White, Bob - Golf, 1978

White was an outstanding amateur golfer. He won three city golf crowns, captured seven titles at the Savannah Golf Club, won the General Oglethorpe Invitational three times, and the Chatham County Open twice. In 1957, White accomplished a Savannah “Gland Slam” by winning the City, General Oglethorpe, Chatham County Open, and Savannah Golf titles. Also among his triumphs are: two Okefenokee Invitational titles, a Southeastern Invitational crown at Statesboro, and club titles at the Brunswick and Sea Island Country Clubs.
White was an exceptional athlete in high school at Benedictine Military Academy, where he excelled in football, basketball, swimming, track, and golf from 1931-35. After graduation, he played semi-pro basketball with the Savannah Medical Detachment of the 118th Field Artillery, Georgia National Guard. Called the Medicos, this team was considered by far the best team in the city. For several years, White toured with the team across Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas at the guard position.

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