Carolinas Golf Foundation

Jack Lewis, Jr.

1987

Amateur Golfer

Jack Lewis Jr. was one of the all-time great junior golfers in the Carolinas history.  He won the Carolinas Junior three consecutive years (1963-1965), the South Carolina High School Championship in 1964, the Southern High School Championship in 1963 and ‘64 and the South Carolina Amateur in 1964 at age 17.  Lewis also propelled his McClenaghan High School team to four State Championships and five Southern High Schools titles.

 

He was the first four-year recipient of the prestigious Buddy Worsham scholarship at Wake Forest University.  He would lose only one individual match during his college career, which began in 1966.  A member of the 1967 Walker Cup team and the 1968 World Amateur team, Lewis earned first-team All-American honors in 1968 and 1969.  All three Wake Forest teams of which Lewis was a member won the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship, including 1968 when he was the individual champion.

 

Lewis played in the 1967 and 1968 Masters Tournaments as an amateur.  He won the Sunnehanna Amateur in 1966, the North and South Amateur in 1968 and the South Carolina Open in 1968.  After a brief stint on the PGA Tour, Lewis returned to Winston-Salem in 1975 to become head professional at Forsyth Country Club.  During his 10 years at Forsyth, he won the North Carolina Open three times (1979, ‘80 and ‘84) and the Carolinas Open in 1980.  He was named Carolinas PGA Section Player of the Year in 1980.

 

After moving to Atlanta Athletic Club, he won the 1986 Georgia PGA Match Play title.  Lewis became Associate Coach at Wake Forest in 1989 and became Head Coach when Jesse Haddock retired in 1992.

 

Lewis is a member of the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame and the South Carolina Golf Hall of Fame.

 

Jack Lewis, Jr was inducted into the Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame in 1987.

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