Born: 2/6/1920 Died: 4/3/2007 Birthplace: Peru, IN
Conrad Rehling, in 1971, he went from the University of West Florida to Alabama as golf coach. Before he was through, he built the Tide program into one of the finest in the nation. In 1975 his Alabama team finished second in the NCAA tournament, and in 1979 won their first ever SEC crown. He has helped develop some of the PGA and Senior PGA tour's top players. Among them have been such tour pros as Bob Murphy and Doug Sanders. His prize pupil at Alabama was Jerry Pate, who the 1976 U.S. Open as a tour rookie. Honored many times by the PGA for teaching innovations and dedication to the game, Rehling has worked tirelessly to teach the disabled how to play golf. The golf trophy for Special Olympics is named for him.