Took up golf at age 7 with encouragement from his father, who spent hours teeing balls up for him.
Member of Western Kentucky University and Kentucky Athletic Golf Halls of Fame.
Recipient of the 2009 Payne Stewart Award as well as the 2002 Charles Bartlett Award, given to a professional golfer for his unselfish contributions to the betterment of society, by the Golf Writers Association of America. Perry donates five percent of his winnings to Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn, to provide scholarships for Simpson County students. He also built Country Creek, a public course in his hometown of Franklin, Ky. In 1995, he bought 142 acres of land and borrowed more than $2.5 million to design and build the only public course in the town. He designed it for mid-to-high handicappers and kept it affordable: 18 holes with a cart is $28 on weekdays. Works from time to time behind the counter and is often asked, "Do you know Kenny Perry?".
Winner of the 2009 Payne Stewart Award.
Hosts the annual Kenny Perry Charity Golf Invitational, benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Franklin-Simpson.