Jack Vardaman ’62 has been a true ambassador for the game of golf and Washington and Lee University since he first set foot on campus.
Vardaman was a four-year letterwinner for the Generals’ golf team, serving as the team captain during his junior season. He was among W&L’s top golfers all four of his years and was the team’s No. 1 golfer for his final three seasons.
As a first-year, Vardaman helped W&L win the Virginia Intercollegiate Championship, and as a sophomore he flourished individually, claiming medalist honors at the Greenbrier Tournament and earning the co-championship at the Virginia Intercollegiate.
He received the team’s outstanding golfer award each of his final three years.
Vardaman’s accomplishments in the game continued to grow following his graduation from W&L, as did his familiarity with the winner’s circle. He is a three-time winner of the Middle Atlantic Senior Amateur, won the 1997 and 2010 Washington Metropolitan Senior Championships and numerous other tournaments. He has qualified for a number of USGA Championships, including the Senior Amateur and Senior Opens, and he was ranked as one of the 10 best senior amateur golfers in the United States in 2001 by Golf Digest.
Vardaman has also forged a distinguished record in volunteer service, with a notable stint on the Executive Committee of the United States Golf Association, and as a member of the Board of Trustees for both Washington and Lee and the Washington, D.C., First Tee program.