Bill Majure

Inducted 2001

Native Mississippian Bill Majure’s golf accomplishments span five decades.

As an amateur in 1961, he won the 2nd Air Force and SAC Championship. He turned pro in 1963, and five years later Majure qualified for the PGA Championship. He kept his skills honed well enough for long enough to participate in 12 consecutive Phoenix Opens, 19 straight Colorado Opens (1968-’96) and nine national club pro championships (1970-’75, ‘77-’78, ‘85). He was a three-time Colorado PGA Section senior champion three times in the 1990s and played in two U.S. Senior Opens.

Off the course, he played a big role in creating the Colorado Assistants Association in 1971 and served as its first president. Majure helped in many other areas, too, such as the PGA National Education Committee, golf director for the Arizona Heart Association and faculty member for the national PGA business school.

Majure believed teaching was the backbone of professional golf, and tirelessly worked with youths, college students and adults. From 1984 to 2005, he was the PGA director of golf at the Country Club of Colorado in Colorado Springs. It marked the most recent stop on a seven-course career that began in 1963 in Arkansas and included stays at the Broadmoor (1967-’68), Lakewood CC (1968-’69) and Cherry Hills CC (1969-’73).

He helped create a Pikes Peak Junior Golf Association Scholarship Fund, and has been closely involved with Mississippi State’s Professional Golf Management program, which sent more than 40 students to work as interns at the Country Club of Colorado.
The consummate Southern gentleman passed away in 2019 at age 81.

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