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Patti Kunkle #283

  • Hall of Fame Class: 1996
  • PDGA #: 283
  • Birth Year: 1947
  • Hometown: Atlanta, GA, USA

Patti Kunkle took disc golf to heart in 1975, and has nurtured it ever since. She played in the very first PDGA-sanctioned tournament, was a member of the first PDGA Board of Directors, and has played in every World Championship since 1983. Patti has won three Masters titles and has been honored with the Jim Olsen, Sr. Award as Senior Disc Golfer of the Year, and The Bob West Sportsman of the Year Award.A pivotal player in the development of disc golf in Georgia, Patti's influence has been felt nationwide as a leader in women's issues in the sport, driving for changes welcomed by both male and female golfers. Her perseverance to play is outshined only by her energy and enthusiasm for sharing the joy of the game she loves.Always positive, always patient, and always colorful to the eye and spirit, Patti Kunkle truly symbolizes the "heart" of disc golf.