F.E. “WALLY” WALLIS (1907-1981) was an Oklahoman and Times sports writer for 27 years and the state’s foremost golf authority, winning national honors for his writing on the subject. He served as president of the Golf Writers Association of America and of the Oklahoma City Press Club. Early in his career, Wallis worked on papers in Sapulpa, Inola, Kan., and Poteau. Local golf pros cite Wallis for helping the growth of their municipal programs and his work in helping Oklahoma City with its first PGA tournament.