Billy Hardwick

William Bruce ‟Billy” Hardwick (born July 25, 1941 in Florence, Alabama – died November 16, 2013 in Bradenton, Florida) was an American professional ten-pin bowler. He joined the PBA (Professional Bowlers Association) Tour in 1961, and amassed a total of 18 PBA titles during his career. He was the first player to capture the PBA career ‟Triple Crown,” which is achieved by winning the three primary PBA major tournaments: U.S. Open, PBA National Championship, and Tournament of Champions. Hardwick was inducted into the PBA Hall of Fame in 1977.


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