Moot Thomas was inducted into the Florida State Golf Association’s Hall of Fame during their Annual Dinner held at the Country Club of Ocala in Ocala on November 20, 2009.
Born in 1930 and raised in Ocala, Moot Thomas began playing golf at any early age. Moot played on the University of Florida golf team in 1949 as a freshman, but left UF to join the Air Force during the Korean War. While in the military, his team won the Worldwide Air Force Golf Tournament and he won the Cal-Neva Lodge Open while stationed in Reno. He qualified for the 1952 National Amateur (now USGA Amateur) advancing to the quarterfinals.
Moot returned from the Air Force to Bowling Green College of Commerce and in 1956 became president of Thomas Concrete. Later, he owned and operated Marion Concrete, retiring in the late-80s. Following retirement, he won the North-South Senior Amateur at Pinehurst in 1988, the FSGA Senior Four-Ball with Tracy Allen in 1994 and the FSGA Super Senior in 2004. Moot qualified for the USGA Senior Amateur on multiple occasions, and won the Doug Oswald Super Senior in 2001, in addition to numerous local and regional events. He was the recipient of the distinguished Rotary Memorial Honoree Award in 1997 as a result of his meaningful contributions to his community.
The Moot Thomas Senior Invitational is now held in his honor at Golden Hills Golf & Turf Club.