HONORED April 1, 2000
Award: ****Special Award
Considered one of the fiercest competitors on the Professional Bowlers Tours, Marshall Holman won 22 titles in his 26 year professional career.|
Born on September 29, 1954, the right-handed Holman is a member of the PBA’s prestigious Million Dollar Club, the third player to achieve that mark. Only Earl Anthony and Mark Roth had won $1,000,000 before Marshall. He was the PBA’s player of the year in 1987 when he won the George Young High Average Award, an award he won three times in his career.
Marshall won his first PBA title in Fresno, CA in 1975 and followed that up by winning in Hawaii the same year. He has won the prestigious Bowling Proprietors US Open twice, first in 1981 in Houston and then again in 1985 in Venice, CA.
He also teams with legendary bowler Mark Roth and won two doubles titles, first in 1977 when they won the San Jose Doubles title and then again in 1984 when they teamed to win the Las Vegas Doubles title.
Elected to the PBA Hall of Fame in 1990, Holman continues to make select appearances on the PBA National Tour, even winning his 22nd PBA title as recently as 1996. The bulk of Holman’s time nowadays is devoted to his duties as color commentator for the PBA National Tour (he also does commentary for a few other bowling organizations) & telecasts on ESPN. Holman regularly competes against some of the world’s greatest athletes (Michael Jordan and John Elway are regular competitors) on the Celebrity Players Golf Tour (CPT) where has finished as high as 11th in one tournament.