1995 Colorado Golf Hall of Fame Inductee
Bill Loeffler, born and raised in Denver and now a resident of Castle Rock, co-owns and operates Highlands Ranch Golf Club. He also has an amateur and professional golfing record that boggles the mind. Loeffler's success runs the gamut, starting with the 1972 CGA Junior Match Play title and the 1973 state high school championship while at Cherry Creek.
Loeffler claimed national victories at the 1986 U.S. Mid-Amateur, 1992 PGA Assistant Professional Championship and the 2007 Senior PGA Professional National Championship. In addition, he played on the U.S. Walker Cup team in 1987, in the Masters, and on the PGA Tour from 1980 to '82.
In the state, Loeffler has won three Colorado Opens (1991, '93 and 2004), a Colorado Senior Open (2009), three Colorado PGA Section Championships (2000, '02, '04), a CGA Stroke Play (1976) and a CGA Mid-Amateur (1987). The former Arizona State golfer also claimed Broadmoor Men's Invitational titles in 1976, '78 and '86.
It only seems appropriate that the golfer depicted on the Colorado Open trophies is modeled after Loeffler.