ABOUT BRUCE DEVLIN
Bruce Devlin became involved with the game of golf in Australia as a teenager after an accident took his father’s arm. As well as being a professional golfer, he is a sportscaster and golf course designer.
On the golf course, he enjoyed a great deal of success from 1957-1960 in Australia with wins at the Australian Amateur and Australian Open before the age of 23. He turned pro in 1961 and won his first international event, the Wills Masters, in 1962. Over his career, he garnered over 40 international wins, and from 1964-1972 he also achieved eight victories on the U.S. PGA Tour. His last victory came on the Senior PGA Tour in 1995 at the FHP Health Care Classic. He retired at the end of the 1998 golf season to continue his involvement with golf through golf course architecture and design.
Over the course of 30 years, Bruce has designed and built more than 150 golf courses throughout the world including Australia, Japan, Scotland, the Bahamas. The bulk of his designs in the U.S. have been in Texas and Florida. Many of his designs have hosted all of the professional golf tours including The Houston Open, Key Biscayne Golf Classic and HealthSouth LPGA Classic. One of his latest ventures was Secession Golf Club in Beaufort, South Carolina where The Devlin mid-amateur golf tournament is played each year.
Bruce is married more than 55 years to his wife Gloria and they have three children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.