Scooter Clark has long believed that much of his life has been scripted.
That happens when someone is believed to be dead after being struck by lightning, which Clark was as a 17-year-old high school student working at the University of Maryland Golf Course for the school’s former coach, Fred Funk.
That also happens when, after spending the past seven years as the men’s and women’s golf coach at Bethune-Cookman in Daytona Beach, Fla., Clark was a finalist to coach the men’s team at Towson but didn’t get the job.
A few days later, Clark received a phone call from Mike Hudak, chairman of the The First Tee of Greater Baltimore. Though Hudak had talked to dozens of potential...