The Washington Times - July 21, 2008, 12:52PM

GREENSBORO, Ga. —- With a title like that, there’s probably a few people who thought this would be a mention of a certain basketball coach.

And those people would be wrong.


Instead, it concerns center Edwin Williams, who is down here at the ACC’s kickoff event.

He was part of a little skills challenge the other night that featured both driving and putting contests, the latter on a makeshift, glow-in-the-dark course.

So how’d he do?

“Horribly,” Williams confessed. “I did get a hole-in-one, though.”

Well, that’s a pretty harsh self-assessment. But surely, the big fella (the genial Williams checks in at 6-foot-2, 315 pounds) fared better with his driving.

“I drove horribly,” Williams said.

There’s that word again. But there seems to be a decent reason behind it. Williams doesn’t actually golf, at least not on a regular basis.

Chances are, a vibrant schedule of tee times wouldn’t fit very well with the myriad workouts and class responsibilities the fifth-year senior is tasked with.

“I’m trying to get better at it,” he said. “Maybe one day. I gotta learn to hit the ball first.”

That’s a sensible goal. But if it doesn’t work out, he’ll still have that putting contest hole-in-one to his credit.

 —- Patrick Stevens