W.R. "Ray" Smith

As the very first Minnesota Golf Association executive director, Smith was known as “Mr. Golf” in Minnesota. Elected to the MGA Board of Directors in 1938, Smith was responsible for keeping the MGA together during the war years. A known name in Minnesota golf, he left great impressions on players he came in contact with. He is often remembered by his enthusiasm for the game and making every golfer feel like a valued player.

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