The 17th hole at Caves Valley Golf Club, where the BMW Championship will be played this week. Photo: Stan Badz, PGA Tour via Getty Images
Fifty years ago this week, Dennis Satyshur was preparing to start his first game as quarterback of the Duke University football team. It was a road game at Florida and Satyshur led the Blue Devils to a 12-6 victory over the Gators. Satyshur and the Blue Devils followed it by beating South Carolina, then winning at Virginia and Stanford before finishing the season 6-5.
A half century later, Satyshur is in his 31st and final year as the only director of golf Caves Valley Golf Club has ever had, the football memories still providing a warm glow as he and the club prepare for a long-awaited moment – hosting the PGA Tour’s BMW Championship, the second of three FedEx Cup playoff events.
Dennis Satyshur during his early days at quarterback. Photo: Courtesy of Erie Sports Hall of Fame
Not only is it the first time Caves Valley has hosted a PGA Tour event – the top 70 in the points race qualified...
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