Big Eight Conference Men's Golf Championship History
Sponsored by the Big Eight Conference (1921–1925; 1935–1996)
School Sponsored Seasons Total Championships Best Finish (Year(s)) Year Champion Head Coach
Colorado 1948–1996 3 1st (1954, 1968) 1921 Drake M. B. Banks
Drake 1921–1924 3 1st (1921, 1922, 1923) 1922 Drake  
Grinnell 1923 0 3rd (1923) 1923 Drake  
Iowa State 1923; 1935–1996 3 1st (1940, 1953) 1924 Kansas  
Kansas 1922; 1924–1925; 1935–1996 5 1st (numerous) 1925 Kansas  
Kansas State 1935–1975; 1977–1996 0 3rd (1956, 1965) 1926 No Conference Meet; Golf dropped as sport
Missouri 1937–1996 2 1st (1949, 1984) 1927 No Conference Meet
Nebraska 1921–1924; 1935–1996 2 1st (1937, 1938) 1928 No Conference Meet
Oklahoma 1921–1922; 1925; 1935–1996 12 1st (numerous) 1929 No Conference Meet
Oklahoma State 1958–1996 36 1st (numerous) 1930 No Conference Meet
Washington 1921; 1924–1925 0 3rd (1921) 1931 No Conference Meet
1932 No Conference Meet
1933 No Conference Meet
1934 No Conference Meet
1935 Oklahoma Bruce Drake
Notes 1936 Nebraska D. X. Bible
•The total championships included shared championships as a full championship for total purposes. 1937 Nebraska D. X. Bible
1938 Oklahoma Bruce Drake
1939 Kansas Glenn Oatman
1940 Iowa State Hugo Otopalik
1941 Oklahoma Bruce Drake
1942 No Conference Meet
1943 No Conference Meet
1944 No Conference Meet
1945 No Conference Meet
1946 Oklahoma Bruce Drake
1947 Kansas† Robert Coyan
  Iowa State† Jack McGuire
  Oklahoma† Bruce Drake
1948 Oklahoma Bruce Drake
1949 Missouri Chauncey Simpson
1950 Kansas Bill Winey
1951 Oklahoma Bruce Drake
1952 Oklahoma Ted Gwin
1953 Iowa State Jack McGuire
1954 Colorado Les Fowler
1955 Colorado† Les Fowler
  Oklahoma† Pete Elliott
1956 Oklahoma Bob James
1957 Oklahoma Bob James
1958 Oklahoma State Labron Harris, Sr.
1959 Oklahoma State Labron Harris, Sr.
1960 Oklahoma State Labron Harris, Sr.
1961 Oklahoma State Labron Harris, Sr.
1962 Oklahoma State Labron Harris, Sr.
1963 Oklahoma State Labron Harris, Sr.
1964 Oklahoma State Labron Harris, Sr.
1965 Oklahoma State Labron Harris, Sr.
1966 Oklahoma State Labron Harris, Sr.
1967 Oklahoma State Labron Harris, Sr.
1968 Colorado Les Fowler
1969 Oklahoma State Labron Harris, Sr.
1970 Oklahoma State Labron Harris, Sr.
1971 Oklahoma State Labron Harris, Sr.
1972 Oklahoma State Labron Harris, Sr.
1973 Oklahoma State Labron Harris, Sr.
1974 Oklahoma State Mike Holder
1975 Oklahoma State Mike Holder
1976 Oklahoma State Mike Holder
1977 Oklahoma State Mike Holder
1978 Oklahoma State Mike Holder
1979 Oklahoma State Mike Holder
1980 Oklahoma State Mike Holder
1981 Oklahoma State Mike Holder
1982 Oklahoma State Mike Holder
1983 Oklahoma State Mike Holder
1984 Missouri Richard Poe
1985 Oklahoma State Mike Holder
1986 Oklahoma State Mike Holder
1987 Oklahoma State Mike Holder
1988 Oklahoma State Mike Holder
1989 Oklahoma State Mike Holder
1990 Oklahoma State Mike Holder
1991 Oklahoma State Mike Holder
1992 Oklahoma Greg Grost
1993 Oklahoma State Mike Holder
1994 Oklahoma State Mike Holder
1995 Oklahoma State Mike Holder
1996 Oklahoma State Mike Holder
† = Denotes a co-champion.
Sources
2009–10 Oklahoma Men's Golf Media Guide
2010–11 Kansas State Men's Golf Media Guide
Big Eight Conference Men's and Women's Fact Book; 1993–94 87th Year/ 31st Edition
1926 Nebraska Yearbook Page 596 Info on 1925
1925 Nebraska Yearbook Page 664 1924 champion
1924 Nebraska Yearbook Page 620 1921, 1922, 1923 champion listed
The Columbia evening Missourian., April 19, 1921, Four Thirty O'Clock Edition, Page 5
CONFERENCE GOLF MEET HERE?; University Missourian., April 30, 1915, Page 6
Missouri Valley Body Abandons Golf As Sport; The Sun (Baltimore) December 6, 1925
Missouri Valley Golf Tourney To Be Held May 20-21; The Telegraph-Herald - April 24, 1921
1924 Drake Yearbook Page 192 Lists Drake as champion in 1921 and 1922.
1925 Drake Yearbook Page 187 Lists Drake as 1923 champion
1926 Drake Yearbook Lists 3 results
MISSOURI VALLEY HEADS BAN GOLF AS COLLEGE SPORT; Burlington Hawk Eye December 6, 1925, Page 1 Sports
1922 Drake Yearbook Page 97 Info on coach
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