Jerry Mobley
Jerry Mobley
Year: 2014
Team: Men's Golf

After a successful high school and junior college career, Jerry Mobley joined the HSU Golf team in the fall of 1959.  In the first season at HSU, he was a member of the team that posted a 4-1 record in their dual matches. They had victories against Texas Wesleyan, Stephen F. Austin and New Mexico State. The next year he played on the team that set the then school record of 19 under par 265 as he carded a 66. He won the Border Conference individual championship in 1961 in a sudden death playoff over two other players to be the last individual golf champion of the Border Conference. He was named to the 1961 NCAA College All-America team along with Jack Nicklaus, Deanne Beman and Homero Blancas.

After graduating from HSU, he joined the Air Force and became a B-52 radar navigator. He flew combat missions in Southeast Asia and was honorably discharged as a Captain in 1967.

Jerry spent time on the PGA tour as an amateur and won the Twin Hills Golf Classic in Massachusetts. In his golf career that spanned over 35 years, playing as both an amateur and as a professional, he won 85 amateur tournaments, 11 professional tournaments and seven senior tournaments. 

Mobley has been an innovator in golf operations. In 1967, he was the first golf professional to use a portable videotape system for teaching. In 1968, he was one of the first to use a perpetual inventory system. In 1978, he helped develop the first in-house accounting computer system. He worked with Solar Wind Systems to produce one of the first computer water systems in 1979. In the early 1980’s he became president of the Power Bridge Corporation and worked with Intex to develop the power controller for golf carts.

Jerry was also involved in the building of the first First Tee golf facility in the United States, located in Hammond, Indiana. This facility received national recognition for its emphasis on affordable golf and for being one of the first models of the World Golf Foundation’s First Tee program.