At the turn with John Crooks

Head Coach John Crooks and Max Theodorakis
Head Coach John Crooks and Max Theodorakis (

John Crooks is entering his 28th season as head men's and women's golf coach at Campbell University. The former USGA Junior Amateur champ and NGCA Hall of Famer has guided his teams to 29 trips to NCAA post-season competition.  Check out his dream foursome and other facts.

Favorite Professional: Sam Snead

Favorite athlete outside of golf: Muhammad Ali

Favorite course I have played: St Andrews Old Course, Scotland

Toughest course I have played: Carnoustie, Scotland 

All time low round: 59 at Zebulon CC

Best shot ever: 6 foot putt for birdie to win USGA Jr.

Best part of my game: Recognizing conditions 

I need to improve on: Playing more

My best club: The next one I get to hit

Most influence in my golf playing career: My father

My dream foursome: My dad, Sam Snead, Ben Hogan