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Kirk Hanefeld

  • Birthplace: Claremont, N.H.
  • Residence: Acton, Mass.
  • Birthdate: May 23, 1956
  • Age: 49
  • Turned Pro: 1978

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Player Notes

One of New England's leading club professionals for 25 years. Was the head professional at Salem C.C., The Ridge Club and director of Golf at The International Golf Club in Bolton, Mass. . . Winner, 2001, ''01, ''03 New England PGA Championship, 2001, ''01 New England PGA Player of the Year. . .Served from 1991-93 as vice president of the New England PGA Section. Parents got him started playing golf when he was eight years old...Played collegiately from 1974-77 at the University of Houston...Lists Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan as his heroes...Biggest thrill outside of golf was when his son, Ryan, was born... Favorite golf courses include: Cypress Point GC, Salem CC, Medinah CC, Pebble Beach GL and Shinnecock Hills GC... Favorite entertainer is Jerry Seinfeld... Favorite movie is "Caddyshack." After attempting the PGA TOUR National Qualifying Tournament in 1978-80, earned fully-exempt status on the 2006 Champions Tour by virtue of his runner-up finish at the National Qualifying Tournament at the PGA of Southern California GC in Beaumont, CA. Was the leader after four rounds of the six-round event, but was forced to rally in the final round after shooting 76 on fifth day. Eventually finished two strokes back of Massy Kuramoto with a 1-under 431 total. They were the only two players in the field to finish the 108-hole event under par...Advanced to the finals after finishing T5 in the regional at The Club at Eaglebrooke near Lakeland, FL.

Career Victories

Amateur Tour
1971 New Hampshire Junior Amateur. 1972 New Hampshire Junior Amateur. 1973 New Hampshire Junior Amateur. 1974 New Hampshire Amateur. 1976 New Hampshire Amateur. 1982 New Hampshire Open. 1999 Rhode Island Open, New England PGA Pro-Pro Match Play Championship. 2000 New England PGA Championship, New England PGA Pro-Pro Match Play Championship. 2001 New England PGA Championship, New England PGA Pro-Pro Match Play Championship. 2002 New England PGA Pro-Pro Stroke Championship. 2003 New England PGA Championship, New England PGA Pro-Pro Stroke Championship.

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