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South Carolina Golf Hall of Fame
08.16.10 11:00 PM

The South Carolina Golf Hall of Fame is administered by the South Carolina Golf Association.  Since 1929, the SCGA has worked to offer the best in amateur golf to it's Member clubs and amateur golfers throughout the State of South Carolina. As a non-profit organization, the SCGA Membership is made up of more than 270 private and public golf courses, clubs and facilities along with over 68,000 handicap carrying individual members.

Below is a listing of Hall of Fame members:

Larry Penley - Central, SC
2009 SC Golf Hall of Fame Inductee
Career Highlights Include:

Career Highlights Include:
1987 & 88 SCGA Amateur Champion, 1986 & 89 SCGA Amateur Runner Up, 1990 SCGA Mid Amateur Champion, 1992 CGA Mid Amateur Champion, 1994 CGA Four Ball Champion, Coach of the 2003 NCAA National Champions Clemson Tigers, 7 NCAA Regional Championships, 8 ACC Championships, 58 NCAA Regular Season Tournament victories, 2003 Dave Williams & Golf Week National Coach of the Year, 7 time ACC Coach of the Year, 2004 College Golf Hall of Fame inductee.
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OTHER INDUCTEES:

2008

Jim Ferree
Hilton Head
1953 Southeastern Conference Champion; '54 NCAA Long Drive Champion; '58 Vancouver Centennial Champion; '61 Jamaica Open Champion; '62 Panama Open Champion; '63 Maraciabo Venezuela Open Champion; '66 Carolina's PGA Champion; '68 Georgia PGA Champion; '91 Bell Atlantic Calssic Champion; 23 Super Senior PGA wins; Carolina's PGA Hall of Fame; '79 PGA Cup Team; '93 Ben Hogan Award; Carolinas Golf Writers Hall of Fame; University of NC Hall of Fame; Southern Conference 75th Anniversary Team
 

2007

Jay Haas
Greenville
1974 and 1975 NCAA Individual Champion; 1975 Walker Cup Team member; Nine time winner on the PGA Tour; Ryder Cup Team participant in 83, '95, '04; President's Cup Team participant in '94, '03. Ten time winner on the PGA's Champions Tour including the 2006 Senior PGA Championship. Rookie of the Year in 2005 and Player of the Year in 2006 collecting the Jack Nicklaus Trophy, Arnold Palmer Award and Charles Schwab Cup; 2004 Payne Stewart Award; USGA's 2006 Bob Jones Award for Distinguished Sportsmanship; Sponsor of the Jay Haas Award for Outstanding Male Junior Golfer in SC.
 

2006

Vicki Hillen
Murrells Inlet
93, 95, 96, 98 & 99 WSCGA Stroke Play Champion; 96, 99 & 01 WSCGA Match Play Champion; 01 & 02 SCGA/WSCGA Mixed Team Champion; 02 & 03 WSCGA Team Champion, Served on the board of both the WSCGA and Women's Carolinas Golf Association.

Mike Holland
Columbia
75 & 76 Carolinas Four Ball Champion; 76 SCGA Amateur Champion; 78 NCAA All American;
Four Time winner on the Space Coast Mini Tour; 1981 PGA World Team Champion; US Open appearances in 83 & 84; Order of the Palmetto in 1982; Key to the City (Columbia) in 1983 for work for missing children;
 

2005

Terry Florence
Mt. Pleasant
1976 & 78 SC Open Champion, Four time SC PGA Champion, 1980 & 1984 United States PGA Cup Team Member, Seven time participant in Major Championships (4 PGA, 1 Senior Open, 2 Senior PGA), Four Time PGA Resort Merchandiser of the Year, 1992 Carolinas PGA Golf Professional of the Year.
 

2004

Heyward Sullivan
Greenville
1967 SCGA Amateur Champion, 6 Greenville CC Championships, 1993 & 95 Azalea Sr. Champion, 1996 US Sr. Runner up, 1998 4th place in British Sr. Open, CGA President 1998-1999
 

2003

David DuPre
Blythewood
Great Amateur career including: 4 SCGA Amateur Championships, SC Intercollegiate Champion, Member of SCGA Board
 

2002

Kathy Baker-Guadagnino
Lake Wylie
LPGA Tour 1983-1999, Low Amateur in US Women's Open, US Women's Open Champion, Curtis Cup & World Cup team member in 1982
 

2001

Billy Womack
Florence
Four-time SCGA Amateur Champion, Great junior and high school record including runner-up USGA Junior
 

2000

Kathy Hite James
Florence
13 Junior Championships in Carolinas, WSCGA Champion four times, Played LPGA Tour 14 years, SC Athletic Hall of Fame
 

1999

Frank Ford, III
Charleston
Great Amateur career, Six time Azalea Winner, Many CGA & SCGA titles, CGA Board member since 1984, CGA President 1994 - 1995
 

1998

Jackie Seawell
Aiken
Long time golf professional with extensive work with juniors, Playing career titles include SC Intercollegiate
 

1997

Happ Lathrop
Hampton
1968 SCGA Amateur Champion, SC Intercollegiate, SCGA Executive Director since 1976
 

1996

Allen Powers
Orangeburg
Great Amateur playing career including ,CGA Championship, SC Intercollegiate, & Four CGA Four Ball Championships, Served on both the CGA and SCGA Boards, SCGA President 1993-1994
 

1995

Beth Daniel
Charleston
Winner of Thirty-two LPGA tournaments, 1979 LPGA Rookie of the Year, LPGA Champion 1990, LPGA Player of the Year 1980,1990,& 1994, Two time Curtis Cup team member
 

1994

Joe Simons
Simons
Long time SCGA Board member with good playing career, Served as SCGA President 1985 -1986
 

1993

Gordon Baker
Florence
Great junior career including 1958 USGA Jr. Championship, 1958 SC Golfer of the Year, Served on SCGA Board and was President in 1988-1989
 

1992

Charlie Prentice
Columbia
Golf professional of Columbia CC for Thirty-three years, Played in five US Opens, SCPGA Chapter Champion, 1979 CPGA Professional of the Year
 

1991

Patsy Johnson
Spartanburg
Two-time WSCGA Champion, WCGA Champion, WSGA Girls Junior Committee many years

Joe Davis
Spartanburg
Thirty years as Head Professional at Country Club of Spartanburg, Fifty-Four year member of PGA, Past president of CPGA, 1963 CPGA Professional of the Year.
 

1990

Vic Lipscomb
Union
Great SC professional playing career, Winner of three SC Opens, 1986 CPGA Professional Golfer of the Year
 

1989

Charles Dudley
Greenville
Great Amateur playing career, North-South Champion 1947, 1948 SC Amateur, Won some club events for 8 decades going back to the 1920's
 

1988

Jack Lewis
Florence
Great Amatuer and Professional playing careers, First SC Walker Cup team member, Member of SC Athletic Hall of Fame, Wake Forest Hall of Fame
 

1987

P.J. Boatwright
Spartanburg
1951 SCGA Amatuer Champion, 1951 CGA Champion, Extensive work with USGA including many years as Executive Director
 

1986

Norman Flynn
Lexington
Golf Professional with outstanding record, Winner SC Open, Winner Carolinas Open, Past President of the SCPGA chapter, Winner SC Open,1980 CPGA Professional of the Year

Dick Horne
Mt. Pleasant
Extensive international amateur playing career, Winner SC Open, CGA Match Play titles 1995 - 1996 SCGA President

Georgia Hart
Columbia
Author, Golf official and player, First President of SC Sr. Women's GA, Installed handicap system in WSCGA
 

1985

Cam Henderson
Walterboro
1959 SCGA President, Outstanding Amateur playing, career including 1958 SCGA Amateur

Walton Boatwright
Beaufort
Outstanding player and winner of many women's events, Past President of WSCGA, Past President of WCGA

Jimmy D'Angelo
Myrtle Beach
Long time Myrtle Beach Professional and promoter of golf in the Grand Strand, "Mr. Golf" on the Grand Strand, in the Carolinas PGA Hall of Fame
 

1984

Kat Salley
Columbia
Past Columbia City Women's Champion, Past President of WSCGA, Women's SC Sr. GA, and Women's CGA, installed USGA Slope handicapping in SC

Orville White
Aiken
Golf professional with extensive playing career, Many years as Head Professional at Midland Valley CC

Harold Hall
Columbia
Good Amateur playing career including 1938, 1939, and 1946 SCGA Championships,
Many Columbia City titles
 

1983

Bobby Knowles
Aiken
Extensive international amateur playing career, Various State Championships, SCGA Sr. Championship, Walker Cup team, 29 years as Masters Committeeman

Jim McNair
Aiken
Great Amateur and Professional playing career, 1958 PGA Pro of the Year, Long time owner of Highland Park CC

Betsy Rawls
Spartanburg
Winner of 53 professional golf tournaments, LPGA Hall of Fame 1960, Winner of Four US Women's Open Championships
 

1982

Jack Jordan
Charlotte, NC
Good amateur player, 1979 SCGA President, Long time SCGA Board member

Eddie Riccoboni
Sumter
Golf Architect, Promoted and advanced the PGA in South Carolina
 

1981

Annette Roddy
Sumter
Co-founder of SC Women's Golf Association, President WCGA, Two-time winner of the SC Women's Amateur, First course rating Chairman

Jim Huffman
Columbia
1970 SCGA President, Long time SCGA Board Member and Official

Mike Serino
Ft. Jackson
Long-time golf professional at Fort Jackson, Great instructor and promoter of golf, Helped introduce WSCGA statewide
 

1980

Katherine Hemphill
Columbia
One of the most outstanding women golfers to come from SC, Won Texas Open, Former member of Curtis Cup Team

Dawson Addis
Columbia
1975 President of SCGA, Long time SCGA official and Jr. Golf Supporter

Melvin Hemphill
Columbia
Golf professional with SC Open Championship, Long time head Professional and instructor at Forest Lake Club
 

1979

Mitt Jeffords
Orangeburg
Long time promoter of golf, with focus on Jr. players, 1939 SCGA President

Carolyn Cudone
Myrtle Beach
Five-Time USGA Women's Sr. Champion, Multi-winner of WCGA & WSCGA titles, Captain & member of USGA Curtis Cup Team on several occasions

Henry Picard
Charleston
Great Professional career including Masters & PGA Championships, Club professional at CC of Charleston
 

1978

Jane Covington
Orangeburg
Co-founder and first President of WSCGA, Five-time winner of WSCGA,
Five-time winner of WCGA, Six-time winner of WSCGA Seniors

Grant Bennett
Columbia
Long time golf professional and instructor, Carolina PGA Hall of Fame, SC Athletic Hall of Fame, Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame

Dillard Traynham
Greenville
Great SC Amateur player, 1959-65 SCGA Amateur Champion, 1958 SCGA President

Randy Glover
Florence
Eight-time SC Open Champion, Played PGA Tour, Winner of the The Azalea Open, Extensive career as club professional in SC

Charles Rountree, Jr.
Lexington
Served two different terms SCGA President, "Father of Junior Golf" in SC, Served 36 years as SCGA Board Member
 

1977

Robert Causey
Hampton
SCGA Executive Secretary 1959 - 80, SCGA Senior Amateur Champion

Ben Davies
Barnwell
Great SCGA supporter and Board member, Developed and edited first
SC Golfer newspaper in 1963

Frank C. Ford, Sr.
Charleston
7-time SCGA Amateur Champion, Extensive playing career, The "Wizard of Wapoo"

Tatum Gressette
Columbia
Long time SCGA supporter, Former President of SCGA, Founder & Past President
of SC Golf Hall of Fame

George T. Trescott
Charleston
Original member of SCGA Board, 1929-1951 SCGA Secretary,Club Team Championship
in his honor

* information for this article taken from the South Carolina Golf Association website.



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