Some people are born with the innate ability to be able to accomplish more by accident than others can achieve on purpose. Dan Carmichael is one of those unique people.
A 1941 graduate of the School of Architecture at Princeton University, Dan’s accomplishments in athletic, military, professional and civic arenas span seven decades.
In his sophomore year, Dan pitched ten innings and scored Princeton’s winning run against Columbia in the first televised sporting event in history.
Dan was a naval aviator, serving from 1942 to 1964 and retired with a rank of captain.
He also gained fame in the field of auto racing, where he held several championships in the Sports Car Club of America. He also won championships in the sport of handball.
As busy as he was, he still found time to win many golf tournaments in his Columbus district. He was District Amateur champion in 1938 and 1948. District Open champion in 1948, and Mid Am champion in 1961, 1962, 1963. He was Ohio Amateur qualifying medalist five times and was runner up in the Ohio Amateur in 1963, 1966 and 1969. In 1960, he won the Ohio Amateur and was the Ohio Senior Champion in 1974 and 1978. On a national level, Dan qualified for the US Amateur fourteen times.
A very civic-minded citizen, Dan has spent countless hours sharing his vast areas of knowledge and leadership with the community. Examples of his prowess in architectural planning include many Ohio hospitals and medical facilities such as Mercy Hospital, the OSU Medical Center and Doctor’s Hospital Medical Center. Dan is past state director of the Evans Caddy Scholar Program, helping young golfers attend college.