Chippewa Valley
Golf Association

2019 Hall of Fame Inductee

Greg Murphy




Greg Murphy was born in June, 1958 at Fort Huachuca, AZ and grew up in St. Paul, MN. “Murph’s” passion for golf started early as he caddied, worked the bag room, and serviced the men’s grill at Hillcrest Country Club in St. Paul. He competed in Minnesota Golf Association (MGA) Junior Program as a member of a very successful Keller Golf Course Junior Golf Team. Greg also was a 4-year letter winner as a varsity member of the Hill-Murray High School golf team - the team won the State Independent Golf Tournament in 1974. Greg attended the University of Minnesota from 1976 – 1981 but did not play on the golf team. Instead, he played his tournament golf on summer weekends in the CVGA and various shortstops around Minnesota and Wisconsin.


Greg has 6 CVGA championships, his first coming in 1984 at Chippewa Elks. Other wins came at Chetek, Colfax, Menomonie CC, Hudson CC and the 1993 Tournament of Champions at Eau Claire Country Club. He also was the CVGA Player of the Year in 2000.


Over the years, primarily being a weekend golfer, Greg competed in Minnesota Golf Association (MGA) and Minnesota Public Links Golf Association (MPGA) tournaments. He won the 1991 Minnesota Players Championship and the 2015 Minnesota Senior Public Links Championship. He partnered with Leif Carlson for 2 Minnesota Golf Association Senior 4-Ball Championships (2015 & 2017). Greg and Leif have partnered to win 7 total MGA and MPGA Best Ball events over the years. Greg also partnered with Terry Moores to win 4 other MPGA Best Ball championships. He played in the 1991 and 1992 USGA Mid-Amateur championships, the 1992 Western Amateur, the 1992 Sunnehanna Amateur, and played in the Butler National Amateur twice.


Greg’s career has had him involved in various technology & technology leadership roles since 1981 and he currently leads a sales team at IBM. He and his wife Cathy have been married and have lived in Woodbury, MN for 38 years. They are the proud parents of two sons, Brad and Matt, and have two grandchildren.

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