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Bob Ford

  • Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Residence: Oakmont, Pa.
  • Birthdate: 1/16/1954
  • Age: 54 Ht.:6'-2"
  • Turned Pro: 1975
  • Eligibility Code: 11

Player Notes

PGA Master Professional who splits his year serving as two of America's foremost facilities - as PGA Director of Golf at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club and as PGA Head Professional at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Fla. . . Tied for 15th in the 2007 Callaway Golf Senior PGA Professional National Championship. . . Finished third in the 2005 Callaway Golf PGA Senior Club Professional Championship, and was runner-up in 2004. . .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, and '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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