Don Malarkey

1999 Inductee

Don Malarkey of South Pittsburg was the oldest living member of the Professional Golfers Association of America (PGA) when he passed away at the age of 101. He turned pro at the age of 18 in 1923 and became a member in 1926. He came to Tennessee from Texas to work for the golf manufacturer First Flight in 1954 and became the professional/green superintendent at Signal Mountain Golf and Country Club in 1956. He retired in 1973. He had shot his age over 700 times before finally losing count.