Born and raised in Denver, the Castle Rock resident has an amateur and professional golf 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 Invitation titles in 1976,’78 and ’86.
It only seems appropriate that the golfer depicted on the Colorado Open trophies is modeled after Loeffler.
1987 Golf Person of the Year
He won the 1986 U.S. Mid-Amateur and Broadmoor Invitation, 1987 CGA Mid-Amateur and competed on the winning 1987 Walker Cup Team.