The professional at The Stanwich Club in Greenwich, Connecticut from 1964 – 2000, Billy Farrell’s record of playing accomplishments touches both the local and national levels. Born in Springfield, New Jersey in 1935, the son of the legendary Johnny Farrell, Billy began his career in New Jersey where he was the Assistant Professional of the Year, the New Jersey Open Champion and Met Open runner-up all in 1961. He was a 3-time member of the Ballantine Team honoring the top players from New Jersey, Long Island and Westchester. Billy won the 1964 Met PGA Championship and owns a number of other area titles including the Westchester PGA, Pro-Lady, Pro-Pro and Senior Pro-Pro and Westchester Senior Open Championships. But it is his record in qualifying for 8 US Opens (1961, ’63, ’65, ’66, ’67, ’68, ’69 & ’71), seven PGA’s (1961, ’62, ’63, ’65, ’66, ’67 & ’68) and four National PGA Seniors Championships that has helped distinguish Billy’s playing career. A two time medalist for the US Open (his best finish was 22nd) and a 3 time medalist at PGA Qualifying where his best outing was a 14th place finish. In 1964 Billy was presented with the Sports Illustrated Award of Merit recognizing his outstanding accomplishments.

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