Allen Doyle Personal Notes
Attended Norwich University (Vt.) on a Francis Ouimet Scholarship and was eventually selected to the school's Sports Hall of Fame. Played both hockey and golf at the college and graduated as the top scoring defenseman in Norwich history.
Has been generous in support of his alma mater. Donated $1.1 million to the university in the summer of 2004 to help fund an ongoing athletic department building project.
Also sponsors an annual golf tournament (Allen Doyle Norwich Hockey Golf Classic) at the university, which helps support the college hockey program.
Says his unorthodox swing developed from practicing in a room with a low ceiling as a youngster in Massachusetts.
Member of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame and the Georgia Golf Hall of Fame.
Once caddied for Bruce Fleisher in the late 1960s.
Got started in golf while caddying at Spring Valley CC in Sharon, Mass., when he was 14.
Is a big sports fan, especially of the Boston Red Sox, and tries to see a variety of baseball teams during his time on the road.
Favorite athlete of all-time is former Boston Bruins great Bobby Orr.
His first car was a 1969 Mercury Montego, which he bought in 1972 for $2,500.
Has carried a Scotty Cameron putter in his bag for more than a dozen years and has used only two putters in his career. Used to carry a copy of an old Tommy Armour Ironmaster before that. Has also used a Ping Eye-2 sand wedge for more than 20 years.
Daughters, Michelle and Erin, are accomplished golfers, both having qualified for U.S. Women's Amateurs.