Brunswick signs PBA Hall of Famer Wayne Webb to Senior Pro Staff

    03/26/13

    Industry News

    2013BrunswickSeniorProStaffWayneWebb.jpgBrunswick Bowling has announced that Wayne Webb (pictured) is the newest professional bowler to join its Pro Staff. Webb is ranked number 18 by the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) on its 2008 list of "50 Greatest Players of the Last 50 Years."

    Webb, a right-hander, who was inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1993, has captured 20 career PBA titles, including the Brunswick Memorial World Open in 1978 and the Tournament of Champions in 1980, both of which he is extremely proud to have won. He is also one of the PBA's first 10 career millionaires.

    Webb, of Grove City, Ohio, joined the PBA Tour in 1978 and the Senior Tour in 2008. He won his first Senior event in 2008, the Senior U.S. Open, defeating fellow staffer and bowling legend, Johnny Petraglia. That year, he was also named PBA Senior Rookie of the Year. Webb went on to win back-to-back U.S. Senior Opens in 2009.

    In 2010, he was named Bowler of the Year by the Bowling Writers Association of America (BWAA). He won his fifth career title and his third PBA Senior Tour Major after only three years on the Senior Tour, capturing the USBC Senior Masters.

    He was also crowned PBA Senior Player of the Year. This made him just the second bowler in history (after Mark Roth) to win both the PBA and Senior BPA Player of the Year awards in a career.

    Webb holds 80 certified 300 games and 14 PBA Regional titles.

    "It is an honor to be on the Brunswick staff, especially since I earned my first title in 1978 winning the Brunswick Memorial World Open," said Webb. "It's great knowing that I will eventually end my career with Brunswick."

    "Wayne's enthusiastic personality and great talent are an excellent addition to our staff," said Brian Graham, Brunswick's director of sales and marketing for Consumer Products. "We look forward to watching him compete and represent Brunswick in the upcoming PBA Tournament of Champions and on the PBA50 Tour."

    Webb joins Brunswick Pro Staff members Parker Bohn III, Tom Hess, Chris Loschetter, Johnny Petraglia, Sean Rash, Tom Smallwood, Jason Sterner and Walter Ray Williams Jr.