Lonnie Nielsen Personal Notes
Has worked with such teachers as Butch Harmon, Chuck Zweiner and Bob Fry.
Biggest thrill in golf was finishing 11th at the 1986 PGA Championship and biggest thrill away from golf was the birth of his three children.
Father got him started in the game as a youngster in Iowa and he grew up playing on sand greens in Belle Plaine, IA (population 2,000).
His father owned the local bowling alley in his hometown.
Is a member of the Iowa Golf Hall of Fame.
First job was as a line worker for Amana.
Never uses No. 3 golf balls.
Favorite courses are Pebble Beach, Spyglass, Butler National and Merion…Enjoys "Seinfeld," entertainer Robin Williams and "The Sting."…Favorite athlete is Wayne Gretzky and favorite book is The Firm.
Would love to play at St. Andrew's.
Heroes are the men and women of our military.
Became involved in the GIVE Foundation (Golf for Injured Veterans Everywhere) during the 2009 season through the Iowa PGA Section. Headed the “Birdies for Heroes Challenge” and donated $50 for each birdie and $500 for each eagle during the year. Made 260 birdies and four eagles to net the organization $15,000. The GIVE Foundation is committed to supporting the mental, social, physical and emotional well-being of veterans.