A person’s legacy in the game of golf is generally clear-cut and, most of the time, one-dimensional. A teacher is remembered for golf swing theories; a course architect may be noted for railroad-ties surrounding difficult par 3s; recollections of a tournament player are usually reserved for his/her high finishes.
Bruce Chalas, the 14-year head coach of the Boston University women’s golf team, never consciously set out to establish two separate golf legacies, but that’s what has happened. Great player turned great college golf coach.
This month, BU women captured the Patriot League championship for the third time in Chalas' 14-year tenure.
How did Chalas built BU, with its cold Boston winters, into a school recognized around the world as a destination for golfers?