Why Not Us: Howard Golf premiered on Monday, Aug. 21, on ESPN Platforms and via an exclusive screening for Howard University students at Cramton Auditorium on the Washington, D.C., campus.
SportsCenter anchor and Howard Class of ’89 alum Stan Verrett moderated a panel after the screening.
In the video above and supporting text here, Front Row asked Verrett to talk about Why Not Us: Howard Golf, his golf game, and playing with series executive producer and NBA superstar Steph Curry.
Verrett, who is a 9.5 handicap golfer, recalls his most memorable shot alongside some of his Howard classmates.
“We came to homecoming one year, and we had all just started taking up golf,” said Verrett. “Whoever won that day would have bragging rights forever, no matter how good the rest of us got one day.”
Verrett hit a 5-iron over the water onto the 18th green, missed the birdie putt, but made the par putt and beat one of his classmates by one stroke. He still has a shirt from Whiskey Creek Golf Club as a reminder.
He has also been lucky enough to play with legendary amateur golfer Curry – not in the same foursome, but at the Golden State Warriors guard’s tournament in Northern California a few years ago and at the Howard Golf team fundraiser tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif.
While @howardu alums were celebrating the school at the @BETAwards we were simultaneously raising money for Howard Golf with the help of program benefactor @stephencurry30 and @PebbleBeachGolf at “Bison at the Beach.” HU!!! pic.twitter.com/wbo77vC2OB
— stan verrett (@stanverrett) June 27, 2022
“He played a few holes with us one year, but you know he’s sort of a ceremonial presence there,” said Verrett, who interviewed Curry Monday for SportsCenter (see video below).
Why Not Us: Howard Golf follows the men’s and women’s golf teams at Howard University as the student-athletes and their coaches navigate the challenges and triumphs of an emerging NCAA Division I program. With an aim toward building a golf legacy that drives a cultural shift in the sport, Howard Golf seems primed to compete for championships at top college tournaments nationwide.
Spencer T. Jackson and Cayla Sweazie produced the Verrett interview video