Class of 2022
Golf Professional / Teacher
Originally of Mineral Wells, Texas, Ronny Glanton has spent his entire career at Sherrill Park Golf Course in Richardson. He started as an assistant from 1981-84 and has been the head golf professional for the past 38 years.
Glanton’s stellar playing record includes qualifying for the PGA Professional National Championship nine times, playing in seven AT&T Byron Nelson PGA Tour events, winning six NTPGA Senior Division Major Championships and three NTPGA Team Major Championships, representing the NTPGA 16 times on its Joe Black Cup Team (fourth NTPGA all-time in individual points), and serving as Captain of the NTPGA Joe Black Cup Team three times.
Throughout his time as a PGA Member, he has served the Northern Texas PGA as Secretary and Vice-President, as well as President of the Section twice. In addition, Glanton represented the NTPGA on the PGA of America’s Board from 2010-12.
With the addition of roles on numerous section and national committees (including Chairman of the PGA of America Tournament Committee from 2010-14) and awards received (including an unprecedented three-time NTPGA Golf Professional of the Year winner), Glanton was honored as the 2020 PGA of America’s Golf Professional of the Year.
He became just the sixth Texan to have won the Association's most prestigious award, joining Ross Collins, Bill Eschenbrenner, Hardy Loudermilk, David Price, and Randy Smith (all of whom are in the Texas Golf Hall of Fame).
Rare Air for Ronny
In 2020, Ronny Glanton, the long-tenured and much-revered head professional at Sherrill Park Golf Course, was honored as the PGA of America’s Golf Professional of the Year out of more than 29,000 members across the country.
The honor made him just the sixth Texan to have won the PGA’s most prestigious award. He joined Ross Collins, Bill Eschenbrenner, Hardy Loudermilk, David Price, and Randy Smith. All of them are in the Texas Golf Hall of Fame.
In addition, Ronny is the only person to be named Northern Texas PGA Golf Professional of the Year three times.
A Pro’s Pro
Ronny has spent his entire career at Sherrill Park in Richardson, first as an assistant pro from 1981-84, and then as head golf professional for the past nearly four decades. He has stayed loyal to the public course that hired him as head professional at the age of 25 and ultimately allowed him to be heavily involved in golf course renovations and redesigns over the years.
Ronny is a five-time Northern Texas PGA winner of the Bill Strausbaugh Award for outstanding integrity, commitment to mentoring his fellow PGA Professionals in improving their employment situations, and involvement in community and charitable activities.
It's Hammer Time
Ronny was selected as the Northern Texas PGA President twice (2006-07, 2018-19). He's the only pro ever to hold the position multiple times.
Nicknamed “The Hammer,” for his ability to get things done, the most notable accomplishment under Ronny’s leadership came in 2018 when the PGA of America announced its relocation to Frisco. The PGA Frisco campus also became the new home site for the Northern Texas PGA.
In addition to his terms as president, Ronny has served as the PGA section’s secretary and vice president, represented the NTPGA on the PGA of America’s Board from 2010-12 and been on numerous local and national committees over the years.
One Name Says It All
Opening in 2023, the NTPGA Golf Park in Frisco is officially named “The Ronny” Golf Park as a tribute to Ronny Glanton. The purpose of the golf park is to expand the NTPGA Foundation’s community outreach and growth of the game programs.
“The Ronny” is a two-acre, lighted golf park made entirely of fully synthetic turf, making it available for play in rain or shine, day or night. Designed with junior golfers in mind, its programming specifically targets middle school age kids and younger with group-based instruction and development with an emphasis on fun, enjoyment and graduation opportunities.
He Can Play Too
When not teaching others, his own stellar playing record includes qualifying for the PGA Professional National Championship nine times and earning spots in seven PGA Tour Byron Nelson Classic events over three decades (1980s, 1990s, 2000s).
In addition, Ronny has won six Northern Texas PGA Senior Division Major Championships and claimed three NTPGA Team Major Championships. He has represented the Northern Texas PGA 16 times at its annual Joe Black Cup competition against the Southern Texas section, and ranks fourth in NTPGA history in individual points scored at the event.
Ronny also has served as team captain three times.
Regardless of how full a golfer's collection of honors might get there is always one keepsake or memento that has a significance above the rest. The most cherished artifact is more often personal and private and not the biggest trophy in the case.
Deep Dive Interview
More in depth stories and anecdotes from timeless Texas golf professional Ronny Glanton
Ronny Glanton - Staying at Sherrill Park
Deep Dive Video Interview
Ronny Glanton - Staying at Sherrill Park
Ronny Glanton - Frisco
Ronny Glanton - Byron Nelson
Ronny Glanton - Inclusivity
Ronny Glanton - Volunteering
Ronny Glanton - Encourage Volunteers
Ronny Glanton - Sr. PNC Contestant
Ronny Glanton - Assistant Days
Ronny Glanton - Texas Golf Governance
Ronny Glanton - 2020 PGA Player of Year Award
Ronny Glanton - Strausbaugh Award
Ronny Glanton - Teaching The Game
Ronny Glanton - NTPGA 27 Year Plaque
Ronny Glanton - NTPGA Plaque
Ronny Glanton - Texas
Ronny Glanton - Early Days
Ronny Glanton - Mentors
Ronny Glanton - Mentoring Others
Ronny Glanton - Sherrill Park
Ronny Glanton - 2020 PGA Pro of Year Award
Ronny Glanton - Reaction
Ronny Glanton - Future of Golf
Ronny Glanton - Special Facility
Ronny Glanton - Hall of Fame Feelings
Ronny Glanton - Growing The Game
Ronny Glanton - Future for NTPGA
Ronny Glanton - Joe Black Cup
Ronny Glanton - 2020 PGA Pro of the Year
Ronny Glanton - PNC Contestant
Ronny Glanton Artifact Gallery
Ronny "The Hammer" Glanton Lifetime Achievement Plaque
Ronny Glanton 2003 Bill Strausbaugh Award
2007 Bill Strausbaugh Award
2004 Bill Strausbaugh Award
2012 PGA Award of Merit Plaque
1996 Joe Black Cup captain
1994 Merchandiser of the Year award
2020 PGA Golf Professional of the Year
PGA Golf Professional of the Year 2020 award
2019 North Texas Golf Professional of the Year