Warren Smith, Golf Professional: Lessons on Life and Golf from the Ol' Pro at Cherry Hills Country Club

The Pro's Pro
Warren Smith led a 50-year career as a country club golf professional, record-setting player and legendary instructor of the game. Warren was viewed by many in the industry as a model for other club professionals, those tireless men and women who work and teach at private clubs, resorts, and municipal courses around the country. His quiet style of leadership set an enduring example for hundreds of players, junior golfers, and other golf professionals, even as he played with many titans of golf such as Arnold Palmer, Byron Nelson, Sam Snead, Hale Irwin, Dow Finsterwald, and Lee Trevino. In his humble, self-effacing way, Warren had a huge impact on others. This biography features engaging and amusing stories from a career led--and a life lived--in the full.

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From Arnold Palmer:

Through the years I played several rounds of golf with my good friend Warren Smith. I have seen him help members who shoot in the 120s as well as touring pros who needed encouragement. He is a man of integrity who has dedicated everlasting efforts to every one of his club members, helping them in whatever way he could. He is a very warm, quiet, open and unassuming guy who respects everyone and treats everyone as a friend. He is just one of those guys who will accommodate everyone. Warren Smith stands for what I think every club professional should stand for -- devotion to the game, integrity, and faithfulness to the membership. He's the perfect pro.

About Tripp Baltz

Tripp Baltz
Antone E. "Tripp" Baltz III is a professional writer, editor, and historian.

He has published more than 5,000 stories on diverse topics, three of which have won journalism awards. He was an editor for the history of a major international engineering firm in Colorado. He was the director for eight years of the University College Creative Writing Program at the University of Denver, where he continues to teach 20th Century history, creative writing, world culture, and American media. A public speaker on globalization, writing, and communications, Baltz earned his Master of Liberal Studies at the University of Denver and his Bachelor in Arts from the University of Notre Dame.