Bill Bisdorf

Inducted 1989

Bill Bisdorf started caddying at the age of 9 in his hometown of Waterloo, Iowa. He also started playing that year and his career has been a series of highlights.

From 1952 to 1954 he was a member of the Naval Championship Team along with Gene Littler and Billy Casper. He joined the PGA of America in 1955. He won the Wyoming Open in 1960 and placed second the next two years. He won the inaugural Colorado Open in 1964, and also captured the title in 1965 and 1967. He claimed the Mile High Open and was the Colorado Section PGA Player of the Year in 1964 and 1965. From 1961 through 1971 he qualified for six U.S. Open Championships. He competed in the National PGA Championship nine years straight from 1960 to 1968, and also in 1971. His last major victory came in 1974 when he captured the Colorado Section PGA Match Play Championship. Bisdorf has always been known as a distance hitter with an excellent short game.

Bill was the head professional at Green Gables Country Club from 1959 to 1967. In 1972 he was the owner and operator of the downtown Denver Capital Golf, Inc. which provided year-round golf instruction. Bill concluded his career teaching at the long-gone Twilight Golf Course.

He played regularly at Overland Golf Course until his death in 2016 at the age of 87.

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