Pete Green was a dominant amateur golfer over four decades, as evidenced by his four Michigan Amateur Championships being claimed in 1969, ’79, ’86 and ’95. The plumbing contractor was 55 when he won the fourth at Michaywe’ Pines in Gaylord, knocking off soon-to-be PGA Tour player Doug LaBelle of Mount Pleasant in the final. He remains the oldest player to have won the Michigan Amateur, and in 1985 was runner-up to John Morgan.
A longtime Orchard Lake Country Club member, he also won GAM Championship titles in 1967 and ’70, claimed the Horton Smith Memorial title six times, the Michigan Medal Play Championship seven times and the Michigan Mid-Amateur title in 1984. Nine times he was named the GAM Player of the Year. He also showcased his game on the national stage qualifying for and playing in 15 U.S. Amateur Championships and three U.S. Open Championships and won the 1967 Middle Atlantic Amateur Championship.
In 2017, his daughter Suzy Green-Roebuck joined him as a member of the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame. They were the second parent-child combination elected (Bruce and Jerry Matthews), and the first father-daughter duo in the hall.
Year inducted: 1986