Larry Dempsey, Sr.

Larry Dempsey, Sr.

(1927-2005)

Larry Dempsey

Although best known for his amateur golf career, Larry Dempsey was an outstanding all-around athlete. Dempsey played football, basketball, baseball and golf at Greensboro Senior High and was a two-time all-state player in football and played in the 1946 Shrine Bowl. Dempsey attended Guilford College and lettered in four sports there in 1948. Dempsey played baseball from 1949-1953 for New Bern and Greensboro and was named the youngest manager in league history at the age of 21. As a golfer, Dempsey was low amateur in the GGO twice and tied another time, and was a member of four straight Carolinas Golf Association teams in the 1950s. Dempsey won three city championships, 11 Club Championships and six Senior Club Championships at Starmount Forest Country Club, along with several other club championships in the city.

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