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Bob Ford

  • Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Residence: Oakmont, Pa.
  • Birth Date: 01/16/1954
  • Age: 56
  • Height: 6-2
  • Eligibility Code: 11
  • Turned Pro: 1975

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Player Notes

PGA Master Professional who splits his year serving at 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. . . . Inducted, 2005 PGA Golf Professional Hall of Fame . . . Tied for 27th in the 2009 Senior PGA Professional National Championship; tied for 15th in 2007; finished third in 2005; 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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