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record that had made him the most successful coach in any sport
in Wake Forest history. He was a recruiter with almost incompa-
rable skills: he was, in his own words, “in love with Wake Forest”
and was able to convince the most talented high school golfers he
could find that Wake Forest was the place for them. He always told
his players that dress and manners, as well as athletic skills, are
important, and under his tutelage his teams, year after year, had
acquired an enviable reputation for their discipline and politeness.
He once said, “I want to win. I like to please people. I like to be liked.”
And he was “liked,” and, happily for him and for Wake Forest golf,
other triumphs were to come.5
A walk in Reynolda Woods
5
See Russell Brant-
ley’s “Wake Forester”
article in The Wake
Forest Magazine,
XXI (Summer 1974),
inside cover page.
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