Birthplace: Albuquerque, NM
Birthdate: September 14, 1972
Notah Begay III, the only full-blooded Native American on the PGA TOUR, was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Notah secured a scholarship to Stanford University where he earned a degree in Economics in addition to earning All-American Honors three times and leading the golf team to a National Championship in 1994.
In addition to winning 4 PGA TOUR tournaments, Notah became only the third player in the history of professional golf to shoot 59 in a professional event and partnered with good friend Tiger Woods in the 2000 President’s Cup.
When Notah is not on the golf course, he dedicates his time to positively impacting the Native American community. In 2005, Notah launched The Notah Begay III Foundation. The Foundation works to battle obesity and diabetes in the Native American youth. In addition, Notah owns a golf course development firm and works exclusively with Native communities to develop world-class golf properties.
Notah was named one of Golf Magazine’s Innovators of the Year in 2009 and has also been named one of the Top 100 Sports Educators in the world by the Institute for International Sport.
- 1/2 Navajo
- 1/4 San Felipe
- 1/4 Isleta
High School: Albuquerque Academy High School, 1990
College: Stanford University, BS Economics, 1995
Graduating from Stanford is the most important thing I will ever accomplish. I use the principles and ideals I learned in college everyday of my life and my Economics degree will serve me well when my career on the golf course is complete.
Founder, President: NB3 Consulting, LLC
I started NB3 Consulting to serve Native American communities looking to develop golf properties. I am very proud that NB3 Consulting is a Native American owned business that always acts in the best interest of the community. I have assembled a world-class team that can handle every component of developing a golf course and our involvement goes well beyond the Grand Opening of the course into programs that will positively impact the community for generations to come.
In The Community
Founder: The Notah Begay III Foundation
The Foundation delivers sustainable sports programming for Native American youth and the programs have been designed specifically by Natives for Native youth.
Named: Top 100 Worldwide Sports Educators
I was named one of the Top 100 Worldwide Sports Educators by the Institute for International Sport in a 3 year study that the Institute performed. Click HERE to see the complete list.