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Grier Jones (born May 6, 1946) is a current college head golf coach and former PGA Tour professional golfer. May 6 is the 126th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (127th in leap years). ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Greg Norman on the 18th tee at St Andrews. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... In golf the distinction between amateurs and professionals in rigorously maintained. ...


Jones was born, raised and has been a life-long resident of Wichita, Kansas. Jones attended Wichita's Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School where he played both football and golf. He won the 1963 and 1964 Kansas State High School golf championships. An All-American at Oklahoma State University, Jones won the Big Eight Championship in 1967 and 1968 before taking the individual medalist honors at the 1968 NCAA Championships. He also won the 1966 Kansas State Amateur Championship held in Topeka, Kansas while a student at Oklahoma State.[1] Nickname: Air Capital Location in the state of Kansas County Sedgwick Mayor Carlos Mayans Area    - City 359. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Oklahoma State University Logo The Oklahoma State University System comprises of five educational instututes across Oklahoma. ... This page deals with movie studios. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... The NCAA Division I Mens Golf Championships, which is played in late May or early June, is the top annual competition in U.S. mens collegiate golf. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... Coordinates: Country United States State Kansas County Shawnee Founded December 5, 1854 Incorporated February 14, 1857 Mayor Bill Bunten (R) Area    - City 147. ...


Jones spent 14 years on the PGA Tour, beginning in 1969, when he earned PGA Rookie-of-the-Year honors.[2] His career year was 1972 when he won two PGA Tour events and finished fourth on the final money list.[3] Jones won his third and final PGA Tour event in 1977. Jones ended his career with 54 top-10 finishes in PGA Tour events. His best finish in a major championship was a T-16 at the 1978 PGA Championship. 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... Logo for the 2006 PGA The PGA Championship is an annual golf tournament, conducted by the Professional Golfers Association of America as part of the PGA TOUR. The PGA Championship is one of the four Major Championships in mens golf, and it is the golf seasons final major...


After his full-time tour playing days ended, Jones took a club teaching job at Willowbend Golf Club in Wichita, while continuing to play part-time on the Nationwide (then called the NIKE Tour) and PGA Tours. Later he became the head pro at Terradyne Country Club in Wichita. In 1995, he was named men's head golf coach at Wichita State University, where he remains today. Jones was named Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Coach-of-the-Year in 1998, 2000, 2003, and 2006.[4] Wichita State University (WSU) is an American state-supported university located in the middle-size city of Wichita, Kansas, in the south central part of the state. ... The Missouri Valley Conference (also called MVC or simply The Valley) is a college athletic conference whose members are located in the midwestern United States. ...


PGA Tour wins

The Sony Open in Hawaii is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... C.L. Gibby Gilbert II (born January 14, 1941 in Chattanooga, Tennessee) is an American professional golfer who has won tournaments on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour. ...

Amateur wins

  • 1966 Kansas State Amateur
  • 1967 Big Eight Championship
  • 1968 Big Eight Championship, NCAA Championship

The NCAA Division I Mens Golf Championships, which is played in late May or early June, is the top annual competition in U.S. mens collegiate golf. ...

Notes and References

  1. ^ Bio from Wichita State University Athletic Department
  2. ^ Ibid.
  3. ^ Bio from Kansas Golf Hall of Fame
  4. ^ Bio from Wichita State University Athletic Department

 
 

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