Made history in March 1996, when he and his two sons each played a different TOUR event on the same weekend. Dave was at the FHP Health Care Classic, Dave Jr. was playing at the Doral-Ryder Open and youngest son, Ronnie, was playing in the Inland Empire Open on the Web.com Tour.
Served as honorary chairman for the 1995 Heartland of America Pro-Am that raised more than $400,000 to build a new day-care center for Oklahoma City.
Now annually hosts the Stater Bros Heroes With Hearts Challenge in conjunction with former Medal of Honor winners.
Known as "King of the Corporate Outings" during the 1980s when he averaged more than 90 days a year mixing business with the game of golf.
Father was a golf professional and got him started in the game of golf.
Broke his back at age 15, and as a result, stopped playing basketball and baseball to concentrate on golf.
Favorite athlete was Ted Williams.
Favorite meal is Mexican food.
Also admired Byron Nelson.
Biggest golf thrill was winning 1970 PGA Championship.