James A. "Bud" Kivett

James A. "Bud" Kivett

(1923-1976)

Kivett

James A. Kivett, better known to all as Bud, was a fine all-around athlete at High Point High School, playing football, baseball and track. He had a standout game in the 1941 Shrine Bowl. After serving in the military in World War II, he took an interest in golf and became a standout amateur player. Kivett won numerous city golf championships and titles in many other tournaments. He played in the National Public Links Tournament four times. He was known for a favorite putter that he fashioned out of a large dog bone, fitting it with a shaft and grip. Kivett died of a heart attack at age 54 in 1976, but his name lives on in the Bud Kivett Memorial Golf Tournament every year. 

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