Bill Harvey was a four-sport athlete at Ragsdale High School in the late 1940s that went on to an excellent amateur golf career. Harvey played golf at High Point College in 1950. Harvey won the Carolinas Amateur three times, the North Carolina Amateur once, the Carolinas Four-Ball three times, the Carolinas Senior once, and the Greensboro city championship four times. Altogether, Harvey won more than 300 amateur titles, including the prestigious Porter Cup in 1963. Harvey played in the Greater Greensboro Open, now Wyndham Championship, 23 times. Bill Harvey was inducted into the Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame in 1984.