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Dale Morey
December 1, 1918 - May 14, 2002









                                                                                                       Dale Morey (1984)


A Legend Among Amateurs


It is estimated that Dale Morey has won more than 300 tournaments in a competitive career spanning 6 decades and that does not even count one-day events.  Two U.S. Senior Amateur Championships (1974 and 1977), a North and South (1964), a Western Amateur (1953), two Southern Amateurs (1950 matchplay and 1964 medal play), a runner-up finish to Gene Littler in the 1953 US Amateur, two Walker Cup appearances, and countless other titles and awards only skim the surface.

In the 1953 US Amateur, Dale was two holes down with three to play, but typical of the tenacious play that marked his entire career, he birdied the 34th and 35th holes of the 36-hole finals to square the match.  Littler birdied the last hole to win 1-up.

Career Highlights:

1933-1937 – Martinsville High School (Martinsville, IN), Graduated
Basketball, Golf, Track
(Standout player on basketball and golf teams.  Undefeated in individual golf match play rounds in High School.  Senior Year - Played on Indiana All-Star Basketball team.)

1938 – Butler University (Indianapolis, IN), Attended 1 season
Basketball, Golf

1939-1942 – Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA)
Basketball and Golf Scholarships.  Graduated w/B.S. Degree
Basketball, Golf (3-time College All American.  NCAA Championship team 1940, 1942.  SEC Team Championship 1939, 1940, 1942)
(Undefeated in individual golf match play rounds in College)

1942-1944 - Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, LA),
Men’s Head Basketball Coach, 2 seasons (28-19 record)
(only LSU player to go directly from player to Head Coach position)

1944-1945 – Played on the Indianapolis Pure Oils professional basketball team (Independent League)

1944-1945 – Played on the Anderson Forse All Stars professional basketball team (Independent League)

1945-1947 – Professional Golfer
1945 – Meadowbrook Country Club (Overland, MO), 1st Head Golf Professional at club
1947 – Louisville Country Club (Louisville, KY), Head Golf Professional

Kentucky Open (finished 2nd)
Montgomery Open (finished 4th)
Ft Worth Open (finished 12th)

1946-1947 - Played on the Anderson Duffy Packers professional basketball team (National Basketball League)

1947-1948 - Played on the Louisville Colonels professional basketball team (Professional Basketball League of America)


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1937 -  Indiana High School Athletic Association Boys State Championship (Champion)

         -  Indiana Scholastic Links Championship (Champion)

1939 – Indiana State Junior Championship (Champion)

1943 - All-American Amateur (Champion)

1943 - Louisiana State Amateur (Runner Up)

1943 – Kentucky Open Championship (Low Amateur)
                 1947 – Kentucky Open Championship (Runner Up)

1943, 1944, 1951, 1953 - Indiana State Amateur (Champion)

1950, 1964 - Southern Amateur (Champion) {1950 – Match Play, 1964 – Medal Play}

1950 – New Orleans CC Invitational (Champion)

1950, 1951 – Greenwood Invitational (Champion)

1950, 1954, 1956 – Midwest Amateur (Champion)

1951, 1953, 1957, 1959 - Indiana Open (Champion)

        - Indianapolis District Golf Association (Champion - won event 7 times)

1953 - Western Amateur (Champion)

1953 - USGA Amateur (Runner Up)

1953 – Westborough Round Robin (Champion)

1954, 1965 - Americas Cup (Team Member)

1955, 1965 - Walker Cup (Team Member)

1960 – Azalea Invitational (Champion)

1961, 1964, 1970 – Chatmoss Invitational (Champion)

1962 - Carolinas Four-Ball (Champion)

1964 – Eisenhower Trophy (Team Member)

1964 – World Cup (Team Member)

1964 - North and South Amateur (Champion)
                1970 - North and South Amateur (Runner Up)

1966, 1968, 1970, 1976 - Southern International Four-Ball Championship (Champion)

1966 – Mid-Atlantic Amateur (Runner Up)

1967 - Carolinas Amateur (Champion)
                1962 - Carolinas Amateur (Runner Up)

1967 - NC Open (Champion)

1968 - Mexican Amateur (Champion)

1968, 1969 - NC Amateur (Champion)
                        1961, 1970 - NC Amateur (Runner Up)


1968 - Greater Greensboro Open (Low Amateur)

1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1982, 1984 – Carolinas Senior Amateur (Champion)
                       1978, 1979, 1980, 1985 – Carolinas Senior Amateur (Runner Up)

1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982 - Carolinas Seniors Four-Ball (Champion)
                        1984, 1985 - Carolinas Seniors Four-Ball (Runner Up)

1971 - American Amateur Classic (Champion)

1972 - Mid-Atlantic Amateur (Champion)

1974, 1977 - USGA Senior Amateur (Champion)
                        1981 - USGA Senior Amateur (Runner Up)

1974 – Sharon Invitational (Champion)

1974 – Pinehurst 4-Ball (Champion)

1974 - Carolinas Father-Son (Champion)

1975, 1976, 1977 - US Senior Golf Association (Champion)

1976, 1980 - Southern Seniors Golf Association (Champion)

1977, 1978 (Match Play), 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983 - American Seniors (Champion)

1977 - International Seniors (Champion)

1978 - 1st Legends of Golf (Contestant)

1978 – Curtis Person Invitational (Champion)

1979, 1980 - North and South Senior Amateur (Champion)

1982 - Carolinas PGA Senior Championship (Champion)

1982, 1983 - Wild Dunes Seniors (Champion)

1984 - USGA Senior Open (Low Amateur)

1985 - British Senior Amateur (Champion)


(Tournament list is ongoing work in progress.  Records are being researched and verified.)

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HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS

1979 - Indiana High School Golf Hall of Fame

         - Indiana Sports Hall of Fame

1966 - Indiana Golf Hall of Fame

1979 - Southern Golf Association Hall of Fame

1980 - North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame

1982 - North Carolina Golf Hall of Fame

       - North Carolina Sportswriters Hall of Fame

1984 - Willow Creek Country Club Hall of Fame

2006 - Guilford County Sports Hall of Fame

2007 - Quail Ridge Country Club Sports Hall of Fame

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AWARDS

1974, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983 - Golf Digest Senior Amateur of the Year

1980 - Golf Digest Outstanding Senior Amateur of Decade (1970's)

1980 - Order of the Long Leaf Pine (NC honor by Gov. Jim Hunt)

1989 – U.S. Senior Challenge “Man of Year” Award

1995 - American Seniors Golf Association Distinguished Senior

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EXECUTIVE POSITIONS

1950-1960 - Indiana Golf Association (Director)

1975 - Carolinas Golf Association (Executive Committee)

1987-1989 - Carolina Golf Association (President)

1963 to 1972, 1976 to1990 - Southern Golf Association (Director)

1973 - Southern Golf Association (2nd Vice President)

1974 - Southern Golf Association (President)

1991 - Southern Golf Association (Director Emeritus)

1983 - Society of Seniors (President)

1988 - American Seniors Golf Association (Director)

1989 - American Seniors Golf Association (Vice President)

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Miscellaneous

1933-1937 - Martinsville High School (Indiana).  Excelled at basketball, golf, and track.

1939-1942 - LSU - Basketball scholarship. (All-American in Golf and Basketball)

1st LSU athlete to graduate from School of Business Administration.

Reported that Dale never lost individual High School or College golf match play round.

1942-44 - LSU Basketball Head Coach (Coach Harry Rabenhorst entered war)

1946-1947 - Played pro basketball with Anderson Duffy Packers

1947-1948 - Played pro basketball with Louisville Colonels

Played golf professionally for short period and then Amateur Status reinstated.

1951 (T42) – US Open (Contestant)

1953 – year highlighted with 7 significant amateur wins along with runner-up in USGA Amateur to Gene Littler

1954 (MC), 1955 (T63), 1956 (T65), 1957 (MC), 1958 (MC), 1965 (MC), 1966 (T57) - Masters (Contestant)

By 1971 - Qualified for USGA Amateur 27 times

1983 - Founding member and President of Society of Seniors

1983 - Shot 65 in American Seniors event on 65th birthday
(shot 66 the next day and was a runaway winner)

Reported to have won 300+ career wins throughout 6 decades of competitive golf (average of 5 wins per year in tournaments of 2 days or more (realistic total count based upon overall tournaments entered throughout career and events being documented as won).  Major tournaments, Member-Guests, Invitationals, Club Championships, others.  No idea how many 1 day events won.)

13 Holes in One

Shot 59 on 18-hole regulation course (amateur legend Billy Joe Patton was in the foursome)

Scored an eagle 3 on a par 5 with a penalty stroke (original PGA National Champ-Fazio Course)