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University of Texas golf team:  freshman (1953, reserve) & varsity (1956, reserve, received letter).  Harvey Penick, coach; Davis Love, Jr., teammate (1953).  Reserve letter 1956 varsity team (5th position).  Click here  for more information on 1956 team (Coach: Harvey Penick;  Lettermen: Kirby Attwell, John Charles Procter, James J. White, Theodore P. White;  Reserve Lettermen: Ronald D. Greenberg, Wilson Schoellkopf).


A 72-hole total of 295 is within the top four scores for the 1956 varsity team. The U.T. Cactus yearbook does not, however, include that golfer as a team member. (I recall vaguely that he left for some reason, and as a result the 7th best score qualified for 6th place.)  See 1956 Cactusyearbook, at 548 (reporting Lettermen:Kirby Attwell, John Charles Procter, James J. White, Theodore P. White;  Reserve Lettermen: Ronald D. Greenberg, Wilson Schoellkopf). See  also Golf Team: 1956 Qualifying Results (1st six qualify for team below.

As for the 1953 freshman team, my best recollection is that I qualified with a 72 -hole total of 298, scored within the top six, and was a reserve.  As for the 1954 team, I recall trying to qualify, being mentioned as in contention  with Roane Pruett  and Ed Turley (see,e.g., article below), but do not recall whether I made the team.  My records of these events are sparce (e.g., cannot find a record of the 72-hole totals for 1954 qualifiers), and my recollection of these events is vague some 60 years or so later.  See Qualification rounds for University of Texas 1954 varsity golf team below. Further research indicates that Roane Pruett qualified within the top six. Click here, e.g., or see, e.g.,

Fanbase ( has compiled information on Texas Longhorns golf since the 1926-1927 season.  Click here, e.g., orsee, e.g.,   See also, e.g., the following home and roster pages respectively for each Longhorn golf seasonthat I was a student at UT: and;  and;  and;  and  and;  and

For information on Fanbase, see,e.g., (Its website states: “Similar to Wikipedia and the Internet Movie Database (IMDb), the Fanbase platform is entirely user-driven. Anyone can contribute by submitting or editing player and team pages, as well as adding rich content such as photos, videos, articles, and trivia. The company's long-term vision is to be the definitive source of information on every athlete that has ever played sports, from famous to not-so-famous, professional to amateur, and present-day to distant past.”).

I have fond memories of golf experiences in the freshman and varsity years that I competed. One particularly fond memory is my having played practice rounds after classes on occasion with Davis Love, Jr. on the Austin Country Club course.  I remember his having been a true gentleman, and I remember as well his definite golf prowess and promising future. Another vivid recollection is driving with Wilson Schoelkoff in his car to the golf tournament in which the team competed at Laredo, Texas (as I recall for a golf "border olympics").  I also remember, and am still grateful for, an insight to the game that Harvey Penick gave me.

Qualification rounds for University of Texas 1954 varsity golf team:

Golf Team: 1956 Qualifying Results (1st six qualify for team):

For more information on Davis Love, Jr., click here
(generally) and here (Davis Love Jr. posthumously awarded Harvey Penick Teaching Award).  Click here for information on Davis Love III.   Click herefor more information on the Davis Milton Love, Jr. Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund at The University of Texas, available at

U.S. Navy:   

Personal best competitive golf score of even par (73 first round, 71 second round in 36 hole tournament (par 72 for 18 holes) at the Navy Supply Corps School (on Athens Country Club course, Athens, Georgia). See the following excerpts from Supply Line, p. 4, Sept. 27, 1957, a publication of Navy Supply Corps SchoolSee also, "Orders Read to D, E, and F" (I was in Company D (received orders to report to U.S.S. Tarawa)), at Supply Line cover page,  column 2).

Excerpt of  Supply Line cover page


Excerpt of Supply Line, page 4, containing results of golf tourney


The golf tourney was played over the Athens Country Club course (blue tees 6741; white tees 6500 yards).  Click here  or here for information on current course(s).  The current three 9-hole layouts can be played in three different combinations of 18 holes.

The following competition was held after the Tarawa's having been at sea for a few months (with, say, 40 or so days without going ashore) per cruise, without an opportunity to play/practice, and my game deteriorated as a result.



For U.S.S. Tarawa Veterans' Association web site, click here.

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United States Golf Association (1966-1967, 1978, 1980-2013). 

Rye Golf Club (1982-2000).

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