Who's the best golfer among doctors in the area?
That would be Dr. W. Clark Hargrove, a heart surgeon at Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia, and a 1.3 handicapper at Merion and Pine Valley.
I wasn't surprised to stumble across that fact in the August issue of Golf Digest, because, as it happens, Clark and I grew up in the same small town in North Carolina, Tarboro. I can remember Clark winning the club championship at our little 9-hole club, Hilma Country Club, when he was only 13 or 14. He's still got game, ranking tied for 19th in the magazine's national list.
For Golf Digest's complete list of Top Docs, including a few more from the area, click here.