Wimberly Voted into PGA Hall of Fame 0

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (March 3, 2011) — Long-time New Mexico golf professional Guy Wimberly has been inducted into the PGA of America's Hall of Fame.

Wimberly, head of Sierra del Rio Golf Course in Elephant Butte, and long-time pro at Albuquerque's Arroyo del Oso, was voted in by his peers, according to an announcement by the Sun Country Section PGA.

He is only the second Sun Country Section pro voted in. El Paso's Bill Eschenbrenner was inducted in 2005.

Wimberly, an Albuquerque native, known by many as “Mr. New Mexico Golf,” was a University of New Mexico Lobo golfer before turning pro.

He worked at the San Mateo Golf Center driving range before operating the City of Albuquerque's newly opened Arroyo del Oso in the late 1960s with long-time business partner Bob Miering.

Wimberly once gave Bill Gates golf lessons when Gates was trying to start a new software company in Albuquerque called Mi

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Dan Vukelich, former editor of ABQ Free Press and Sun Country Golf magazine, is editor of NewMexicoGolfNews.com. He is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America and the Golf Travel Writers of America. Reach him at [email protected]

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