Billy Casper Personal Notes
Began playing golf at age 5 on a makeshift “course” built in the family's cow pasture in Silver City, N.M…Has made more than 20 holes-in-one in his career, with two coming on the Champions Tour…Had a unique diet of exotic meat of bear, elk, hippopotamus and buffalo, because of serious allergy issues that affected his sinuses, vision, muscles and sleep patterns. Earned the nickname “Buffalo Bill” in part because of his diet…Authored the book The Big Three and Me, published in 2012…In 1966, he traveled to Southeast Asia for a 16-day goodwill tour visiting troops stationed there during the Vietnam War, giving clinics and visiting with injured soldiers. Performed clinics on four aircraft carriers—the Kitty Hawk, Ranger, Yorktown and Enterprise.
Began the Billy Casper Youth Foundation in 1992. The road in front of the Chula Vista GC is named Billy Casper Way.