JOCK OLSON

Cedar Rapids | Inducted 2007 | Category: Golf Professional

Jock Olson, a native of Marshalltown, has been a golf professional for 34 years. His first job came at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club as an assistant, the start of a journey that now has him the head golf professional at Interlachen Country Club in Edina, Minn., the top-ranked course in Minnesota and No. 36 nationally. Olson has been at Interlachen since 1994. Jock also served as head golf professional at the Cedar Rapids Country Club from 1983 to 1993 and the Burlington Golf Club from 1976 to 1982.

Olson was inducted into the National PGA Hall of Fame in 2006, the latest in a long line of distinguished accomplishments. He was named National PGA Golf Professional of the Year in 2002, the highest honor the PGA of America can bestow upon one of its members. Olson is the only Iowa-born golf professional to have received those two honors. He was also named the Iowa Golf Association’s Golf Professional of the Year in 1986; Iowa PGA Teacher of the Year, 1985; Iowa Golf Association Outstanding Service Award, 1983; and the Iowa PGA Horton Smith Award, 1982. (Courtesy of Rick Brown)

Career Highlights

1982     Iowa PGA Horton Smith Award

1983     IGA Outstanding Service Award

1985     Iowa PGA Teacher of the Year

1986     IGA Golf Professional of the Year

2002    National PGA Golf Professional of the Year

2006     National PGA Hall of Fame Induction

Head Pro at Interlachen Country Club in Edina. Host of 2008 U.S. Women’s Open

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