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Bill Probst Receives UGA Senior Player of the Year Award
Bill Probst has served on the UGA Board of Directors for nine years and he’s sat through some rather long and ponderous discussions on various matters facing the board, but the one involving him didn’t take but a minute.
The UGA Board named him UGA Senior Player of the Year for the second time. It was a slam-dunk decision. He was so far ahead of everyone else on the UGA Senior Player Performance list that he had nearly doubled second place in points.
He was presented with the award last night at the UGA Annual Meeting.
He won six PPR tournaments, including the UGA Senior Match Play, and finished in the top five in all but one of 16 events. He had one streak when he won three in a row. In the next tournament he finished the first round tied for second in a scheduled two-day tournament and the second round was rained out and he had to settle for second. He then won the next tournament. In addition to winning the match play title he also won at Winterchamps, Sun River, and Mesquite and finished the year by winning the Moab Senior and the UGA 4-Man Team.
He played in all but three events on the SPPR schedule and one of those he missed in order to play in the Canadian Senior Amateur where he finished in 16th place.
He was also awarded UGA Senior Player of the Year in 2010.
Probst was also chosen to represent the seniors on the UGA Shootout Team against Arizona for the second time and has been captain of the team for all nine years of his board term.
“The UGA has a great senior program and I’m pleased to be selected as Player of the Year for a second time,” Probst said. “There are a lot of good senior players and so it is a real honor.”
“I’m playing better golf now than I ever have in my life. Being a senior hasn’t hurt me at all. In fact, because I can play more it has helped my game,” he said.