About Wynsol Spencer
Wynsol Spencer dominated the amateur golf scene in Virginia—and in particular—the Peninsula region, starting with two state high school championships at Newport News High School, before he turned professional in 1959. Born in Kentucky, Spencer’s family moved to Newport News when he was 5 years old. Spencer always had a love for bluegrass music.
“He was a tremendous guy,” said fellow Virginia Golf Hall of Famer and friend Wayne Jackson. “He was one of those people that was not only respected by all the people he played against, but he was well-liked by them. He had a nice manner about him. I think he was a gracious winner and a gracious loser. He was one of the best competitive guys that I have known.”
Spencer was a five-time winner of the VSGA Amateur Championship, claiming titles in 1939, 1948, 1953, 1955 and 1959.
Wins in the Peninsula Amateur in 13 starts in the event
Number of times Spencer was medalist in the VSGA Amateur, including in 1948 and 1955 when he won the championship
Number of holes-in-one Spencer logged in his lifetime
Number of course records Spencer holds