Bob Olds

Bob Olds, the longtime head golf professional at the Minnetonka Country Club enjoyed a competitive playing career and an even more accomplished vocational career during his four decades of service at the club (1970-2008). He won the St. Cloud Pro-Am, the North Oaks Pro-Member, the Tapemark Charity Pro-Am (1987), and qualified for the National PGA Club Professional Championship four times. More significantly, for his influence at the state and sectional level, was his participation on the Minnesota PGA Section Board of Directors, from 1975-1984, which culminated in his serving as President (1981-1982). In 1982, he was named the Minnesota Section PGA Golf Professional of the Year. A friend to all and a mentor to many, Olds was instrumental in establishing the Minnesota PGA Junior Golf Academy, in forming a goodwill match-play competition between professionals and amateurs, the annual MGA-PGA Cup Matches, in 1977, and as the moving force in the creation of the Minnesota Women’s Open Championship, which Minnetonka Country Club hosted from 1985-1987.

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