Elliott honored with resolutions at Iowa State Capitol
Iowa’s Gene Elliott (shown above) was recognized by both the Iowa House of Representatives (House Resolution 109 – Watch here) and Iowa State Senate (Senate Resolution 104) Thursday morning. The resolutions honored Elliott for his recent success at the U.S. Senior Amateur and R&A Senior Amateur Championship in 2021, as well as other achievements on and off the course.
Elliott became only the second player to claim both the R&A Senior Amateur Championship and the U.S. Senior Amateur Championships in the same season, joining Paul Simson of Raleigh, NC, who accomplished the feat in 2010. Only one other Iowan has claimed the U.S. Senior Amateur title, that being Boone native Dr. Ed Updegraff in 1981. He is also one of only three players to win the U.S. R&A (United Kingdom) and Canadian senior amateur championships.
Elliott’s extraordinary year propelled him to the number one position as the globe’s top-ranked senior amateur player, according to the World Amateur Golf Rankings and AmateurGolf.com.