The 2005 Senior PGA Championship
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Players

Bob Ford

Player Data
  • Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Residence: Oakmont, Pa.
  • Birthdate: January 15, 1954
  • Age: 51
  • Turned Pro: 1975
Player Notes

A PGA Master Professional, who splits his golf season serving two of America's most prestigious clubs. He is PGA Director of Golf at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pa., and PGA Head Professional at Seminole Golf Club in North Palm Beach, Fla.... Runner-up in the 2004 Callaway Golf PGA Senior Club Professional Championship. . .Made his first appearance in the Senior PGA Championship on a special invitation in 2004, and finished tied for 47th . . .Tied for 15th in the 2004 Northern PGA Club Professional Championship ... Champion of the West Penn Open, 1979... Tri-State PGA Champion in 1980, '82, '84, '94, '95, '99, 2002... Winner of the Tri-State Open in 1975, '79, '81, '84, '88, '97, 2002... Member of the PGA Cup Team in 1982, '84, '90, '96... Four-time Pittsburgh Open Champion 1985, '88, '90, '99... Three-time Pennsylvania Open Champion 1977, 1981, 1993... PGA National Stroke-Play Champion in 1988, 1993... Has competed in nine PGA Championships: 1981, '84, '89, '90 (Tied-70th), '93 (Tied-68th), '96, '97, '98, '99... 1983, '85 Pennsylvania PGA Champion... Competed in the U.S. Open in 1980, '83 (tied 26th) and '96 (tied- 40th)... A 10-time Tri-State PGA Player of the Year (1980, '82, '84, '87, '90, '96, '97, '98, '99, '04) and nine-time season low scorer in the Tri-State PGA Section (1980, '82, '84, '87, '88, '91, '96, '97, '99) . . .Inductee, 1998, Western Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame... Winner, 1997 and 1985 national PGA Merchandiser of the Year (private facilities)... 1996 inductee, into the Allegheny Kiski-Valley Sports Hall of Fame...Recipient, 1987 national PGA Golf Professional of the Year, 1988 National PGA Club Professional Player of the Year, 1987 Tri-State PGA Teacher of the Year... Recipient of the 1986 Tri-State PGA Horton Smith Award... Has recorded 14 career holes-in-one, five of which were in competition... Co-Author of Golf: The Body, The Mind, The Game. . .Serves on the following advisory boards: Taylor Made, Ralph Lauren Polo, Pittsburgh First Tee, Fownes Foundation and AMF Golf Management Services.

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