James A. Scott (’78) – HP323

James A. Scott (’78), HP323, or commonly known as Tony Scott, is one of the most recognizable names in the city of Bowling Green, Kentucky. The Scott surname can be seen countless times during a short walk through the city. Tony Scott’s biggest success comes from his inheritance of Scott Waste from his father, Jim Scott. Scott Waste is one of the largest employers in Bowling Green and throughout the Western part of Kentucky. Through his father, Tony Scott possesses the ownership of The Club at Olde Stone — the premier golf course in the state of Kentucky.

[quote] The Golf Course at Olde Stone is a golfer’s paradise. Designed by internationally acclaimed golf architect Arthur Hills, it is destined to be a classic. Created with a deep respect for the land, Hills was given free rein to create a masterpiece on terrain that he describes as “one of the absolute best sites we’ve worked on.” -Bowling Green Area Convention & Visitors Bureau [/quote]

The Golf course has won numerous awards, such as:

  • Top Ten Best New Private Courses in 2007 by Golf Digest (#8)
  • Best New Courses from 2005-2007 by Golfweek (#14)
  • Top 100 US Modern Courses in 2010 by Golfweek (#86)
  • Top 100 Residential Golf Courses in 2011 by Golfweek (#32)
  • Ranked as the top course in the State of Kentucky by Golfweek
  • Hosted the AJGA Houchens Industries Junior Open in ’06 and ‘07
  • Hosted Kentucky Senior Open in ‘07
  • Hosted PGA Junior Ryder Cup in ‘08
  • Hosted the Powerbilt Kentucky Open in ‘09
  • Hosted NCAA Div. I Men’s Regional in ’09 and ’12
  • Top 50 Residential Golf Courses in 2012 by Golfweek (#42)
Beyond Tony Scott’s ownership of two of Bowling Greens most famous entities, he is also spearheading the development for the gated residential subdivision of Rivergreen in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Despite many medical setbacks throughout his life, Tony Scott has displayed resilience in his ability to make significant impacts on our city.
Tony Scott is a member of the “Oma Kron Society” in recognition of his gift of up to $100,000 towards the construction of the Eta Rho chapter house. He is still very active within the chapter and has provided many opportunities to actives and candidates alike, and we attribute much of our success towards his generosity.

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