2022 SC Golf Hall of Fame Inductee: Gary Schaal

Gary Schaal, a Murrells Inlet resident, has had a distinguished career as a golf professional and industry leader. Schaal earned a playing spot on the Ohio Wesleyan collegiate team from 1960-’63 and held the captain title in ’62 and ’63, the year he earned all-conference honors.

After valiantly serving his country as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force, Schaal began his professional golf career in 1973 in the Myrtle Beach area. Since the beginning of Schaal’s golf career, he has remained committed to growing and sustaining the game at the local and national level. He was elected a member of the Carolinas Section of the PGA of America in 1976 and served as a board member from 1980 until 1989, holding the offices of Secretary, Treasurer and President from 1983-’85. Schaal was elected to the PGA of America Board of Directors in 1987 and became the 28th President of the PGA of America in 1993-’94.

Gary Schaal has grown and developed the game of golf throughout the Carolinas and across the United States. Schaal’s induction into the SC Golf Hall of Fame makes him a member of six Halls of Fame including the Ohio Wesleyan University Sports Hall of Fame, Carolinas PGA Hall of Fame, Carolinas Golf Association Hall of Fame, PGA of America Hall of Fame and the Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame.

Gary Schaal was inducted into the SC Golf Hall of Fame on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at the 18th Annual South Carolina Golf Day hosted at Columbia Country Club.

View the South Carolina Golf Hall of Fame application.

2022

Gary Schaal

The 18th Annual South Carolina Golf Day is scheduled to be held on Saturday, January 8th, 2022 at Columbia Country Club beginning at 12.00 p.m. South Carolina Golf Day honors the SC Hall of Fame Inductees, the 2021 Champions, the Player of the Year, Senior Player of the Year, and other special awards.A limited number of tickets are available for the general public. For any information regarding the SC Golf Day please contact Susan Avery at the SCGA Office (803-732-9311)

2019

Mike Lawrence - Anderson, SC

1970 SC Junior PGA Champion; Member of the Clemson University Golf team; All ACC 1978; 1984, 1987, 1988 winner of the South Carolina Open; 1988 & 2004 South Chapter Champion; 2007, 2010, 2011 Western NC Open Champion; 2009 Yeamans Hall Senior Open; Two time Champion of the CPGA Pro-Pro; Three Time Champion of SCPGA Pro-Pro; Thirty Four year member of the PGA of America; Long time golf instructor

Kevin King - Hilton Head, SC

Member of the University of North Carolina Golf Team; All ACC 1978 & 79; 1988 & 98 SCGA Mid-Amateur Champion; 1989 SCGA Amateur Champion; 1989 SC Amateur POY; Nine time Hilton Head Amateur Champion; Seven time USGA Mid-Am & US Am contestant; 2018 SCGA Senior Amateur Champion

2018

Kelly Tilghman - Windermere, FL

Member of the Duke University Golf team; Won the 1990 Lady Paladin Invitational; Played Professionally from 1992-96 in Europe, Australia and Asia; Member of the Golf Channel's Original Broadcast Team; PGA Tour's first Female Lead Golf Announcer; Involved with the First Tee of the Carolinas and the Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies.

Charles Warren - Greenville, SC

1990 State High School Champion; 1995 Carolinas Amateur Champion; 1997 SC Amateur Champion; 1997 NCAA Champion; 1998 NCAA Runner Up; 1997 & 98 ACC Individual Champion; Three Time Collegiate All American ; Three Time Winner on the Nationwide Tour; Eight Year Member of the PGA Tour; Board Member of The First Tee Upstate.

2017

Dillard Pruitt - Greenville

1979 Carolinas Junior Amateur Champion; 1982 SCGA Amateur Champion; 1983 & 2002 Sunnehanna Champion; 1991 PGA Tour Chattanooga Classic Champion; 2003 Canadian Amateur Champion; 2003 CGA Match Play Champion; PGA Tour Rules official starting in 1998

2016

Bob Boyd - Mt. Olive, NC

Eight time Carolinas PGA Player of the Year; Inducted in the Carolinas PGA Hall of Fame in 2007; Four time Carolinas PGA Section Champion; Four time Carolinas Open Champion; Five time South Carolina Open Champion; PGA National Club Professional Champion; Played in 10 PGA Championships, 5 US Open Championships, 3 British Senior Open Championships, and 2 Senior PGA Championships; Carolinas PGA Professional of the Year Award was named in his honor in 2008.

Steve Liebler - Irmo

All American at the University of South Carolina; Spent four seasons on the PGA Tour; Has played in every USGA individual Championship; Semifinalist at the 2005 USGA Mid-Amatuer and the 2015 USGA Senior Amateur; Coached his alma mater of South Carolina to six NCAA Tournament appearances in 10 seasons; Won the Eastern Amateur 30 years apart

2015

Charlie Rymer - Orlando

1983, 1984 & 1985 SCGA Junior Champion; 1985 US Junior Amateur Champion; 1985 Carolinas Player of the Year; 5 time Collegiate Tournament Winner at Georgia Tech; All America honors at Georgia Tech; PGA Tour 1995-97; Television personality for many networks including the Golf Channel; Long time promoter of Junior Golf

2014

Bill Smunk - Kingstree

1984 SCGA Amateur Champion; 1989 & 1995 SCGA Mid-Amateur Champion; 2007 SCGA Mixed Team Champion; 2009 SCGA Senior Amateur Champion; 2009 SCGA Partners Champion; 2009 & '12 SCGA Lathrop Cup Champion; 1994 Carolinas Four Ball Champion; 2007 & 2011 Carolinas Senior Four Ball Champion; 1983 US Amateur participant; 2008 US Sr Amateur participant; multiple local and club titles

2013

Karen Ferree - Hilton Head

1967 Carolinas Junior Champion; 2003 Carolinas Senior Champion; 2002 & 2003 Carolinas Women's Four Ball Champion; 1997 & 2002 WSCGA Stroke Play Champion; 1995, 2001, & 2008 WSCGA Match Play Champion; 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, & 2011 WSCGA Senior Champion; 2004 & 2005 Ione D. Jones/Doherty Senior Amateur Champion; 2001, 2002, & 2003 Carolinas Senior Player of the Year; Competed in the US Women's Amateur, US Women's Open, US Women's Mid-Amateur, US Women's Senior Amateur, & US Women's State Team Matches.

George Cobb - Greenville

1934-1935 University of Georgia Golf Team; Designed over 200 Golf Courses; Designed the Par 3 Course at Augusta National Golf Club; American Society of Golf Course Architects; American Society for Landscape Architects; Served 25 years as a design consultant for Augusta National Golf Club

2012

Bert Atkinson - Charleston

1991, 95 & 98 SCGA Player of the Year; 1991 & 95 SCGA Amateur Champion; 1994, 95 & 96 CGA South Carolina Match Play Champion; 1994, 95 & 96 Carolinas Four Ball Champion; 1997 SCGA Mid Amateur Champion; 2008 & 09 US Senior Open participant; 1991 US Mid Amateur Runner Up; 1997 & 98 Rice Planters Champion; Seven time City of Charleston Champion

2011

Lea Anne Brown - Charleston

1991, 2003 & 05 South Carolina Stroke Play Champion; 1991, 92 & 94 South Carolina Match Play Champion; 13 time Charleston City Amateur; 2004, 05 & 06 Mixed Team Champion; 2009 South Carolina Four Ball Champion; 2010 South Carolina Senior Amateur Champion; Qualified and Played in 2005 & 06 US Mid-Amateur; Represented SC in USGA Team Matches 1995, 97, 2005 & 2007; 2005 Riccoboni Trophy winner

2010

Bobby Foster - Columbia

1963, 65 & 67 Columbia City Champion, 1967 SCGA Amateur Runner Up, Heap Professional of WildeWood and Spring Valley Country Clubs, Golf Coach at the University of South Carolina, Assistant & Associate Director of Athletics for USC, founded the Fairway Outreach program in 1987, has been the Director of the Columbia City Tournament since 1986.

2009

Larry Penley - Central

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.

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

Happ Lathrop - Hampton

1968 SCGA Amateur Champion, SC Intercollegiate, SCGA Executive Director since 1976

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 Horton - 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

Played PGA tour from 1932-1957, notched 2 victories on the PGA Tour, won the 1945 PGA Section Championship, won 1953, 54 and 55 SC Opens. Played in 2 Masters and 2 US Opens, Head Professional & co-owner of Midland Valley CC 1960-1981

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

Kathryn 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

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