Rice Institute Owls golf player John B. "Buddy" Weaver
Black and white photograph of Rice Institute Owls golf player John B. "Buddy" Weaver, class of 1950, accompanied by text headlining his achievement and entry into the Rice Athletic Hall of Fame. Caption reads: In school year 1949-50, JOHN B. “BUDDY” WEAVER, Class of ’52, was Houston city golf champ, won the nationally famous 32nd Houston Country Club Invitation, the 8th annual Braeburn Invitation and the Southwest Conference championship, breaking a 10-year Texas U. monopoly to do so. Then – at 19 – he looked around and found plenty more golf worlds to conquer. He repeated as SWC Champion in 1951, becoming the first and only to date Owl to win it twice. He won many tournaments. Second in All-Army during a Korean War hitch, he turned pro in 1954. Buddy played the tour for a while. He then returned to Houston to serve at Braeburn, Riverside (Lake Jackson) and now at Pine Forest Country Club where he has been head pro since 1968. He has won the Player of the Year, Gulf Coast PGA, six out of the last eight years, won the South Texas PGA in 1971 and tied for it last year. In 1951, the Rice Committee on Outdoor Sports in an unusual presentation, gave Buddy a special award for his four years “of accomplishments in golf and studies” at Rice.
Rice Athletic Hall of Fame
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