WHITLEY COUNTY'S GOLF MASTER: Crooked Lake’s Bill Schumaker continues to be a winner on the links

Whitley County’s Bill Schumaker added his second consecutive PGA Winter Championship Senior Stroke Play title in January to his remarkable list of national and state golfing accomplishments. The Indiana Golf Hall of Fame member, so honored in 1991, also won the 1984 PGA Club Pro Championship and has earned an astonishing 18 Indiana PGA Player of the Year awards. He will again be teaching golf lessons at Crooked Lake this season.
Staff Writer

He’s never donned a green jacket on Sunday at Augusta, but the golfing career of Whitley County’s Bill Schumaker continues to be a masterful blend of excellence and humble professionalism.
The long-time PGA professional and owner of Crooked Lake Golf Course until just last year, Schumaker continues to rack up winning achievements.
In early January he won his second consecutive PGA Winter Championship Senior Stroke Play title at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Schumaker recorded scores of 70-68-67 to secure the 2017 title over a field of the best PGA pros 65 years and older. It was his second straight Winter Championship victory, after winning his first in 2016. He finished second in 2015.

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