Golf Designer and PGA Tour Professional

At the heart of Weibring-Wolfard Golf Design is golfer, designer and businessman D.A. Weibring. In a career that spans 40-years, D.A. was mentored by many people, starting with his dad, and was very fortunate to include Byron Nelson upon moving to Dallas in 1978.  Byron became strong support to D.A.’s golf game and was very prominent in forming the original group that started the parent company Golf Resources Inc., Byron was one of the founding investors and partners.

Today, as the founder and Chairman of Weibring-Wolfard Golf Design, his playing schedule has been reduced due to back issues, but he still remains very active in all of WWGD projects.

It is this Midwestern work ethic that has served him well throughout his career. A typical week for D.A. may include standing on top of a bulldozer with lead architect Steve Wolfard fine-tuning a fairway. From there, he may grab a golf cart to give the owners, members or others a hands-on tour of the work, making sure that each one understands both the process and the concept of the design.  Building a consensus through understanding is the goal, and it is an integral part of the Weibring-Wolfard process and success story.

Interestingly, D.A.’s success as a golfer, designer and businessman, combined with his excellent communication skills has made D.A. a favorite in a variety of situations. It is his common touch that enhances his ability to reach out to corporate guests who play in Pro-Ams. “I understand that the attraction is playing golf with a professional, but the lasting memory, and the thing that keeps them returning each year, is whether or not they had fun. Golf is a game and it ought to be fun.”

One of the side benefits of having played great golf courses, aside from it being great fun, is that every round becomes a research lab for Weibring-Wolfard Golf Design. “A golf course should invite you in and talk to you,” is what D.A. likes to say. And perhaps that is what it is all about: A Weibring-Wolfard design talks to you!

Career Highlights

5 PGA Tour Victories 

1979 Ed McMahon- Jaycees Quad Cities Open

1987 Beatrice Western Open

1991 Hardee’s Golf Classic

1995 Quad Cities Classic

1996 Cannon Greater Hartford Open

5 PGA Tour Champions Victories

2003 SAS Championship presented by BusinessWeek

2004 Allianz Championship

2005 Bruno’s Memorial Classic

2007 3M Championship

2008 Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship

(Major Championship on the PGA Champions Tour)

Other Victories

1985 Golf Digest Polaroid Cup (Japan)

1985 Shell- Air  New Zealand Open

1989 Family House Invitational (Pittsburg, PA)

Team Events:

U.S. V. Japan matches 1981, 1984

Dunhill Cup 1987 (St. Andrews, Scotland)


PGA Tour and Champions Tour Advisory Board Member for multiple years

PGA Champions Tour Board Member 2006-2009

Education/College Career

Illinois State University, Bloomington, IL – Graduated with Bachelor’s in Business Administration

-Team success: Team won 13 tournaments and second in 15 others

-Individual success: Won 6 tournaments and made NCAA All-American Honorable Mention as a senior in 1975

-Following college: Worked for Red Run Golf Club in Royal Oak, MI as assistant pro. D.A. received 32 sponsors there to kick-start his professional career and get to the PGA Tour in June of 1977

-Later, Weibring Wolfard renovated the ISU golf course which was named in D.A.’s honor to Weibring Golf Club at Illinois State University

Awards & Accolades

Missouri Valley Conference Hall of Fame, 2014

Illinois Golf Hall of Fame, 2001

Illinois State University Hall of Fame

Quincy Notre Dame High School Hall of Fame

PGA Tour Come-Back Player of the Year, 1991


D.A. Weibring ARC Quincy WGEM Charity event- 25 years

-Supporting the ARC in the Adams County area

Illinois State Men’s and Woman’s golf tournament fundraiser- 25 years

-Supporting ISU men and women’s golf programs

Byron Nelson Classic Junior Clinic- Started and Hosted for 23 years (event still ongoing)

-Supports and encourages junior golfers to grow the game

Bishop Lynch High School golf tournament- 13 years Son Matt Weibirng now hosts

-Supports athletics at BLHS


Married 40 years to wife Kristy and lives in Frisco, TX

Three children, four grandchildren:

-Matt (married to Stephanie),children: Marlie, Ben and Charlie

– Katey (married to Cory), Children: Ryder

-Allie (married to Brett)

D.A. Weibring – Golf Designer and PGA Tour Professional