David A. King

About David A. King

Dave King’s 70-year love affair with golf has been driven by the competition and the people he has met along the way. King was good at whatever sport he played while growing up in the Philadelphia area. His high school didn’t have a golf team, but King gained some exposure when he finished runner-up in the Philadelphia Junior Golf Championship as a 16-year-old. He was 19 when he qualified for the U.S. Amateur at Pebble Beach in 1960. He played No. 1 for all four years for the University of Wyoming’s golf team.

King figures he’s won more than 100 titles in his career, but the social aspect of the game was just as important to him. The list of friends he’s made in golf include nationally known names like Jay Siegel, Ralph Bogart, Billy Joe Patton, Harvie Ward, Dale Morey, Bill Campbell, Lew Oehmig, Ed Tutwiler, Harry Welch, Bill Hyndman, Ben Crenshaw, and Dave Pelz.

“In amateur golf, I literally have played with all the famous guys,” King said.

Crowning Moment…

King’s philanthropy—most notably the endowment of two scholarships—has become the hallmark of his career. As part of the VSGA-VIP Scholarship Foundation, King endowed the David A. King Award. He has also endowed the Heritage Foundation’s Traineeship for college students; provided four $5,000 scholarships to Loudoun County college-bound high school seniors, and provided seven scholarships for the Washington Metro First Tee Program.


USGA championships that King has qualified for, including eight U.S. Amateurs, four U.S. Mid-Amateurs; three U.S. Senior Amateurs; and two U.S. Senior Opens


Number of titles won in Maryland State Golf Association, Metropolitan Washington Golf Association, and VSGA championships


Number of students who have earned the David A. King Award


Times King has been named among the nation’s Top 10 senior players by Golf Digest

Achievements & Media

Special thanks to the USGA, PGA Tour, VSGA, MAPGA, WVGA and inductee family members for contributing photos and videos to this project.

Date of birth: July 14, 1941

Accomplishments and Awards
• Reached the round of 16 in a U.S. Amateur; U.S. Mid-Amateur and U.S. Senior Amateur
• Won the VSGA Senior Amateur and was named VSGA Senior Golfer of the Year in 2002
• Won the VSGA Senior Four-Ball title in 2000 and 2001
• Won the Valentine Invitational in 1969 and Kenridge Invitational in 1974
• Captain for the U.S. entry into the Friendship Cup, a competition between U.S. and Canadian seniors. Has served as captain from 2018-21