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Sam Snead

Sam Snead

Sam Snead has won more golf tournaments than anyone.  At a young age, he caddied at a golf club near his home, and with the support of some club members he went to California in 1937 to compete on the…

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Joe Palumbo

Joseph C. Palumbo ranks beside Bullet Bill Dudley when naming the all time greats at the University of Virginia.  He is considered the best defensive guard ever to wear a Cavalier uniform. During Palumbo’s three varsity years, Virginia won 23…

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Chandler Harper

Chandler Harper

Chandler Harper has won 7 championships on the pro golf tour and has finished second in 13 others.  His most prestigious victory was the National PGA Championship in 1950, at the time still a match play tournament.  Much of the…

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Robert L. “Bobby” Dodd

Robert L. “Bobby” Dodd was born in Galax, Virginia on November 11, 1908.  He moved to Kingsport, Tennessee at an early age and attended the University of Tennessee where he earned his football playing fame.  He won nine letters at…

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Hunter Carpenter

C. Hunter Carpenter, alias Mr. Walter Brown, entered Virginia Polytechnic in 1898. He used the alias of the fictitious Walter Brown during his early days at VPI because his father had forbidden him to play football. This young man who…

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