Larry Fryer
Larry Fryer
Year: 2016
Team: Men's Golf

Fryer was a four-year letterman and a mainstay on the golf team during his tenure at Hardin-Simmons. He was a member of the 1961 team that set the all-time school record for competition for a single round with a 19-under par, 265. He carded a six-under par 65. He was also a member of the last team to compete in the Border Conference. In 1962, Larry won the Texas Independent College Tournament held in Stephenville, Texas. In 1963, he set the individual record at the Abilene Inter-Collegiate Invitational Tournament by winning the medalist crown with a score of 17 under par. In 1963, Fryer placed second in the national small college division of the NCAA Tournament in Springfield, Missouri. During the four years at Hardin-Simmons, Fryer won 17 amateur tournaments throughout Oklahoma and Texas.

In 1967, Larry won the South Central Section PGA Tournament. He played the PGA Tour for the rest of 1967 and 1968. He also qualified to play in the National PGA Tournament in 1968. Fryer returned to Quail Creek in 1969 for a short stint before accepting the head professional position at Lakewood Country Club in Dallas, Texas.

In 1981, Fryer returned to Quail Creek Golf and Country Club in Oklahoma City to become the head professional and director of golf. During his tenure at Quail Creek he was the host professional for four Senior PGA Tour events, the 1987-88-89-90, Silver Pages Classic. One of Fryers proudest accomplishments was in 1995 when he brought the Senior PGA Tour members back to Oklahoma City for the Heartland Pro Am at Quail Creek Country Club. The mission was to raise funds to help rebuild the YMCA Day Care Center that was destroyed in the Alfred P. Murrah federal building bombing.

Retiring from the golf business in 1999, Larry continues to compete in local South Central Section senior events. He is lifetime member of the PGA, and is proud to celebrate his 48th year as a member of the PGA.

In 2005, Larry was voted into the Senior Hall of Fame for the South Central Section PGA. In 2011, he was honored at a Legend's Pro Am in recognition for his dedication and contributions to the game of golf in North Texas and Oklahoma.