Ken Macdonald

Ken Macdonald (’96)

Ken Macdonald was one of the two most successful golfers in the history of Glen Rock High School. His numerous accomplishments include being an All-School, All-State Champion. 

Ken Macdonald drove the ball well and hit accurate approach shots, but his real strength was his putting. 

Glen Rock High School resurrected its golf program in the spring of 1993 (after a two decade absence) when Ken was a freshman. After helping upperclassmen win the B-PSL league championship that year, Ken led Glen Rock’s golf team to three league championships in a row: 1994, 1995 and 1996. In 1996, Ken’s senior year, Glen Rock also won the Groups 1 & 2 and Parochial B, Bergen County Championship.

In 1995, Ken was: Bergen County Golf Champion, Group 1, New Jersey Champion, District II Golf Champion, Rutgers University Junior Golf Association Champion, New Jersey State Golf Association Junior Champion and the Metropolitan Golf Association Champion. He finished the scholastic season winning the New Jersey State Tournament of Champions.

As a senior, in 1996, Ken was equally dominant and was recognized as the “premier golfer” in the state despite being upset and finishing second in the New Jersey State Tournament of Champions.  

In both of these years, Ken was chosen by the Newark Star Ledger as the New Jersey High School Player of the Year. Ken was also selected by the AP and the Star Ledger as First Team, All-State.

In 2000, Ken was selected by The Bergen Record as one of the top two golfers in the prior decade. 

Ken was a three year Golf Captain at the University of Richmond. In 1998 he won the New Jersey State Open – one of the few amateurs ever to have done so. He was the 1999 New Jersey State Amateur Golf Champion. Ken won the 1999 and 2000 MGA stroke play championship. 

He was named to the First Team, All League (Colonial Athletic Association) in 1998, 1999 and 2000. After graduating from Richmond in 2000, Ken won the Bergen County Amateur Championship before turning professional.