Raymond "Buddy" Loving, Jr was born into the golf business. His father, Raymond, Sr. was an assistant golf course architect to Fred Findlay. Fred Findlay, was Raymond, Sr.'s father-in-law and Buddy's grandfather. Fred was the younger brother of famed golf architect Alex Findlay making him Buddy's great uncle, This is golf architecture pedigree.
R. F. Loving, Jr. known by most as Buddy, studied at the University of Virginia, Phillips College, and Virginia Tech. He joined his grandfather and dad in 1946 as a part time designer. In the 1960's, Buddy partnered with Algie Pulley to form GolfAmerica, a design and construction firm. They worked together for a number of years before going their separate ways. Mr. loving continued to work on and off throughout Virginia until his death. Mr. Loving completed such designs as Lake Monticello G.C., Shenandoah Crossings Farm and Club, Water's Edge G.C. and the Foundry Golf Club.