Byron has had a distinguished career in golf as a player and PGA professional. A standout junior player from Sioux Falls, Byron made the championship flight three times in the National Jaycee Championship. He won the SDGA Match Play Championship in 1962 and went on to play at Indiana University where he was the Big Ten individual and team championship and a second team NCAA All-American. Byron played on the PGA Tour and won the Valley of the Sun Open in Phoenix in 1971. He went on to a successful career in golf course management and development. Byron’s father Ev and brother Terry are both members of the Hall of Fame. Byron is currently retired and living in Jacksonville, Florida.