12 Facts About Buddy Allin


Brian Thomas Allin was an American professional golfer who won five PGA Tour events in the 1970s.

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Buddy Allin learned to play golf at age 13 while working as a caddie at the Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course in Santa Barbara, California.

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Buddy Allin served in the Army as an artillery officer during the Vietnam War earning four decorations including the Bronze Star and an Air medal.

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Buddy Allin turned pro in 1969 and qualified for the PGA Tour on his first attempt citing the fact that golf was no "big deal" compared to war.

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Buddy Allin's best finish in a major was a T-10 at the 1974 US Open and the 1975 PGA Championship.

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Buddy Allin had 3 dozen top-10 finishes in PGA Tour events in his career; his last win came at the 1976 Pleasant Valley Classic.

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Buddy Allin was nominated for Rookie of the Year in 1995, after an outstanding first full season.

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Buddy Allin shot a Senior Tour record low round of 61 at the FHP Healthcare Classic that year.

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Buddy Allin competed five full seasons before electing to leave the tour despite being exempt for the 2000 season.

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Buddy Allin devoted the last years of his life to teaching at the San Diego Golf Academy and authoring his instructional manual, Center-Line, as well as an instructional DVD, Preferences.

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Buddy Allin lived in Boulder City, Nevada as well as California.

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Buddy Allin died in Hemet, California at the age of 62 from multiple forms of cancer.

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