Sudden Death Win for Rick Woulfe '76L
Rick Woulfe, a 1976 graduate of the W&L School of Law, is managing partner of Bunnell Woulfe, P.A., in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In 2009, Rick was named one of Florida’s Super Lawyers and was also recognized as a Top Lawyer in the 2010 South Florida Legal Guide.
Rick knows his way around a golf course as well as a courtroom. On March 14, playing in the 55-and-over division of the Florida Azalea Senior Amateur at the the Palatka Golf Club in Palatka, Fla., Rick recovered from bogeys on the final two holes of regulation to win the title on the first hole of sudden death. According to the story in Golfweek magazine, the final round was played in winds that were never lower than 15 miles an hour and gusted to 40. The 17th and 18th holes — the ones Rick bogeyed — were particularly treacherous. But Rick birdied the first playoff hole after pitching within three feet of the cup.
What made the performance all the more remarkable was that Rick had shot 6-over-par on the front nine, and then started the back nine with four consecutive birdies followed by a hole-in-one on the 165-yard 14th hole.