About Kevin Battersby
Kevin Battersby grew up and played high school golf in the Washington DC area. As a junior player Kevin qualified for the 1976 U.S. Golf Association’s Junior Championship in Evergreen, Colorado. In 1977, Kevin’s High School team captured the Maryland State High School Championship. Kevin’s tutelage with Bob Toski since 1975 would later prove to be the pivotal move for his development as a golfer and instructor. Kevin’s Junior record earned him a Golf Scholarship at Wharton County Junior College in Houston Texas. He was recruited by coach Dave Williams (of University of Houston fame) to play for his son, Joel Williams, at Wharton Junior College. In Texas, Kevin’s team scrimmaged with the likes of Fred Couples and Ed Fiori on the Houston Cougar Team. Kevin continued with a remarkable amateur career placing with high finishes in the Azalea Amateur, Eastern Amateur, Rice Planters Amateur, The Porter Cup and the Dixie Amateur.
Kevin’s qualifying and fine play in the 1981 North and South Amateur at Pinehurst Country Club earned him an exemption to the 1981 British Amateur in Deal, England at the Royal Cinque Ports Golf Course. In 1985, Kevin was hired as the Head Teaching Professional at Mission Country Club in Odessa, Texas. Kevin continued to play the Florida Mini-Tours in the winter months and the Caribbean Tours. Through the late 80’s and early 90’s, Kevin recorded five top-10 finishes in the Bermuda Open and the Jamaica Open against the likes of Bruce Fleischer, Stephan Ames, Mark James, Mark Roe, Patrick Horgan and Fred Funk.
In 1988, Kevin captured the West Palm Beach Invitational, defeating senior stars Dana Quigley and Tom Shaw for the Championship. Kevin has competed in Australia, England, Spain, Wales and Alaska. In 1989 the Toski-Battersby Golf Center was opened with Bob Toski and Gary Battersby, founders, and Kevin as the Director of Instruction. Kevin’s affiliation with the PGA of America began in 1985, and he was elected as a Class A member in 1998.