One of the most celebrated amateur golfers in state history, Morey won 261 tournaments in his career including two U.S. Senior Amateurs in 1974 and 1977. A Louisiana State University graduate, Morey was an All-American golfer in school and won three NCAA individual titles. Morey also made 9 holes-in-one; qualified for the U.S. Amateur 27 times; won the Western Amateur; played as Walker Cup Team Member in 1955, 1959, and 1965; played as World Cup Team Member in 1954 and 1966; and was Senior Golfer of the Year in 1974, 1977, and 1978. As a senior amateur, Morey was the No. 1 ranked player in America for six years. In 1980, Morey was inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. Morey served as Director, Vice-President, and President of the Southern Golf Association; became a member of their hall of fame in 1979; and finally, was elected by the Board of Directors to be a lifelong Director Emeritus in 1991.