Fred Funk Personal Notes
Golf coach at University of Maryland from 1982 through 1988.
Also worked as newspaper circulation supervisor before joining TOUR.
One of the first TOUR players to have LASIK surgery.
Named to the University of Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame in 2007 as well as the state of Maryland Athletic Hall of Fame.
Active in Jacksonville (Fla.) community, raising funds for J.T. Townsend, who suffered a spinal cord injury playing high school football in 2004 and died in 2013. Assisted in raising money for after-care expenses and building a wheelchair-accessible home for Townsend. The family moved into the home in 2006.
Made his first hole-in-one at the Mid-Atlantic Pro-Am at Evergreen CC in Virginia with a 6-iron from 165 yards.
Says the one thing being a professional golfer has allowed him to do is help others.
One course he says he could play for the rest of his life is Pebble Beach because of its beauty.
Son, Taylor, won the 2013 Florida 2A state championship in late-October, playing for Ponte Vedra High School and shooting a 3-under 141 to win by three shots at Howey-in-the-Hills' Mission Inn Resort's El Campeon and Las Colinas' Courses. Taylor, who also occasionally serves as his dad's caddie, was second in the 2012 2A tournament.