David A. Wall

Junior Golf Invitational

David A. Wall

 

Congratulations to the David A. Wall Junior Invitational Low Medalist 2016

Will Spivey, Douglas, Georgia           Boys Low Medalist

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Sutton Rollins, Waycross, Georgia Girls Low Medalist

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daw350The History of the David A. Wall Junior Golf Invitational Tournament

David Wall, a Blackshear native, began golfing at age 10 and dominated the sport throughout high school and college. He turned pro in 1985, won 27 tournaments and made 35 consecutive cuts. In 2001 David became head pro at Lakeview Golf Club and used his passion for golf to teach youngsters to play the sport.

In 2003 he was instrumental in starting a junior invitational golf tournament. Each year, the David A. Wall tournament, named in his honor and now in his memory, draws hundreds to the area from several southeastern states.

David loved God, his family, his friends (many of them junior golfers) and the game of golf. The memorial tournament offers scholarships to qualifying golfers and is ranked by the Junior Golf Scoreboard.

 

Wall took a liking to golf early in his life. He started playing the game at the age of 10 and dominated the sport while in high school and college. He was low medalist for the 1979 Blackshear High School state championship golf team and went on to earn a scholarship at both South Georgia College in Douglas and Augusta College.

Following college, Wall went on to qualify for the US Amateur and turned pro in 1985. He played the Florida Mini -Tour for four years, winning 25 events and joined the Hooters Tour in 1990 where he won the Brick Landing Open in Wilmington, NC in 1991 and the Collins Pro Classic in Louisville, KY in 1996. During his time on the Hooters Tour, Wall made 35 cuts in a row. He left the tour after being diagnosed with the disease that slowly robbed him of his muscle control and eventually took his life.

After his diagnosis, Wall became head-pro of the Lakeview Golf Club where he used his passion for golf to teach youngsters to play the sport. In 2003, he was instrumental in starting a junior invitational golf tournament, which now bears his name. Each spring, the tournament draws hundreds of participants from across the southeast to Blackshear.