Allen M. Doyle's Bio

Allen M. Doyle was born in Woosocket, RI, on July 26, 1948. He attended Vermont's Norwich University on a hockey scholarship, but played on the university golf team during his junior and senior years. After college, Mr. Doyle set victory records by winning five Southeastern Amateur victories and four Sunnehanna Amateur victories. Mr. Doyle also captured the Northeast Amateur and Porter Cup titles. In 1978, he won his first Georgia State Amateur. Even with his "slapshot" golf swing, Mr. Doyle went on to win a record six Georgia State Amateurs, five Georgia State Mid-Amateurs, and four Georgia State Four-Balls. In addition, he also won the Georgia Public Links Championship. Mr. Doyle was a medalist in the 1991 U.S. Amateur and a semi-finalist in 1992. In 1994, he was ranked the best amateur in the U.S. He also played on three Walker Cup teams, three World Amateur teams, and was the 1994 World Amateur Medalist. Mr. Doyle turned professional and joined the Nike Tour in 1995 at age 46. He won three tournaments that year, including the Nike Tour Championship. This final victory allowed him to qualify for the 1996 PGA Tour at the age of 47, making him the oldest qualifying rookie in history. In 1998, he became the first player to achieve top 10 finishes on the Nike, PGA, and Senior PGA tours in the same year. Since joining the PGA Senior Tour in 1998, Mr. Doyle has won eight times, including PGA Seniors Championship and the Senior Players Championship. Internationally, he has won twice: the 1999 and 2001 Senior Slam tournaments. He is a member of the Norwich University Sports Hall of Fame as a hockey player, and is a member of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame as a golfer.