Joe Inman Senior PGA TOUR
Joe Inman
FULL NAME:  Joseph C. Inman, Jr.
HEIGHT:  5' 11''
WEIGHT:  165
BIRTHDATE:  November 29, 1947
BIRTHPLACE:  Indianapolis, IN
RESIDENCE:  Marietta, GA
FAMILY:  Wife, Nancy; Craig (4/13/77), Sally Anne (8/9/83), Katherine (10/31/86)
COLLEGE:  Wake Forest University (1970, History)
EXEMPT STATUS:  Top 31 on 1998 SENIOR TOUR Money List
CLUB AFFILIATION:  Atlanta Country Club, Atlanta, GA



Cube PGA TOUR VICTORIES:  (1) 1976 Kemper Open.

Cube SENIOR PGA TOUR VICTORIES:  (1) 1998 Pacific Bell Senior Classic.

Cube OTHER VICTORIES:  1968 Carolina Open, 1969 North-South Amateur, 1970 NC Amateur

Cube BEST NIKE TOUR FINISH:  T21-- 1994 NIKE Central Georgia Open.

Cube BEST 1998 SENIOR PGA TOUR FINISH:  1--Pacific Bell Senior Classic; T3--BankBoston Classic; T5--Utah Showdown Presented by Smith's; T6--Energizer SENIOR TOUR Championship; T7--Vantage Championship.

Cube 1998 SEASON:
  • His strong late season run resulted in his first SENIOR PGA TOUR victory at the Pacific Bell Senior Classic
  • T6 the following week at the Energizer SENIOR TOUR Championship
  • It appeared he would not crack the top 31 heading into the final full-field event of the season
  • Was 42nd on the money list and needed a victory to earn a spot in Myrtle Beach
  • After firing rounds of 66-68-68, he was a one-stroke winner over Lee Trevino at Wilshire CC, making birdie on three of the last five holes to earn the $165,000 first prize, the largest of his career
  • His best previous finish prior to his win was a T3 at the Bank Boston Classic (tied for lead with Hale Irwin after 36 holes)
  • Picked up over a quarter of a million in his last two events that left him in 26th place with $653,902
  • Selected by his peers as the SENIOR PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year
  • Earned fully exempt status for 1998 after finishing T5 at the 1997 SENIOR PGA TOUR National Qualifying Tournament.

  • High point came in 1976, when he won the Kemper Open by one stroke over Grier Jones and Tom Weiskopf at Quail Hollow CC in Charlotte, NC
  • Played a full schedule on the PGA TOUR from 1974-1986
  • In addition to his victory, he was second at the following events: 1974 Tallahassee Open, 1977 Florida Citrus Open and 1979 Atlanta Classic
  • Enjoyed his best year financially in 1979, when he won $75,035 and finished 52nd on the money list
  • Enjoyed success as an amateur before beginning his professional career
  • Won the 1969 North-South Amateur and also played on the winning Walker Cup team in 1969, when his teammates included Bruce Fleisher, Steve Melnyk and Lanny Wadkins
  • Has had four career holes-in-one.

  • Biggest thrill in golf was his win at the Kemper Open
  • Worked as a Ping sales representative from 1989-97
  • Also was a member of the PGA TOUR Radio Network broadcast crew in 1997
  • His brother John is a two-time winner on the PGA TOUR
  • A college teammate of Leonard Thompson and Lanny Wadkins at Wake Forest
  • Served a brief stint in the U.S. Army following his graduation from Wake Forest.