John Handegard

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John Handegard (born May 18, 1938) is a professional ten-pin bowler who has spent time on both the PBA Tour and the PBA Senior Tour. He is the all-time leader in Senior Tour titles with 14, and is a three-time PBA Senior Player of the Year (1991, 1995 and 1996). On January 24, 2009, Handegard became the first inductee into the newly launched PBA Senior Hall of Fame.[1] He is also a 2010 inductee to the USBC Hall of Fame in the Veterans category.[2]

Handegard made PBA history at the 1995 Northwest Classic, when he defeated PBA Hall of Famer Mark Williams, 278-247, to become the oldest player (57 years, 55 days) to ever win a regular PBA Tour event.[3] That eclipsed the 30-year-old mark set by Buzz Fazio, who won a December 1964 PBA tournament at age 56.


  1. ^ "PBA to induct Norm Duke, Del Ballard Jr. and John Handegard into Hall of Fame." Article at, November 26, 2008.
  2. ^ Vint, Bill. "PBA STAR MARSHALL HOLMAN ELECTED TO USBC HALL OF FAME." Article at, Jan. 19, 2010.
  3. ^ "Duke, Ballard and Handegard to be inducted into PBA Hall of Fame." Article at, November 27, 2008.