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Greg Osbourne

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Greg Osbourne is an American golfer and member of the Professional Golfers' Association (PGA). He was the President of United States Golf Corporation from 1992-95. Osbourne was later President and owner of Wisdom Golf Inc. from 1995-97 and has been the Head PGA Pro at DeBell Golf Course in Burbank, CA. Osbourne is also an actor appearing in the NBC television series Las Vegas. He helped to re-establish the golf program at Glendale Community College in 2008 and became Director of Golf at Cal State Bakersfield in 2013.

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Recruited by Coach Bob Shoup to play football as a defensive back at California Lutheran University (CLU) in 1980, Osbourne dedicated himself to golf after a knee injury. He made the All Conference team all three years and was voted "Most Valuable Player" in 1982 and again in 1984. He was named First Team All-District in 1983 and 1984 and, as the team's number one player, led the CLU team in qualifying for the NAIA National Golf Tournament both years. He was the NAIA District III Individual Champion in 1984, where he finished fourth place at the national tournament which earned him All-American honours as the first golfer in school history. He was inducted into Cal Lutheran's Hall of Fame in 2008. Shortly after his graduation from Cal Lutheran, he worked as an assistant at Los Robles Golf Course in Thousand Oaks, CA.[1][2]

Osbourne later starred in various golf commercials, which enabled him to earn a Screen Actor's Guild card. As a longtime friend of actor James Caan, Osbourne also appeared as an actor in the TV series Las Vegas starring James Caan.[3] He was later the Head Golf Professional at Chevy Chase Country Club in Glendale, California, and President of United States Golf Corporation from 1992-1995. He became Head Golf Professional at Sepulveda Golf Complex in 1998 and at Whittier Narrows Golf Course in Rosemead in 2001. After gaining a spot on the North-South Cup Team for three consecutive years, he won the All-American Classic in 2003 and several local PGA events. In 2006, he competed on a professional golf team, Los Angeles Stars of the National Golf League. He was the head men's golf coach at Glendale Community College from 2007-13 and the women's coach from 2010-13. During his time at Glendale, he led the players to two state runner-up finishes, four All-American honours, and one state champion. He was named Western State Conference "Coach of the Year" on two occasions as a coach for the Vaqueros.[4] He was instrumental in re-establishing the college golf program in 2007 which had been suspended in 1984, and he led both the men's and women's teams to appearances in the California Community College Athletic Association’s Golf Championship.[5][6]

He resigned from Glendale Community College in 2013 in order to become Director of Golf at Cal State Bakersfield. At CSU Bakersfield he was able to fundraise over $300,000 on his own to maintain men and women's golf programs.[7][8]

He is currently the head coach for women's golf at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California.[9]

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Category:PGA Tour golfers Category:Year of birth missing (living people) Category:Living people Category:Concordia University alumni Category:California Lutheran University alumni Category:California State University, Bakersfield faculty


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