38th President of the PGA of America
Ted Bishop serves as the General Partner at The Legends Golf Club as well as the PGA General Manager and Golf Course Superintendent. Bishop founded The Legends in 1991. He hired Jim Fazio, golf course architect, supervised the construction of the course and opened the facility in 1992.
Bishop grew up in Logansport, IN where he was a three-sport athlete in basketball, baseball and tennis. He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Agronomy and Turf Management. He got his start in golf working at the Rolling Hills Par 3 in his hometown at the age of 17. Upon his graduation from Purdue he was hired as the Pro/Supt. of the Phil Harris Golf Course in Linton, IN where he served for 17 years before building The Legends GC.
During his tenure at The Legends, the course has hosted many major golf events including the men’s and women’s Indiana Amateur championship; the men’s and women’s Indiana Open; numerous Indiana PGA and Indiana Golf Association events; five USGA qualifiers; many NCAA men’s and women’s competitions as well as thirty IHSAA boys and girls State Championships.The Legends was selected as the 2021 Indiana Golf Course of the Year by the Indiana Golf Course Owners Association.
He currently serves as co-head coach of the Franklin Community boys and girls golf teams. Bishop was inducted into the Indiana Golf Hall of Fame in 2013. He is also a member of the Logansport High School and Linton Hall of Fame respectively. Twice he was awarded the prestigious Sagamore of the Wabash for service to his community by the Governor of Indiana. Bishop, a former Indiana PGA Golf Professional of the Year, was the President of the PGA of America in 2013-14.
Ted is married to his wife, Cindy. The Bishops have two daughters, Ashely Davidson (son-in-law Ted, Reid (15), Remy (11). and Ambry Santillo, PGA (son-in-law Tony, PGA). Cindy is the former girls golf coach at FCHS who led her teams to five consecutive State Finalist berths from 1995-’99. The Bishop girls were outstanding junior players who both had NCAA D-1 careers- Ashely at Kansas University and Ambry at Indiana University.