Leon Oliver stands by the entrance of Sheepscot Links, the golf course he co-owns with his wife, Alicia. (Mic LeBel photo)
Characters of the County: Golf Pro Leon Oliver Living His Dream at Sheepscot Links
by for The Lincoln County News
Leon Oliver has deep family roots in Lincoln County, but he became a golf snowbird migrating back and forth from Florida to Maine for decades to accommodate his career as a professional in the golf industry.
“Now he’s in Maine full time at his own golf course living the dream,” joked Alicia Oliver, his wife of almost 30 years and co-owner of Sheepscot Links in Whitefield.
The Olivers purchased Sheepscot Links in 2019, and have put their full energy into sprucing it up and making it a fun, affordable golf experience for the local community.
“Annual memberships have risen from 94 to 225 since we bought the place, so we must be doing something right,” Oliver said.
He may be new to golf club ownership, but Oliver is a true legend of the sport in Maine. He’s won two Maine Chapter Championships in 1998 and 1999 and the Maine Chapter of the Professional Golfers’ Association Player of the Year Award in 2017. In 2022, he was inducted into the Maine Golf Hall of Fame and the Lincoln Academy Sports Hall of Fame. Oliver earned his PGA pro credentials three decades ago, and holds single round records at five courses in Maine and Florida.
Originally published October 23, 2023 in The Lincoln County News. Click on the link above to read the full article.