Irwin Smallwood is a retired executive sports editor of the Greensboro News & Record. He was managing editor of the Greensboro Daily News for 15 years and a founder of the Carolinas Golf Reporters Association. Irwin served as the CGRA’s first president in 1957 and 1958. His work has appeared in national publications, and he won three first place awards in Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA) competition. Smallwood recruited players for and was a key advisor to the Greater Greensboro Open (GGO) over the years. At his suggestion, the GGO first extended an invitation to Charlie Sifford to play. He chaired GGO’s 50th anniversary program and celebration honoring Sam Snead. One of the Carolinas greatest golf advocates.
Irwin Smallwood was inducted into the Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame in 1991.