Bill Penn

One of the all-time great gentlemen of the game of golf was William Albert “Bill” Penn. He was one of the truly great Austin-area golfers throughout his life, but what he did off of the greens was just as important.  Bill Penn lived a life that inspired many, and had an effect on many more, even if they don’t realize it.  He was the driving force behind the successful expansion of the Texas Golf Association, lobbied for easier access into the game he loved by way of lower junior entry fees, and was a mentor and role model to golfers of all ages.


Birthplace: Austin, Texas

Born: November 25, 1931

Died: July 11, 2003