2016 Hall of Fame Inductee
Born November 3rd,
1942 in Brooklyn, NY, Reed moved to Eau
Claire as a 1st grader. He
began his golfing career playing at the
Eau Claire Country Club under the
watchful eye of his father, Ian and his
grandfather, who lived close by in St.
He was a standout high school
player, and with teammates Jim Campen
and Bill Bergman won the Wisconsin State
Championship in 1959, at Lawsonia Links.
Reed won the very first CVGA
tournament he ever played as a 16 year
old at Tee-Away golf course in
It remains his most memorable
He played his collegiate golf at
the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He
has won several CVGA Tournaments
including multiple Hallie Opens and the
1970 Tournament of Champions.
He graduated and attended law school at
the University of Minnesota.
then that on the advice of Dr. Gordon
Emerson, he joined Hazeltine National Golf
There, he met Warren Rebholz, who
became Executive Director of the Minnesota
Golf Association. Warren
recommended him for a job as a committeeman
on the USGA Junior Amateur Committee. What
followed was a path that led him to
countless USGA Committees. He
would serve as Minnesota Golf Association
Director from 1977-2013. Reed
was inducted into the MGA-PGA Hall
of Fame in 2004. Most
notably, Reed served as USGA
has been one of the driving forces behind
the Hazeltine National Country Club’s
hostings of several major championships,
1970 and 1991 U.S. Opens, and the 2002 and
2009 PGA Championships.
This year, Hazeltine will host the Ryder Cup
his wife, Jane, whom he met at Hazeltine,
have two daughters, Rachael
Tragically, they lost their third
daughter Emily to lung cancer in December of
2011. The Mackenzie’s are proud grandparents
of 7 grandchildren.
Reed has spent his career as an attorney,
specializing in medical malpractice.