Athlete, Pre 1970
Gary McCord graduated from Ramona High School in 1966. While there, he was named All-CIF in golf in 1965 and 1966. Gary continued to play golf at both RCC and UCR. At UCR, he was part of the NCAA Division II Championship in 1970. He was named the 1970 NCAA Division II Player of the Year and was a Division II All-American Medalist in 1970 and 1971.
Gary played 422 tournaments in 23 seasons on the PGA Tour, winning two tournaments. He continued to play in the Senior PGA Tour and has spent over 21 years providing entertaining commentary on CBS Sports golf telecasts. Garyis an accomplished writer (Golfonline.com, Golf Digest) and author of “Golf for Dummies”, “Golf for Dummies II” and “Just a Range Ball in a Box of Titleists” and was a technical consultant for the movie “Tin Cup”.
Gary continues to give back to his community and to UCR where he holds the Pro West Gary McCord Golf Classic, which raises money for UCR Athletics. Gary is an honorary lifetime member of Victoria Club and a member of the UCR Athletic Hall of Fame.