kirby.jpg (28471 bytes) Bill Kirby, Jr.
1994 PPA Hall of Fame Inductee
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Career Statistics
Current Membership Level: Professional
Professional Status Earned: 1973
Amateur Status Earned: 1961
Career Money Winnings: $86,200
Lifetime Stroke Average: 28.30
Putter:  
   
Professional National Tournaments Won: 2008 PPA National Seniors Runner-Up
2006 PPA National Seniors Runner-Up

1995 PPA National Championship
1995 Hall of Fame Classic
1992 National Team Championship
Amateur National Tournaments Won: 1971 World Amateur Championship
National Awards and Honors: Professional Putters Association Lifetime Achievement Award
Pro Players Committee Member (1997-2001)
Pro Players Committee Chairman (1997-1998)
1994 PPA Hall of Fame Inductee
1985 PPA Player of the Year
Television Appearances: 1998 Putt-Putt Skins
1995 Putt-Putt Skins
1993 Putt-Putt Skins
1988 Putt-Putt TV Series
1986
Putt-Putt TV Series
1971 World APA Putting Championship
State Awards and Honors: 1995 North Carolina PPA Player of the Year
1994 North Carolina PPA Co-Player of the Year
1993 North Carolina PPA Player of the Year
1992 North Carolina PPA Player of the Year
1991 North Carolina PPA Player of the Year
1990 North Carolina PPA Player of the Year
Directed the North Carolina State Tour from 1977 - 1990
Founded the South Carolina State Tour
Professional State Championships Won: 1998 North Carolina State Championship
1994 North Carolina State Championship
1992 North Carolina State Championship
1987 South Carolina State Championship
1985 South Carolina State Championship
1982 North Carolina State Championship
Amateur State Championships Won:  
Professional State Tournaments Won: 2011 Southern Putting Tour - High Point, NC
2010 Virginia State Tour - Lynchburg, VA
2010 Virginia State Tour - Richmond, VA

1996 NC/SC Event - Asheville, NC
1996 SC Event - Charlotte, NC
1994 SC Event - Myrtle Beach, SC
1993 Elton Davis Memorial Champion
1992 SC Event - Rock Hill, SC
1989 SC Event - Forest City, NC
1989 SC Event - Sumter, SC
1988 SC Event - Rock Hill, SC
1987 SC Event - Spartanburg, SC
1987 SC Event - Spartanburg, SC
1984 Elton Davis Memorial Champion
1983 Elton Davis Memorial Champion
1979 Elton Davis Memorial Champion
Amateur State Tournaments Won:  

Bill Kirby Jr. of Fayetteville, NC, inducted into the PPA Hall of Fame in 1994, capped his PPA career in 1995 by winning the PPA National Championship and the PPA Norfolk Open. He owns 3 other PPA national tour victories - the 1980 Greensboro Open, the 1981 Asheville Open and the 1982 Columbia Open. His runner-up finish in the 1992 PPA National Championship led North Carolina to the PPA National Team Championship. He was the 1985 PPA National Player of the Year and the 1985 PPA Sportsmanship Award recipient. He is the 1998, 1994, 1992 and 1982 PPA North Carolina State Tour Champion and the 1998 PPA North Carolina State Tour Match Play Champion. He is the 1987 and 1985 PPA South Carolina State Champion. He owns 4 PPA North Carolina State Tour State Doubles titles. A PPA member since 1973, he owns 71 PPA State Tour victories - 56 in North Carolina, including the 1979, 1983, 1984 and 1992 Elton Davis Memorial Classic and the 1989 and 1991 Richard Buchan Memorial; 14 in South Carolina; and 1 in Virginia. He has 4 PPA /APA television appearances, 1998, 1995, 1993 and 1971, when he won the APA World Putting Championship in Philadelphia, Pa.

A PPA member since 1973, his PPA national tour lifetime prize money winnings are $34,000. His PPA state tour lifetime earnings are $38,000. His PPA lifetime stroke average is 28.62. "No one player has ever better understood the sport - from respecting franchise owners and managers to understanding the passions of the men, women and youngsters who enjoy the game," Joe Aboid, PPA Commissioner, said. "He has worked to protect our sport's integrity. He has worked to preserve its history."

Kirby is a past member of the Putt-Putt Golf Courses of America National Advisory Board, 1997-98 chairman of the PPA Pros Players Committee and conceived the PPA Hall of Fame in 1986. He is director of the Elton Davis Memorial Classic, founder of the PPA South Carolina State Tour, and directed the PPA North Carolina State Tour from 1977 to 1990.


 

 

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