Robert A.

Robert A. "Robbie" Webb, Sr.

MGA Hall of Fame 2019

Robbie was born August 11, 1939 in Gulfport, MS and died August 2, 2012 in Canton, MS. Robbie is known to golfers throughout the state as the “Godfather of Mississippi Golf.” Robbie was the Head Golf Professional at Canton Country Club (1963-1979; 1988-2007). Robbie’s junior golf career includes a State Junior Amateur Title at the age of 14 (’53); played on the Gulfport, MS high school golf team with Mary Mills (1954-1957); and qualified for the USGA Junior Amateur Championship in 1955 & 1956, finishing in 7th place at the age of 16. He was a four year letterman in golf at USM (1957-1961). Robbie played 62.5 career rounds at USM with a 74.99 career stroke average, which ranks no. 19 in school history. He was the USM Assistant Golf Coach for the Men’s Golf Team (1962). After his amateur career, Robbie became a PGA member in 1965 and began his professional golf career. Robbie’s professional career is as accomplished as his junior and amateur golf career. He was a member of the PGA MS Cup Team (’67,’70); Mississippi State Open Champion (’68); PGA Gulf States Professional of the Year (’70,’84); PGA Head Golf Professional at Deerfield Golf Club, Canton, MS (‘79-‘88); Gulf States PGA Junior Golf Leader Award (’91, ’95,’96) and he was Inducted into the Gulf States PGA Hall of Fame (’98) and the USM Athletic Hall of Fame. Robbie was the founder and coach of the Madison-Ridgeland Academy golf team (1988-2007). He has coached 26 junior players who earned college golf scholarships and his golf students earned 10 MS State Open titles and 3 Men’s State Amateur titles. The Mississippi Golf Association created the Robbie Webb Award in 2000, to recognize those individuals who have given of their time and resources to junior golf. Robbie was the first recipient in 2000 and the award is given annually to deserving individuals. A proclamation was made of “Robbie Webb Day” by Governor Haley Barbour on January 8, 2007.