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.