James Bucky O'Brien

Greenfield resident, 75, is finishing up 50th season as a golf professional; head pro at Country Club of Greenfield for last 43 years; Western Mass. Tee Party honoree in 1987; Connecticut Section PGA Pro of the Year in 2004; charter pro at Edgewood GC in Southwick during early 1960s; helped lead Tech High School in Springfield to state team championship; considers fellow inductee John Raimondi and former Feeding Hills CC pro Jack Taylor as career mentors; spent 16 months with the U.S. Army in Korea; nickname given by his father, for his interest in fictional comic strip/magazine/TV character Buck Rogers as a child; Providence, R.I., native is father of three, with five grandchildren.