William “Bill” Knox

Contributor to the Game


For more than 30 years, Bill Knox of Salina has been involved in golf in Kansas as a tireless volunteer for organizations in the state. He is a past President of the Kansas Golf Association and remains an Emeritus Director, and is a past President of the Kansas Golf Foundation, currently serving as an Advisory Director to the Foundation.

Knox spearheaded an effort to provide accessible, affordable golf facilities for young people in Saline County, leading to the establishment of The First Tee of Salina. He served as its President for five years and continues to serve on the Board of Directors.

An authority on the Rules of Golf, Knox has served as a Rules official at all levels. He officiates at Kansas Golf Association events, Big XII Championships, and at all levels of competition for the United States Golf Association, including the U.S. Open.