Guppy Troup is a well-known bowler born on January 18, 1950, in the US. His net worth is estimated to be $5 million as per allfamous birthday.
In 1979, he set a PBA Tour record with 6 perfect 300 games. Despite being dissatisfied with his performance the following season, he continued to play, won a tournament in Waukegan, Illinois, and placed second in the Greater Buffalo Open.
In 1981, Troup’s ankle broke, which reduced his playing schedule, but he still earned over $23,000 that year.
In 1982, he won three events: the first in Anaheim, California, the second at the Molson Bowling Challenge in Windsor, Ontario (where he was “ticked off” due to a 15% tax on PBA Tour bowlers), and the third at the Northern Ohio Open. He earned over $80,000 that season.
Guppy Troup Career
Troup took up bowling in his teens and was named “Guppy” at 11 when he captained the South Carolina youth team “The Guppies.”
The team won a state title and set a state record. In 1973, he became a professional bowler and joined the PBA Tour in 1976.
His first two years on tour were unsuccessful, and he lacked sponsorship, causing him to rely on personal savings to continue competing.
He won his first PBA tournament in 1978 in Battle Creek, Michigan, at the Kessler Open and earned an $8,000 first-place prize.
However, Troup resides in Taylorsville, North Carolina, and is married. He has a son, Kyle, who also became a PBA member and won his first title in 2015 at the PBA Wolf Open in Shawnee, Oklahoma.
In 1983, Troup won the Quaker State Open in Grand Prairie, Texas, making it his 6th career PBA Tour victory.
He did not qualify for a televised final for over a year, ending with his 2nd place finish at the 1984 US Open, where he lost to Mark Roth by 7 pins after missing a 10th frame strike.
He won $20,000 for his runner-up finish. In 1984, Troup had a stretch of four tournaments with three televised finals and a win in Columbus, Ohio, earning over $80,000 that season.
Troup’s 8th PBA Tour win was in 1985 at the Austin Open. By 1990, he reduced his playing schedule after the birth of his son.
In 2000, Troup joined the PBA Senior Tour and was named Rookie of the Year.
Troup has 41 victories in PBA Regional Tour tournaments, 8 wins on the national tour, 2 runner-up finishes, and 12 top-five results in national events.