Briny Baird Personal Notes
Beginning in 2003, in cooperation with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, placed a photo of a local missing child on his golf bag at every PGA TOUR event to raise awareness of missing children in the United States. As an additional component of Canon4Kids, for each birdie registered by Baird, Canon donated $100 to NCMEC, with additional donations for eagles and aces.
Was MVP of high school soccer team.
On May 19, 2009, he hit a 230-yard shot from the top of the Omni San Diego Hotel to a bullseye in the center of Petco Park in order to give everyone a free chicken wrap at P.F. Chang's China Bistro.
Did a similar promotion in 2010, hitting shots from the roof of the 40-story Waterside Plaza in New York to a floating target in the East River. Participated in the event with World Golf Hall of Fame member Annika Sorenstam and Don Vickery, the first and only double-amputee Class A member of the PGA of America.
Father, Butch, won twice while playing the PGA TOUR and was a two-time Champions Tour winner.