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Encyclopedia > Jeff Mitchell (golfer)


Jeff Mitchell (born August 8, 1954) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1970s and 1980s. He has also been a head coach in various college men's and women's golf programs. August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In golf the distinction between amateurs and professionals in rigorously maintained. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours for men. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... The 1980s refers to the years of 1980 to 1989. ... Greg Norman on the 18th tee at St Andrews. ...

Mitchell was born in Rockford, Illinois. He attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas and was a member of the golf team. While a student at Texas Tech, he won the 1975 and 1976 West Texas Championships. Mitchell turned pro and joined the PGA Tour in 1976. Rockford is the county seat of Winnebago County, Illinois, USA. Traditionally referred to as The Forest City, Rockford is classified as a mid-sized city as it has 150,115 residents, while the metro area has 320,204 residents (2000 Census). ... Texas Tech University is a nationally recognized doctoral/research university located in Lubbock, Texas (USA). ... Nickname: Hub City Location within the state of Texas Coordinates: County Lubbock County Mayor David Miller Area    - City 297. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ...

Mitchell was a full-time member of the PGA Tour from 19771984. His career year was 1980 when he won the Phoenix Open by four strokes over Rik Massengale, earned $111,217, and finished 37th on the money list. That year he was also first round co-leader at The Masters. Mitchell had a dozen top-10 finishes in PGA Tour events during his career. For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... The Phoenix Open is a nationally televised golf tournament, a part of the PGA Tour, held at the Tournament Players Club (TPC) in Scottsdale, Arizona around the last weekend in January. ... The Masters is one of four Grand Slam golf tournaments. ...

After retiring as a touring professional in the mid-1980s, Mitchell took various club pro jobs in Texas and Florida before returning to Texas Tech to complete his degree and earn his teaching certificate. Mitchell was men's head golf coach at Stanford University for four years prior to resigning in June 2004. Before that, he was head of women's golf at Texas Tech for 10 years; his last three years at Texas Tech he headed both the men's and women's programs. He was inducted into the Texas Tech University Hall of Fame in 2000. Stanford redirects here. ...

Recently, Mitchell has been a contestant in The Big Break VI: Trump National, the sixth edition of The Golf Channel's reality show, The Big Break.

PGA Tour wins

The Phoenix Open is a nationally televised golf tournament, a part of the PGA Tour, held at the Tournament Players Club (TPC) in Scottsdale, Arizona around the last weekend in January. ...

Other regular career wins

  • 1978 Texas State Open

Amateur wins

  • 1975 West Texas Championship
  • 1976 West Texas Championship

External links

  • Profile on PGA Tour's official site



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