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Lawrence Auer

It started with a simple question back in 1972: “Do you want to go play golf?”

The question was posed by a friend, and as it turned out, Lawrence Auer did, indeed, want to go play golf. He didn’t know it at the time, but it would be the start of a lifelong love affair with the game, both professionally and personally.

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Lawrence Auer

Tommy Hicks is sports editor at Lagniappe. Contact him at

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Lagniappe Sports Editor Tommy Hicks has covered sports in Alabama for more than 40 years. He was inducted into the Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) Hall of Fame in 2018 and was named one of the 50 Legends of the ASWA in 2022 and was named the Troy University Hall School of Journalism Print Alumnus of the Year in 2005. He is a past president of the ASWA and the Football Writers Association of America and has won numerous writing awards. He is married to Julie Hicks and they live with Sparky, their Head of Household Security, He has a daughter, Maren.

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