Danny Guise of Greenwich, Conn., has given a verbal commitment to play college golf at Wake Forest. Guise, a junior at Greenwich High School, is ranked No. 77 in the 2013 class and is ranked No. 3 overall in Connecticut.
Guise made unofficial visits to Auburn, San Diego, South Carolina, Davidson, Furman, Boston College, Rhode Island and Connecticut and also was in contact with Arizona State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Purdue and Wisconsin.
“Wake is just an incredible place,” Guise said. “My parents told me before we started visiting colleges that I would get a special feeling when a place was right for me. I had that feeling at Wake immediately. Obviously the golf tradition there is amazing, but Wake is so much more than that. The golf facilities are incredible, and they are right on campus, right near the dorms. And my relationship with the coaches is really important to me. I met some fantastic coaches this past year, but I can’t imagine a better fit for me than Coach (Jerry) Haas and Coach (Dan) Walters. I’m really excited to have the opportunity to work with them and learn from them, on and off the course.”
Guise had three top-12 finishes in AJGA events this year, won two FCWT events and a Metropolitan PGA Future Series tournament at Eisenhower Park on Long Island with a two-day total of 7-under 137. In May, he was named First Team FCWT All-American in the boys 13-15 division and Second Team FCWT All-American in the boys 16-18 division. For the third consecutive year, Guise was chosen to compete in the prestigious Deutsche Bank Championship Junior Cup, which is a Ryder Cup-style junior event that runs in conjunction with the PGA Tour’s Deutsche Bank Championship on Labor Day weekend, and he helped Team New England defeat Team USA for the third straight year.
Guise also plays basketball and was the starting shooting guard for the United Sons & Daughters AAU basketball team, which finished third in the nation at the 2010 AAU National Championships in Little Rock, Ark.