1938 Volunteer Weldon Fields Dies at 100

The Wyndham Championship, founded in 1938 as the Greater Greensboro Open, celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2014, and Weldon Fields, a volunteer in the inaugural tournament, was an important part of that celebration.

Fields attended the 75th anniversary tournament, toured the tournament venue at Sedgefield Country Club, met with the media and was featured on Golf Channel broadcasts about the tournament reaching its 75th anniversary.  Above, Golf Channel’s Scott Walker interviews Fields about the 1938 tournament in front of the “History Walk.”

Fields served as the concessions chairman in 1938 and remembered selling sandwiches and “Coke-Colas” as well as watching World Golf Hall of Famer Sam Snead win the first of his record eight tournament titles here.  His presence, and his memories, added a great deal to the tournament’s 75th anniversary.  He passed away May 6 – a little more than a month before his 101st birthday.  We are fortunate that we got to know Weldon Fields, and we thank him for playing an important part in Wyndham Championship history.  Greensboro News & Record sports writer Jeff Mills takes a look back at the life of an impressive tournament volunteer; please click on the link below to read the story.




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