Donnell G. "Buck" Adams
Donnell G. “Buck” Adams was an avid golfer and a beloved mentor to many aspiring golf club professionals—many golf professionals found their start working with Adams. Adams became the pro at CCNC when it opened in 1963 and retired from the position in 1991. Adams was a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a member of the golf team. He was also a competitor on the Senior PGA Tour, and he was elected to the Carolinas PGA Hall of Fame.
Following his untimely death in 1998, The Donnell G. “Buck” Adams Endowed Scholarship was created to honor his life and legacy.