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Terry Carlson, PGA Becomes a Half-Century Member

December 2022

Terry Carlson, PGA played golf at Murray State University from 1964-1969. He was the Assistant Professional at Elgin Country Club from 1970-1972, and Head Professional from 1973-1983. In 1984, Terry transitioned to the Head Golf Professional of Glen Oak CC in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. He won the Golf Professional of the Year award in the Illinois Section in 1985!

From 1984-1985, Terry served as President of the Illinois Section. He also served on the Board as Secretary and Treasurer. Terry founded the Illinois Section’s Home Golf Course, Kemper Lakes. Through his friendship with Jim Kemper, they secured the PGA Championship for Kemper Lakes in 1989.

In 1983, Terry started working at Glen Oak CC and stayed there until 1999, with the exception of a year when he qualified for the 1996 Senior Tour. Terry ended up playing in 18 events with total earnings of $54,000. He also played in 5 Majors – two US Senior Opens in 1996 and 2001, the Senior British Open in 2001, and two Senior PGA Championships in 1997 and 1998 at PGA National. However, Terry never made the cut.

In 1999 Terry was offered the job as Head Golf Professional at the Estancia Club in Scottsdale, Arizona. He remained there until 2015. There, Terry served on the Southwest Section Board for three years and was instrumental in helping Mike Miller become the Executive Director.

Nowadays, Terry is happy as a Life Member in the Gulf States Section. He currently lives in Madisonville, LA, and is a member at Beau Chene Country Club.

Terry remarks, “50 years is a journey, but I’m glad to have gone through it with some of the finest gentlemen I’ve ever known! The PGA of America has been my identity just as sure as my name. The members are the reason I stay involved.”

Terry has two children, Chris and Carrie, as well as 6 grandchildren. Chris just won the Senior Player of the Year award in Colorado, and Carrie belongs to Tchefuncta Country Club.

Half Century Members

Name: Half-Century Status Date:
Terry M. Carlson, PGA 2022-12-31
James E. Gamblin Jr., PGA 2022-07-31
Denton Scott, PGA 2022-07-31
Ben Nelson, PGA 2021-12-1
Charlie Dugas, PGA 2020-12-31
Clyde W. Applewhite III, PGA 2019-09-30
Don Essig III, PGA 2017-01-31
Curley J. Romero, PGA 2016-03-31

Quarter Century Members

Name: Quarter-Century Status Date:
Derek R. Smith, PGA 2022-10-31
James T. Crawford, PGA 2022-08-31
Robyn L. Justin, PGA 2022-06-30
David R. Cage, PGA 2022-01-31
Christopher D. Jester, PGA 2021-11-30
Michael T. O’Brien, PGA 2021-11-30
Robert W. Pyle, PGA 2021-11-30
Rob V. McGraw, PGA 2021-10-31
John M. Kocks, PGA 2021-08-31
Wallace H. Smith III, PGA 2021-08-31
Donald J. Donohue III, PGA 2021-07-31
John E. Fassinger Jr., PGA 2021-07-31
W. Scott Buntin, PGA 2021-05-31
Larry J. Griffin, PGA 2021-03-31
Jake Narro, PGA 2021-01-31
Richard S. Walsh, PGA 2021-01-31
Gene K. Gabelmann, PGA 2020-07-31
David E. Kaspar, PGA 2020-07-31
William T Kivett, PGA 2020-06-30
Michael F. Raby, PGA 2020-06-30
George T. Guidry, PGA 2020-04-30
Christopher T Robertson, PGA 2020-02-29
Kevin W. Michael, PGA 2020-01-31
Reginald W. Adams, PGA 2019-10-31
David E. Church, PGA 2019-10-31
Cliff Wagner, PGA 2019-10-31
Robert E. Chrestman, PGA 2019-09-30
Randy P. Stephens, PGA 2019-08-31
Devin Thomas, PGA 2019-04-30
Robert D. Witherington, PGA 2019-03-31
Ronny B. Ross, PGA 2019-02-28
James B. Matheny, PGA 2018-09-30
James W. Doulin, PGA 2018-07-31
Stephen C. Christopher, PGA 2018-03-31
Leigh T. Brannan, PGA 2018-02-28
David P. Gary, PGA 2017-12-31
Robert S Hall, PGA 2017-12-31
James Dorman Jr., PGA 2017-10-31
Christopher C Burkstaller, PGA 2017-09-30
Anthony L. Luczak, PGA 2017-08-31
Susan P. Bower, PGA 2017-07-31
Gordon W. Digby, PGA 2017-05-31
Dean L. Baham Sr., PGA 2017-02-28
Kenneth R. Hughes, PGA 2017-02-28
Emlyn D. Aubrey, PGA 2017-01-31
Kelly M. Gibson 2017-01-31
David W. Toms, PGA 2017-01-31
Michael P. Barrett, PGA 2016-09-30
Randy K. Tupper, PGA 2016-09-30
John B. Harrell, PGA 2016-08-31
David S. Cowger, PGA 2016-05-31
John Anthony Price, PGA 2016-05-31
Robert Andrew Loving, PGA 2016-02-29
Danny E. Tatum, PGA 2016-02-29
Kevin L. Walls, PGA 2016-02-29
Greg G. Crain, PGA 2015-10-31
Kent B. Smith, PGA 2015-10-31
Bob E. Wolcott, PGA 2015-10-31
David P. Marchand, PGA 2015-09-30
Mark Powell, PGA 2015-07-31
Paul Theriot, PGA 2015-07-31
Mike Vivien, PGA 2015-07-31
Wayne J. Fuselier, PGA 2015-02-28
Michael Johnson, PGA 2014-12-31
Paul L. Christmann, PGA 2014-09-30
Robert C. Noel, PGA 2014-09-30
John Pielemeier, PGA 2014-09-30
Fred J. Schroeder, PGA 2014-09-30
David E. Pate, PGA 2014-08-31
Roy Jarvis, PGA 2014-07-31
Brian M. Manzella, PGA 2014-05-31
Michael B. Harris, PGA 2014-04-30
Bradley Kale, PGA 2013-12-31
Eric Kaspar, PGA 2013-04-30
Andre M. Caldwell, PGA 2013-02-28
Peter Cizdziel, PGA 2012-11-30
Alan Chasteen, PGA 2012-10-31
Carl Poche’, PGA 2012-09-30
Stanley B. Stopa, PGA 2012-08-31
James H. Moore, PGA 2012-07-31
Adrian N. DeRouen, PGA 2012-05-31
Jim Traina III, PGA 2012-02-29
Cliffton R Bailey, PGA 2012-01-31
Jerry M. Covich III, PGA 2011-10-31
James Leitz, PGA 2011-09-30
Jim T. Gallagher Jr., PGA 2011-06-30
Robert O. Brown, PGA 2010-08-31
Michael Burke, PGA 2010-03-31
Russell Fransted, PGA 2010-01-31
Ron Hickman, PGA 2009-11-30
Marvin Gray, PGA 2009-04-30
Doug Farr, PGA 2008-12-31
Paul Hjulberg, PGA 2008-06-30
Jimmy R.  Carpenter II, PGA 2008-03-31
Reed W. Hughes, PGA 2008-03-31
Greg Abadie, PGA 2007-11-30
Fred Frederickson, PGA 2007-07-31
Steve Caldwell, PGA 2006-03-31
Jerry Weeks, PGA 2005-11-30
Jimmy Gallagher, PGA 2005-08-31
Rich Fulkerson, PGA 2004-11-30
Jimmy Headrick, PGA 2004-11-30
Michael J. McGeever, PGA 2004-11-30
Tommy W Spencer, PGA 2004-10-31
Ed Selser, PGA 2004-02-29
Lester Cook, PGA 2003-12-31
Kim Gianatsis, PGA 2003-06-30
Ronnie Benandi, PGA 2002-11-30
Teddy Sliman, PGA 2002-11-30
Sam Dunning, PGA 2002-08-31
Harold Burt, PGA 2002-05-31
William K. Caldwell Jr., PGA 2002-01-31
Steve Chaney, PGA 2001-06-30
Martin L. Stuart, PGA 2001-05-31
George Cascino, PGA 2000-08-31
Frank Gumpert, PGA 2000-08-31
Ben Freeman Jr., PGA 2000-06-30
George R. Digby Jr., PGA 2000-04-30
Larry Miller, PGA 2000-03-31
Bill Mullican, PGA 1999-08-31
Mickey Bradley, PGA 1998-11-30
Ken Lindsay, PGA 1998-03-31
Terry M Carlson, PGA 1997-12-31
James E. Gamblin Jr., PGA 1997-07-31
Denton Scott, PGA 1997-07-31
Ben Nelson, PGA 1996-12-31
Charlie Dugas, PGA 1995-12-31
Clyde W. Applewhite III, PGA 1994-09-30
Don Essig III, PGA 1992-01-02
Curley J. Romero, PGA 1991-03-01