Bobby Hix, inducted 2018
|Bobby Hix, known as the “Legend” to his friends and students, is one of the premier golf instructors in Macon and Middle Georgia and throughout all of Georgia, as well. Operating out of the Blum Golf Learning Center at Idle Hour Club as a senior instructor, he has received numerous honors for his teaching. He has been recognized by the PGA Chapter and Section as Teacher of the Year on five occasions, Junior Golf Leader three times and PGA Professional of the Year and PGA Assistant Professional of the Year. Hix has also been listed as a Golf Digest “Top Teacher in the State” six times. Beginning his teaching career at the Sea Island Golf Club, Hix learned his trade from some of the top teachers in golf, including the late Davis Love Jr., the late Jimmy Hodges and Idle Hour Director of Golf Ray Cutright. Hix has worked with players on the PGA Tour, the PGA Champions Tour and the LPGA Tour, as well as many college and high school players and junior girls and boys. His most well-known student is current touring professional Russell Henley, who has won three times on in the PGA Tour. Hix’s full swing, short game, putting and club fitting expertise have benefitted professional, amateur and junior players alike during his time at Idle Hour. Simple instruction with simple techniques and tour proven data is the hallmark of Bobby’s result oriented approach. In addition to his teaching talent, he has won national awards while serving as a certified club fitter for Titleist, Ping, Mizuno, Callaway and Taylor Made equipment. Hix, who is a 30-year member of the PGA of America, was an outstanding athlete at Stratford Academy and at Mercer University. He was an all-state baseball and football player at Stratford and received a scholarship to play baseball at Mercer. After he began concentrating on golf, he also coached the men’s and women’s golf team’s at his college alma mater. As a youngster he was a national quarterfinalist in Ford’s Punt, Pass and Kick competition.|
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