial Country Club (’70-’75)

• Golf Professional at Colonial Country Club, Jackson, MS (1975-2006).

• Secretary/Treasurer of MS Chapter of Gulf States PGA (’74)

• Member, Gulf States PGA Section Board of Directors (1974-present)

• Mississippi PGA Player of the Year (’74-’79)

• President of MS Chapter of Gulf States PGA (’75)

• Gulf States PGA Section Secretary (’79-’80)

• PGA Rules Official (1980-present)

• Gulf States PGA Section President (’81-82)

• PGA Golf Professional of the Year (’83)

• National Horton Smith Award Winner (’87)

• Member, PGA Board of Directors (’89-’91)

• Secretary of the PGA (’92-’94)

• Named as one of World’s Greatest Golf Pros (’95)

• Vice President of the PGA (’94-’96)

• 30th President of the PGA (’96-’98)

 

Hall of Fame Memberships

• Memphis State University Sports Hall of Fame (1981)

• Gadsden, AL, Sports Hall of Fame (1992)

• Muirfield Village, OH, Golf Club’s Captain’s Club (2000)

• Gulf States PGA Hall of Fame (2000)

• Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame (2001)

 

Did You Know?

To earn the PGA’s Master Professional classification, hopefuls have to submit an original research paper. Ken’s thesis, entitled The Putting Green Rule, was 20,000 words long!