Clyde Cobb



Many close to the Southern Nevada Golf Association recall fondly the gentlemanly ways of Clyde Cobb, and credit him as being one of the most influential leaders of the SNGA as it was being formed in the early years.

Cobb served both the Southern Nevada area and the overall state in his leadership capacities. He also served a trustee for the Pacific Coast Golf Association. His biggest influence on golf in Southern Nevada might have been spearheading the implementation of the United States Golf Association’s GHIN Handicap System that is still in place at many area courses, and is the main system used for various tournaments.

He was born July 5, 1918, in Quincy, Ill. He was an Air Force veteran who served during World War II and the Korean War, and he was a retired administrator for the Clark County School District who lived in the Las Vegas area for a 40 years.

“When I started to play golf in Las Vegas in the late 60’s and early 70’s, Clyde was golf in Las Vegas,” said Stuart Reid, who was inducted with Cobb into the original class of what was then called the Nevada Golf Hall of Fame.

“He was a master of getting things done whether he did them himself or got others to do it for him. For example, I complained to him about the tournaments and he invited me to join the association and see what I could do, so I did. He was the reason I got involved with the SNGA. Clyde was my mentor for many years.”

List of Achievements

  • Founder, Southern Nevada Golf Association
  • Director, Southern Nevada Golf Association
  • President, Southern Nevada Golf Association
  • Director, Nevada State Golf Association
  • President, Nevada State Golf Association
  • Trustee, Pacific Coast Golf Association
  • Founder, Southern Nevada Golf Association GHIN System
  • Founder, Southern Nevada Golf Association Course Rating System
  • President, Winterwood Men’s Club