Dale Douglass was born in Wewoka, Okla., but grew up in Fort Morgan, lived in Boulder and lived in Castle Rock and Paradise Valley until he passed away in 2022 at the age of 86.
Dale became a PGA professional in 1960, and in 1969 he made the U.S. Ryder Cup Team.
He won three times on the PGA TOUR: the 1969 Azalea Open, the ’69 Kemper Open, and the ’70 Phoenix Open.
In 1986 as a rookie member of the Senior PGA Tour (now known as the PGA TOUR Champions), Dale won the U.S. Senior Open by one stroke over Gary Player. In all, he won four times on the Senior circuit in 1986.
Dale would go on to record 11 victories on the Senior/Champions Tour between 1986 and 1996. He also teamed up with Charles Coody to claim three titles in the Legends of Golf (1990, ’94 and ’98). In addition, Dale also won a dozen Super Senior events. His last official individual victory on the Champions Tour came at the Bell Atlantic Classic at age 60.
In 2005, Dale became the oldest person to make the cut at the U.S. Senior Open, eventually finishing 37th at age 69.
A member of the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame and the University of Colorado Athletic Hall of Fame, Dale in 2019 received the inaugural Hale Irwin Medal, recognizing outstanding Colorado golfers who “exhibit competitiveness, resiliency and a proven record of winning.”
Douglass passed away in July of 2022 at the age of 86.
1986 Golf Person of the Year
As a rookie member of the Senior Tour, he won the U.S. Senior Open and three other PGA senior events that year.