Des Moines | Inducted 2010 | Category: Amateur Golfer

Bob McKee was born and raised in Des Moines and is one of only two players to win the Iowa Amateur in three different decades.  His entire family played golf so the game came naturally to him.  His father Bert was the Des Moines City Champion in 1908 and both Bob and his younger brother Craig followed in his footsteps.  Bob’s sister Lucille was also involved in women’s golf in Des Moines.

McKee played golf at Drake University and led his team to a first round lead at the 1920 Intercollegiate Golf Championship in Greenwich, Connecticut.  Later that year he won the prestigious Trans-Mississippi Championship and a year later he won the individual title at the Western Intercollegiate Championship in Chicago.

McKee won the Iowa Amateur four times over a 12 year period between 1919 and 1931.  He won the Des Moines City Championship six times.

Career Highlights

  • Trans-Mississippi Champion: 1920
  • Western Inter-Collegiate Individual Champion: 1921
  • Iowa Amateur Champion: 1919, 1925, 1926, and 1931
  • Six Time Des Moines City Champion
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