Bob Hunter

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameRobert Edward "Bob"•Hunter
Used nameBob•Hunter
Born20 November 1886 in Chicago, Illinois (USA)
Died28 March 1971 in Santa Barbara, California (USA)
AffiliationsMidlothian Country Club, Midlothian (USA)
NOC United States


From Chicago, Bob Hunter went to Yale, where in addition to golf, he rowed crew for the Bulldogs. In 1910, Hunter won the NCAA golf championship individually and led Yale to the team title. Bob Hunter had a fine golf record. In addition to his Olympic gold medal, he played in seven U.S. Amateurs, and he twice made the cut in the U.S. Open (11904 and 1906). In 1911 he lost in the finals of the North & South Amateur to Chick Evans. A few years later, Hunter moved to California but he continued to play losing in the finals of the 1922 California Amateur. After Yale, Bob Hunter attended École des Beaux Arts in Paris where he studied architecture, a field in which he went on to make his living.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1904 Summer Olympics Golf USA Bob Hunter
Individual, Men (Olympic) =9
Team, Men (Olympic) Western Golf Association 1 Gold
Team, Men (Olympic (non-medal)) Western Golf Association 2