When the Edwards family first moved from Wichita Falls to Edmond, Kickingbird had yet to open. Danny hit balls in a field, and often secretively, on the still growing-in course while no one was watching. Somehow he became proficient enough to win the state championship for Edmond and earn a scholarship to Oklahoma State.
A hard worker and driven to succeed, Danny became a two-time first-team All-American and two-time Big Eight Champion. He turned professional in 1973, earned his PGA Tour card in 1975 and went on to win five times (1977 Greater Greensboro Open, the 1980 Walt Disney World National Team Championship (with brother David), the 1982 Greater Greensboro Open, the 1983 Miller High Life QCO, and the 1985 Pensacola Open.)
In addition to the victories at OSU, Danny’s amateur career included a stint on the 1973 Walker Cup Team. He was low amateur the same summer at The Open Championship. He won the 1972 North and South Amateur and the 1972 Southeastern Amateur.
Although he played briefly on the Champions Tour, Danny was consumed with other opportunities. He was an original founder of Royal Grip, later successfully sold to investors. He became a highly proficient professional auto racer and was heavily involved with divot repair company (Green Fix Golf). He has recorded a series of videos teaching proper chipping methods.