Former Houstonian Ed White predated Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson as a world-class golfer. From 1933 to 1935, White was the individual Southwest Conference champion on the SWC team champions at the University of Texas. In those three years, White advanced to the national collegiate quarterfinals in 1933. He was the first NCAA champion from the state of Texas since the origin of the tournament in 1897, and the second one would not come along until the University of Houston’s Rex Baxter captured the 1957 title.
Winner of the 1935 Mexican Amateur tournament, which used to draw exceptionally strong fields from north of the border, White was also a member of the 1936 Walker Cup Team. White, who was a member of Houston Country Club and an honorary member of Brae-Burn, took long absences from golf because of outside interests.
Birthplace: Houston, Texas
Born: October 29, 1913
Died: September 18, 1999