"A Golfers Journey. My 30 plus years in Professional Golf."
Apr 13, 2021 11:45 AM
Bill Andrade, Golfer
"A Golfers Journey. My 30 plus years in Professional Golf."


A native of Rhode Island, Bill Andrade came south to attend Wake Forest University, where he helped lead the Demon Deacons to a NCAA Championship in golf. He became a professional golfer shortly after his graduation from college. He has won 4 PGA Tour tournaments and 3 PGA Tour Champion tournaments. He has been featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings and continues to play on the PGA Champions Tour. 

He and fellow PGA Tour professional Brad Faxon received the Golf Writers of America's 1999 Charlie Bartlett Award for their "unselfish contributions to society", and the American Heart Association's 2002 Gold Heart Award in recognition of their charity efforts. Also in 2002, Andrade and Faxon were named winners of the 2002 Ambassadors of Golf Award. Together, they run Billy Andrade/Brad Faxon Charities for Children, Inc., a non-profit organization that has donated millions to needy children in Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts. Since 1999, Andrade and Faxon have also served as hosts of the CVS Charity Classic, an annual tournament whose proceeds benefit the two players' charity. Every fall Andrade and PGA Tour player Stewart Cink co-host the East Lake Invitational held at East Lake Golf Club which helps to benefit the East Lake Foundation. 

Billy and his wife, Jody, have a son and a daughter, and split their time between Atlanta on Rhode Island. His interests include family, sports and cooking. He’ll talk about his golfing career, his charitable work and will also comment on the 85th Masters Tournament, which will have just been completed. 

INTRODUCTION: Mike Skrynecki
INVOCATION: Tommy Herrington