Michael D. “Mike” Taylor


Born: July 29, 1946

Hometown: New Orleans, LA

Year of Induction: 1997

 

High School Career

Meridian High School (1961-1964)

• State Championship Golf team (’61, ‘62, ‘63, ‘64)

• Center and linebacker of Big 8 Championship team (’63)

• State Jaycee Junior Golf Championship (’62)

 

College Career

Brigham Young University (1965-1968)

• Gold team (’65-’68)

• All Western Athletic Conference (WAC) team (’65, ‘66, ‘68)

• WAC Individual Championship (’68)

• Finished 8th overall in the NCAA Golf Tournament Championships (’66)

• All-American (’66)

 

Amateur Accomplishments

• Mississippi Open Champion (’75, ‘78)

• Clarion Ledger Amateur Athlete of the Year (’78)

• 10 Mississippi State Amateur Championships over two decades including four straight (’65, ‘66, ‘68, ‘70, ‘72, ‘73, ‘74, ‘75, ‘77, ‘78)

• Past President of the Mississippi Golf Association (’79)

Did You Know?

Mike Taylor’s teammate at Brigham Young University was Johnny Miller.