Buddy Allin was an American professional golfer. In his career, he won five PGA Tour events and several outside events as well.
Brian Thomas ‘Buddy’ Allin, was born on October 13, 1944 in Brementon, Washington. He studied at the Brigham Young University in Utah. While at university, he was a member of the university golf team together with Johnny Miller. Allin enlisted during the Vietnam war and came home with two bronze stars.
In 1969, Allin turned pro. He was qualified to join the PGA during his first attempt. He won his first PGA Tour event in 1971 when he played at the Greater Greensboro Open. For this win, he bested Dave Eichelberger.
In 1972, he won another PGA Tour event, this time during the Florida Citrus Open. In 1974, he won at the Doral-Eastern Open and in 1976 he won at the Pleasant Valley Classsic.
Allin’s wins outside the PGA include the Utah Open in 1970 and the New Zealand Open in 1980.
When Allin turned 50, he became qualified to play to in the Senior PGA. In 1997, he won a Senior PGA event – the American Express Invitational.
He also participated in major championships with the PGA. In 1974, he finished in the Top 10 during the US Open. He was in the top 10 again during the PGA Championships of 1975.
Allin died on March 10, 2007 from cancer. He was 62 years that time. He left a legacy in Golf Teaching, which he called ‘Preferences’. He is survived by his wife and children.