A native of Denver, Paul McMullen is yet another prominent golfer whose first exposure to the game was as a caddie at Denver Country Club under the tutelage of Tom O’Hara. It didn’t take the young caddie very long to know that this game of golf was for him.
In 1946 McMullen won the Denver City High School Championship. He was a member of the University of Denver golf team from 1948 to 1951. In 1951 he won the Skyline Conference Championship and the Park Hill Golf Club Championship. He was the winner in the 1955 Colorado State Amateur Championship, the Denver Metropolitan Championship, the Greeley Invitational, the Fort Morgan Invitational, the Rocky Mountain Amateur Championship and the Lakewood Country Club Championship. Ten years later, in 1965, he won the Rocky Mountain Open Championship. From 1965-1974 and again from 1976-1982 McMullen was a member of the Governor’s Cup Team.
Paul McMullen became a golf professional in 1957. His first job was as the assistant pro at the Desert Inn Country Club in Las Vegas. He soon moved on to Santa Ana Country Club in California where his teaching skills earned him the title of Teaching Professional of the Year, 1961. In 1965 he returned to Denver as the assistant to Gene Root at Lakewood Country Club. Three years later, in 1968, the City of Aurora offered him the top spot at Aurora Hills Golf Club. He retired from that position in 1991 and passed away 23 years later at the age of 86.