Family Bio

 

LAURIE RINKER

LARRY RINKER

LEE RINKER

Born in Stuart, FL, the youngest of four children and the only daughter.  She started playing golf at age 4.  At age 17, she won the USGA Junior Championship and was named Golf Digest Player of the Year.  She received a full golf scholarship to the University of Florida where she was named 2-time All-American.  Upon graduation she joined the LPGA Tour and won over $1 million in career earnings.  Her victories include the Corning Classic, The Boston Five Classic and the JC Penny Mixed Team Classic with her brother, PGA Tour player, Larry Rinker.  One of her other great accomplishments was defeating Lorena Ochoa in the HSBC World Ladies Match Play.  Now a member of the LPGA Legends Tour, Laurie has three more victories added to her long list of accomplishments. In 2014 she was leading money winner on The Legends Tour. When not competing on the Legends Tour, Laurie is the Director of Instruction at Eagle Marsh Golf Club.


Larry stated playing the game of golf at the age of  6.  He received a full golf scholarship to the University of Florida where he won the Doug Beldon Award (Most Outstanding Graduation Athlete, Univ. of FL), named two-time ALL-SEC, and became Southeastern Conference Champion.  In 1980, Larry won six tournaments and was voted mini-tour player of the year by Golfweek Magazine. In 1981, he qualified for the PGA Tour at the last Spring School at Disney World with Payne Stewart, Denis Watson, Clarence Rose and Mark Calcavecchia. In 1984, he finished second at New Orleans finishing 60th on the season’s money list.  Larry would make the top 125 the next ten years and 12 times overall. His best year was 1985 when he finished 30th on the money list, had six top tens, and led the TOUR in eagles. He also led the PGA Tour in putting in 1990. Larry has 525 PGA Tour starts with 283 made cuts. Larry spends the winter teaching golf in Orlando, Florida and the summer at Red Sky Golf Club in Wolcott, Colorado as the Director of Instruction.



Lee started playing golf around the age of 6.  He received a full golf scholarship to the University of Alabama.  While there, he won the Southeastern Conference Championship.  After graduating, he joined the PGA Tour in 1983 on his first attempt.  After several years on the Tour, he became the Director of Golf at the Country Club of the North in Dayton, Ohio.  While he was there, he and Jack Nicklaus were playing one day and Jack suggested that Lee’s game was good enough to try and make it back out on the PGA Tour.  Lee took Jack’s advice and played his way back onto the PGA Tour.  His best year came in 1997 when he finished in the top 10 three times.  He finished 2nd to Tiger Woods in GTE Byron Nelson Classic and finished in 2nd place at the B.C. Open.  He made just under a half a million dollars in that single year. He was tied for the lead in the 2011 British Senior Open at Walton Heath after the first round and finished tied for 7th place.  Lee finished the 2011 Champions Tour season with 3 top 10 finishes. Lee is currently the Director of Golf at Emerald Dunes in West Palm Beach, Fl.



Laurie Rinker   P. O. Box 72     Stuart, FL 34995    (772) 341-7254