Quincy native D.A. Weibring to be inducted into Texas Golf Hall of Fame


Quincy native D.A. Weibring is being inducted into the Texas Golf Hall of Fame for his professional success and his contributions to the game. | Photo courtesy Illinois State University athletics

QUINCY — Quincy native D.A. Weibring, who won 13 times worldwide during a professional golf career spanning nearly 40 years, is being inducted into the Texas Golf Hall of Fame.

The Hall of Fame Class of 2024 will be celebrated during the formal induction ceremony Oct. 21 at the Houston Country Club. Each inductee will be commemorated with a granite marker on the Texas Golf Walk of Fame at the Brackenridge Park Golf Course in San Antonio and at The Ronny Golf Park in Frisco.

“This year’s inductees embody the spirit and excellence of Texas golf,” said Alli Jarrett, executive director of the Texas Golf Hall of Fame. “Their dedication, talent and contributions have left an indelible mark on the sport, and we are honored to recognize their accomplishments.”

Weibring won five times on the PGA Tour and five times on the Champions Tour, including the 2008 Seniors Players Championship, his lone major. He had five top-10 finishes in major championships — twice in the PGA Championship and one each in the Masters, U.S. Open and Open Championship.

He also won three non-tour events — the 1985 Air New Zealand Open, the 1985 Golf Digest Cup and the 1989 Family House Invitational.

Weibring was inducted into the Illinois State University Athletics Percy Family Hall of Fame in 1980, the Quincy Notre Dame High School Hall of Fame in 1991, the Illinois PGA Hall of Fame in 2001 and the Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame in 2015.

As the founder of Golf Resources (Weibring/Wolford Design), Weibring has been involved in designing, renovating and rescuing more than 100-plus courses worldwide since he founded it in 1987, including TPC Deere Run in the Quad Cities, which hosts the PGA’s John Deere Classic, and TPC Las Colinas, a home to the AT&T Byron Nelson Golf Classic.

Weibring has helped raise more than $1.5 million for the Illinois State University men’s and women’s golf teams. In 2000-01, his firm designed and directed the renovation of the University Golf Course. The course was renamed the Weibring Golf Club at Illinois State University in 2007 in recognition of his commitment and contribution to Redbird athletics and his achievements as a PGA member.

Weibring, now 71, has lived in Texas for 45 years. He hosted a pro-am event for 25 years in Quincy to help raise funds for the Adams County Association for Retarded Citizens. He also founded the Byron Nelson Junior Classic and has been involved with it for 23 years.

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