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Larry Morris wins “best dressed” at Future Masters

Published: Jun. 26, 2020 at 7:06 PM CDT
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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - The first round of the 15 to 18 age group has begun at The Future Masters. While golfers are trying to win some hardware, one employee is trying to get best dressed.

One of the most competitive weeks for golfers is here but it’s not all about how you do on the course, sometimes it’s about how you look. And let’s just say Mr. Larry Morris is proving that to everyone

“I think I look good in it, that’s all. It’s a lot of fun, it really is, I enjoy the compliments, I enjoy taking pictures with the people and just smushing with them really,” Larry Morris, merchandiser with the golf shop at the Dothan Country Club said.

You don’t usually dress to the nines on a golf course but Larry Morris certainly does.

“He’s got stuff in his closet I’ve never even seen before and he’ll do it for holidays too. Different stuff for Christmas, Christmas sweaters and Halloween sweaters he wears and all the members really look forward to coming in and seeing what he has on each day and each holiday,” Kevin Klein, tournament director said.

For 62 years, Morris has been around the game of golf. Receiving the first full scholarship at Georgia State and then becoming head golf pro.

<”I won the Atlantic Junior in ’62, was runner up in ’63, won the Berlin Germany open when I was in the army in Germany, became a head pro in Philadelphia, I worked first in Washington,” Morris said.

Each day at The Future Masters, Larry has literally become the man to watch. As family, friends and golfers sneak a peek to see what he’s wearing that day.

“Just to bring a little color to everything, I get a lot of compliments on them, people say I wish people would wear clothes again instead of looking like they were on the grease pit at jiffy lube or something. So I dress for it, I dress for a part just like I was on stage again,” Morris said.

So while golfers are bringing their best game, Larry is bringing his best outfits.

“I think he missed his calling, he wanted to be an actor or a play write or something or poet and this is straight down his alley. He may even keep a pair of shoes from 1973 to still wear to a golf tournament, he’s unique,” Klein said.

Staff says not only his style but knowledge for the game is something everyone enjoys, on and off the course.

“It makes it much easier for me to do that, he knows so much about golf and being a golfer himself its much easier for him to manage the members and regular Sunday play or Friday day when were busy and answer questions for the future masters contestants also. So hes a good golfer, knows a lot about golf he’s definitely been an asset to our staff,” Klein said.

Larry Morris has been with the pro-shop at the Dothan Country Club the last 4 years. The Future Masters final round for the 15 to 18 age group will be June 27th.

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