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TGA Mourns the Loss of Win Padgett

The TGA is saddened to report on the loss of H. Winfield “Win” Padgett of Dallas. Padgett passed away on March 6 at the age of 78.

Padgett was a tremendous supporter of amateur golf at the local, state and national levels, and devoted many years to giving back to the game that meant so much to him. Among his many significant contributions included serving on the Board of Directors of both the TGA and TGA Foundation. Padgett was the founding President of the TGA Foundation and was presented with the TGA’s Bob Wells Award for a lifetime of distinguished service in 2008. Padgett was also a member of the USGA Executive Committee and was a recipient of the USGA’s Issac B. Grainger Award, which recognizes 25 years of service to the Association.

In addition to his leadership roles with the TGA and USGA, Padgett served several terms on the Board of Directors at Brook Hollow Golf Club where he was a longtime member. Padgett had a passion for the history of the game as well and was a co-founder of the Society of Hickory Golfers, an organization that promotes the experience of golf in a manner consistent with how the ‘royal and ancient game’ was played in the hickory era.