Bill Britton, Class of 1974

A multi-time Staten Island Advance All Star in golf during his playing days at Farrell, Bill graduated from the University of Florida, which he attended on academic scholarship, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Human Performance in 1979.

Bill is a two-time winner of the Metropolitan Amateur, and was the two-time defending champion when the tournament was held at Century Country Club in Purchase, N.Y., in 1977. He advanced to the quarterfinals at Century, and played Lou Mattiace, the father of future PGA Tour player Len Mattiace.

He then turned professional in 1979 and joined the PGA Tour in 1980.  During his 15 years on the Tour, Bill won once at the Centel Classic in 1989 and had 23 top-10 finishes.  In addition to his victory at Centel, he was second in the Tucson Open, second in the Walt Disney Classic, fourth in the 1990 PGA and seventh in the 1990 Masters.

He was the club pro at Twin Brooks Golf Center at Tinton Falls, N.J. until September of 2008. Since 2008, he has been Director of Golf Instruction at Colts Neck, New Jersey’s Trump National Golf Club.

At the 73rd Senior PGA Championship, Bill was the low Club Professional with a Final Score of Even Par.   He has also been involved in fundraising for numerous charitable organizations, including his sponsorship for many years of the Bob Lowney Memorial Pro-Am, in memory of his Farrell golf teammate. The Lowney, as it became known, raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in scholarships and donations to Special Olympics.

Bill currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, Isabelle. They have four children.

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