Rice Institute Owls golfer Joe Greenwood
Black and white photograph of Rice Institute Owls golfer Joe Greenwood, accompanied by text headlining his achievement and entry into the Rice Athletic Hall of Fame. Caption reads: Joseph Harris Greenwood, M.D., retired in 1974 after a distinguished career of medical service in Temple, Texas. About fifty years earlier, he was a student at Rice Institute and one of the finest amateur golfers in all of Texas. Young Joe Greenwood was the Texas Junior Champion golfer of 1928, a title he won on the famous Brackenridge course in San Antonio while in his early years at Rice. He was medalist for the Rice team that won two consecutive Southwest conference titles. In 1929 at the Rivercrest Country Club in Fort Worth, with T.C.U. as host school, the Owls won the SWC crown by 11 strokes with Greenwood low man for Rice, and helped by Carl Illig, Dan Smith, and Harold Cohn. Forest Lee Andrews and Don Sturges were also on the squad that title year. In 1930 it was Greenwood, Andrews, Illig, and Blake as the top four for a repeat championship while edging the always tough University of Texas by two strokes. After finishing U.T. Medical School at Galveston in 1934, Dr. Greenwood went on to win acclaim at the Scott & White Clinic in Temple, Texas, where he spent his entire career. He was President of the Bell Country Medical Society and Board Member at Scott & White for eight years. Dr. Greenwood kept his golf game in good shape for a long time after his Rice title team days. He was Temple Country Club champion and set a course record 67 in a tournament in the 1940’s to raise funds for the Red Cross. Joe Greenwood was born in Seguin on August 30, 1908. His father was soon to become professor of Pediatrics and Clinical pathology at the UT Medical School in Galveston. Then he came to Houston in 1913 to build a sanitarium. Greenwood graduated from Central High in 1926, from Rice in 1930, and Texas Medical School at Galveston in 1934. There followed 40 years of medical service in Temple, and a lot of good times golfing.
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