Dean Smith and Golf

Legendary North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith took his competitive fire to the golf course as well, molding Roy Williams into the man on – and off the course – he is today.

At a news conference on Sunday, Williams spoke about Coach Smith’s approach to golf, which included strict guidelines for gimmes and mulligans. Coach Smith’s style of golf lives on in Williams’ rounds on the links today, as do the memories.

So, who did Coach Smith REALLY get fired up to beat on the golf course? Well, you have to watch the video to find out, but they were matches that stoked his fire every bit as the biggest ones for the Heels on the hardwood.

Lastly, we cannot forget one of Coach Smith’s favorite golf moments, which happened right on Pinehurst No. 2: