Ken Green

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Ken Green
(Golf, 1976)
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This 2012 Hall of Fame inductee started playing golf at the age of twelve in Honduras where his father was the principal of the American School, Kenneth J. Green. While at Danbury High, Ken was an All- FCIAC and All-State golfer for three years. After his 1976 graduation from Danbury High, Ken went to West Palm Beach Junior College and then to the University of Florida where he was an SEC All-Star in 1979. Ken turned pro in 1979. Ken has eleven professional wins, including five on the PGA tour and two Connecticut Open wins. In 1985, Ken won the Buick Open, followed by the International in 1986. He also had wins in the Canadian Open, the Greater Milwaukee Open and in 1989, the Kmart Greater Greensboro Open. In 1988, Ken won the Dunlop Phoenix Open in Japan. In 1989, Ken was a member of the Ryder Cup. On April 7, 2010, Ken received the Ben Hogan Award for Courage from the Golf Writers Association. He was presented with this award at Augusta National Golf Club, home of the Masters. In May 2010, Ken was the first amputee to play on the Champions Tour, shooting a 74-76-75 in Birmingham. He was awarded the Bob Casey Award for Courage from the Connecticut Sportswriters. Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton presented Ken with the ‘key to the city’ on April 18, 2012 at a Friends of Richter Park fund raising breakfast. A man of many talents, Ken bowled a perfect game in 1996. Legend has it that Ken rescued his German Shepherd dog from an alligator attack in Florida.