Introduced to golf by his uncle, 1968 Masters Tournament winner Bob Goalby.
Won first trophy at National Pee Wee Championship in Orlando at age 7.
Brother Jerry is the golf coach at Wake Forest.
Brother-in-law Dillard Pruitt played the PGA TOUR and is now a rules official on that circuit.
Son Jay played college golf at Augusta State and is a now a professional. Second son, Bill, plays on the PGA TOUR and captured the 2011 FedEx Cup. Bill was also an All-American at Wake Forest and won the 2004 Ben Hogan Award as the top collegiate male golfer.
He received the 2004 Payne Stewart Award for upholding the traditions of golf and was honored in 2005 with the Jim Murray Award from the Golf Writers Association of America and late in the 2005 season was named as the recipient of the Bob Jones Award, the United States Golf Association's highest honor for distinguished sportsmanship.
Favorite course in the U.S. is Harbour Town GL, while his favorite course outside the U.S. is Turnberry.
Favorite golf holes are No. 8 at Pebble Beach and No. 16 at North Berwick.
Enjoys vacationing at Pawley's Island, S.C.
Always marks his ball on the green with an English penny.
Says his dream foursome would include his two sons and Goalby.
Favorite non-golf sporting event is the Final Four and also enjoys the Rolling Stones.
Favorite sports team is any sport in which Wake Forest is competing.
Made his first hole-in-one at age 10 playing at Yorktown GC in Belleville, Ill., with his dad. Used a 5-iron from 110 yards.