Danny Guise made his verbal commitment to Wake Forest University in August of 2011, yet signing a National Letter of Intent two weeks ago still excited the Greenwich High School star golfer.

"When you sign the National Letter of Intent it feels like you completed the whole process," said Guise, a Greenwich High senior. "It's a very satisfying feeling."

From helping the Greenwich golf team capture the state and FCIAC championships, to qualifying for the U.S. Amateur and U.S. Junior Amateur, it's been quite a year for Guise. Soon, he will once again, play a starring role on the Cardinals' powerhouse squad. Then it's on to Wake Forest, which has produced a plethora of PGA stars including, Arnold Palmer, Curtis Strange, Lanny Wadkins, Jay Haas, Curtis Strange, Scott Hoch, Billy Andrade, Bill Haas and Web Simpson.

"The golf program's history is amazing and academically, it's a great school," Guise said. "I can't wait to be part of the Wake Forest family. I committed the summer after my sophomore year, so I've been waiting a long time."

Since choosing Wake Forest, Guise's golf game has been red-hot on most of the courses he's played. After Greenwich High won the state title in June, he has competed in 12 national or regional tournaments, recording five victories, two top-three finishes and a pair of top-five finishes. This year, Guise earned the distinction of being one of only three high school players in the country to play in the Northeast Amateur, the U.S. Junior Amateur and the U.S. Amateur.

"It was pretty cool to play in all of those tournaments this year," Guise said. "It makes me feel better about my game."

October was another month to remember for Guise, as he won the Northeast Junior Classic at Bethpage and the Future Collegians World Tour event in Middletown, R.I. His Northeast Junior Classic victory came after he shot a sizzling round of 6-under-par 64 on the Red Course at Bethpage -- a tournament record. Guise, who won the tournament by four strokes, hit all 18 greens in regulation and 12 of 14 fairways.

"It was one of those days when I had the feeling that every shot I made was going in," said Guise, who was presented with the John D. Mineck Award after his Team New England squad beat Team USA in the Deutsche Bank Championship Junior Cup over Labor Day weekend. "Standing over the ball I just felt like I was going to hit great shot after great shot. It's like when you're hot in basketball and the hoop seems like the ocean -- you feel like you can't miss. Golf is harder though, it's tough to keep it going."

Guise had the same feeling in the Future Collegians World Tour event last month, winning the tourney by a record 10 shots. He followed a tournament-record 66 in the first round by carding a 67 in the final round, finishing with an 11-under 133.

Up next for Guise is the Junior Orange Bowl Golf Championship in December. The four-round invitational event features 65 premier players.

"Just having the opportunity to play in a big event like that is cool," said Guise, who will spend the winter months on the hardwood with the Greenwich High varsity basketball team. "Playing basketball is something I've always love doing. It keeps me in shape and helps me remain focused."

Greenwich golf coach Jeff Santilli has witnessed Guise's improvement since he joined the squad as a freshman.

"He has developed more than most kids I have seen in the area, especially the past year," Santilli said. "He is playing outstanding golf and hopefully, he will continue to do so going forward."

The Cardinals coach knows he also has a leader in Guise.

"Putting the scoring aside, Danny is definitely a team player," Santilli said. "He's a great kid to have on the team and has brought something extra to the team."

Guise believes Greenwich is primed for another successful spring season.

"We are bringing back a lot of the same guys, so we are going to have the same expectations," he said. "We have the talent, we just need everyone work hard at it again."