John Malloy is one of two competitors to win the Michigan Amateur Championship three years in a row, 1927-1929, and he won back-to-back GAM Championships in 1926-27.
Malloy competed in the U.S. Amateur at Minikahda Club in Minneapolis and carded a 72 in a practice round, two shots better than eventual winner Bobby Jones. He qualified for match play one shot behind Jones with a 36-hole score of 143.
Malloy turned pro and was the long time professional at Ann Arbor Golf and Outing in Ann Arbor from 1930 to 1967. In fact, Malloy began working at the club at age 17, working on the grounds staff and later as the manager. He was club’s first full-time golf professional.