H. Mallory Privett
Hall of Fame Inductee - 2010
Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient - 2015
H. Mallory Privett Jr. was inducted into the Florida State Golf Association's Hall of Fame during their Annual Dinner held at the Country Club of Orlando on November 19, 2010. On November 20, 2015, Mallory received the Florida State Golf Association's prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, joining Bill Baker and Jim Callender as the only three individuals to be recognized with this incredible accomplishment.
Born on Christmas Eve in the year 1936 and raised in Selma, Alabama, Mallory graduated from the University of Alabama in 1958 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He served three years in the U.S. Navy as an engineering officer on the Destroyer U.S.S. O'Hare. He was later employed by the Pratt & Whitney Division of United Technologies Corporation for thirty-three years, managing engineering development of jet engines and retiring in 1992.
Mallory has lived in Palm Beach County, Florida for fifty years. He has three sons and ten grandchildren. He is married to Margaret “Boo” Privett, who has volunteered at almost all of the golf tournaments where Mallory heads up the volunteers. While his volunteer activities throughout the last twenty years have emphasized golf, he did not neglect his civic responsibilities earlier. Mallory served as Mayor of North Palm Beach, Florida, from 1971 to 1974 and as a member of the North Palm Beach Village Council from 1969 to 1974. He was President of the North Palm Beach-Palm Beach Gardens Jaycees in 1967-1968 and was named Palm Beach County Engineer of the Year in 1973.
Since retiring in 1992, Mallory has served as Overall Volunteer Chairman for 21 professional tour events plus hundreds of local events and freely given his time as a volunteer for numerous associations. That is certainly "meritorious service to golf by a volunteer."
Mallory has been a member of the U.S Senior Amateur Championship Committee and has been a rules official at over 30 USGA National Championships. In addition to volunteering, Mallory served as the FSGA President from 2002-2003 and has served on the FSGA Board of Directors for countless years.
While Mallory is an outstanding Rules Official, what he really excels in is organizing volunteers into a well trained team to run events in a very professional manner. Whether it is the six to ten committee volunteers for a local qualifier, or the thirteen hundred volunteers for the Honda Classic, Mallory provides the leadership that results in superior performance by each and every volunteer team he captains.
Video of Acceptance Speech - Lifetime Achievement Award Acceptance
Video Tribute - Lifetime Achievement Award
Video - The Morning Drive (Golf Channel)
Palm Beach Post Article - May 23, 2015
Palm Beach Post Article - December 29, 2015