Billy Maxwell, who literally grew up on the golf course, gained national prominence by winning the 1951 U.S. Amateur. He was a member of the 1963 Ryder Cup team. Billy’s best year on tour was in 1962, after winning of $31,834 for 12th place on the money list.
Maxwell grew up in Abilene, where the family lived off the fourth green at Abilene Country Club. He had a twin brother named Bobby and both Maxwells played under Coach Fred Cobb at North Texas, which won four straight NCAA championships (1949-1952). Billy Maxwell, Joe Conrad and Don January played on three national championship teams. Maxwell was an excellent iron player, while January was the big hitter and Conrad was the putter. All three have been inducted into the Texas Golf Hall of Fame. Cobb built a dynasty in North Texas.
Maxwell currently resides in Jacksonville, FL.
Birthplace: Abilene, Texas
Born: July 23, 1929