4-Time RI Senior Open Champ Becker Inducted into CT Golf Hall of Fame
Four-time Rhode Island Senior Open Champ Jim Becker has been inducted into the Connecticut Golf Hall of Fame.
Becker was inducted on Thursday night during the CSGA Annual Meeting at Hartford Golf Club.
“I am just humbled and honored to get inducted. I have dreamt about being inducted for quite a while. It is definitely the highlight of my career,” said Becker in a press release.
Becker currently serves as the Head Pro at Blue Fox Run Golf Course.
Along with the RI Senior open, Becker has won the Connecticut open twice and the Connecticut Senior open three times.
He was an All-American at the University of Georgia, played on the PGA Tour, and spent nine seasons competing on the South African Tour.
During the late 1980s and early 1990s, Becker earned multiple starts on the PGA Tour competing in the 1988 Canon Sammy Davis Jr. Greater Hartford Open, and in the 1989 and 1990 Bank of Boston Classic.
1988 also marked the beginning of a nine-year run on the South African Tour, now known as the Sunshine Tour. His best year on the tour was his final year, 1996 when he finished 20th on the Order of Merit.
For Becker, his career and life in golf aren’t done yet but as he reflects on what the sport has provided him he knows he wouldn’t be where he is today without it.
“Golf has really been my whole life as far as my opportunities in work and just all the people I know are through golf. I met my wife Gina through golf. It has meant the world to me. I try to give back with lessons and I teach a lot of junior players and I really hope that they stay with the game and learn those lessons that I learned from the pros that helped me. Golf has meant everything to me.”