Championship Trophy Case

 

Clark (L) and runner-up Rusty Boyd
Champion Wes Clark (R) with Tournament Chairman Gordon Jones


The 88th playing of the Southern Seniors individual match play championship saw Wes Clark extend his streak of victories.  In winning the Annual Championship, Clark made it four in a row.  He has won two individual tournaments and two team events since joining SSGA in 2017.

Clark of Charlotte, NC defeated six-time Champion, Steve Scoville in the opening match.  He then won over Gordon Jones in the second round.  In the final match MacIsaac defeated Rusty Boyd from Birmingham, AL. The Championship Flight played 6,350 yards at scratch.   The Seniors tournament field consisted of 36 golfers from 10 states.  
 
 
 

  

George McInnis,
2018 Grand Seniors Champion

 


George McInnis of Panama City Beach, FL successfully defended his 2017 title and is winner of the 25th Annual Grand Seniors Match Play Championship.   McInnis is the sixth multiple winner and the third Champion in back-to-back years.  He has been a member of Southern Seniors since 2010 and serves on the Association's Board of Directors and Tournament Committee.

In the first round McInnis defeated 2011 Champion Walter Gross of Indianapolis, IN.  In the second round he won over Jack Gregory of Roanoke, VA.  In Championship Match he defeated Jack Carroll of Penhook, VA.

The Championship Flight played 6,000 yards at scratch on Pinehurst Courses No. 5, No. 1, and No. 8.  Sity-six senior golfers, age 70 or better from 11 states participated in the Grand Seniors Division.


 

 

 

 

 

Annual Champions

1930
1931
1932
1933
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
1941
1947
1948
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955
1956
1957
1958
1959
1960
1961
1962
1963
1964
1965
1966
1967
1968
1969
1970
1971
1972
1973
1974
1975
1976
1977

A. Paul Bagby
Howard G. Phillips
Charles H. Jennings
Charles H. Jennings
Francis C. Robertson
Francis C,. Robertson
Bryson W. Biggs
Bryson W. Biggs
Robert Lowry
James T. Kilpatrick.
Bryson W. Biggs
W. Latimer Brown
Richard S. Tufts
Arthur F. Lynch
Ben F. Kraffert, Jr.
Ben F. Kraffert, Jr.
Ben F. Kraffert, Jr.
Frank B. Edwards
John W. Roberts
J. Walcott Brown
John W. Roberts
J. Walcott Brown
J. Walcott Brown
Quentin G. McCombs
William S. Terrell
Dorsey Nevergall
Dorsey Nevergall
James Edwards
John S. Connnolly
Nolan S. Hatcher
Nolan S. Hatcher
Curtis Person
Curtis Person
Norton Harris
Elliott B. Smith
Norton Harris
Norton Harris
B. C. McCall
George W. Pottle
Neill Croonquist

Dale Morey
John P Morrell

Williamsburg, KY
Pinehurst, NC
Miami Beach, FL
Miami Beach, FL
Pinehurst, NC
Pinehurst, NC
Raleigh, NC
Raleigh, NC
Shamokin, PA
Greensboro, NC
Raleigh, NC
Charlotte, NC
Pinehurst, NC
Scarsdale, NY
Titusville, PA
Titusville, PA
Titusville, PA
Spartanburg, SC
Columbus, OH
North Palm Beach, FL
Columbus, OH
North Palm Beach, FL
North Palm Beach, FL
Burlington, NC
Charlotte, NC
Pompano Beach, FL
Pompano Beach, FL
Kingsport, TN
Arlington, VA
Florence, AL
Florence, AL
Memphis, TN
Memphis, TN
Key West, FL
Greenville, TN
Key West, FL
Key West, FL
Chattanooga, TN
Southern Pines, NC
Edina, MN

High Point, NC
Clover, NC

1978
1979
1980
1981
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Harry Lee Welch
W. Brown McDonald
Dale Morey
W. Brown McDonald
John P. Morrell
John P. Morrell
John P. Morrell
John P. Morrell
Tom Green
Edward A. Ingle
Roger T. McManus
Richard E. Goerlich, Jr.
Richard E. Goerlich, Jr.
Richard E. Goerlich, Jr.
Richard E. Goerlich, Jr.
Jay Baumgardner
George Gilbert
Tom Raney
Raymond "Bubba" Nelson
Tom Metzgar
Dave Daniels
Ben Cornett
Cliff Perry
Bill Lee
Bill Lee
Gordon Huey
Tom Metzgar
C. W. Mayes
Steve Scoville
Joe Tippett
Dwight Duke
Steve Scoville
Don Kronenwetter
Steve Scoville
Steve Scoville
Steve Scoville
Steve Scoville
Steve MacIsaac
Pat Parcells
Steve MacIsaac
Wes Clark

Salisbury, NC
Warner Robins, GA
High Point, NC
Warner Robins, GA
Clover, SC
Clover, SC
Clover, SC
Clover, SC
Kerrville, TX
Chattanooga, TN
Mt. Pleasant, SC
Tampa, FL
Tampa, FL
Tampa, FL
Tampa, FL
Bristol, TN
Dataw Island, DC
Little Rock, AR
Houston, TX
Haines City, FL
Richmond, VA
Dunwoody, GA
Winston-Salem, NC
Charlotte, NC
Charlotte, NC
Virginia Beach, VA
Haines City, FL
Andersonville, TN
Binghamton, NY
San Antonio, TX
Duluth, GA
Binghamton, NY
N. Myrtle Beach, SC
Binghamton, NY
Binghamton, NY
Naples, FL
Naples, FL
Mooresville, NC
Moneta, VA
Mooresville, NC
Charlotte, NC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 









 

  Grand Seniors Champions

1994
1995
1996

1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005

Clifford M. Kirkland, Jr.
Jay Bleakley
Clifford M. Kirkland &
Jack Rathbone
George Gilbert
George Gilbert
George Gilbert
Marion Hatcher
Ed Ingle
Frank Quimby
Dick Flynn
John Sterchi
Ed Ingle

Atlanta, GA
Hilton Head Island, SC
Atlanta, GA
Baton Rouge, LA
Dataw Island, SC
Dataw Island, SC
Dataw Island, SC
Orlando, FL
Chattanooga, TN
St. Simons Island, GA
Naples, FL
Knoxville, TN
Chattanooga, TN

2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

George Skelton
Jerry Dempsey
George Skelton
George Skelton
Sam Wallace
Walter Gross
Jerry Lancaster
Jerry Lancaster
Bill Beebe
Fritz Blaicher
Lynn McPheeters
George McInnis
George McInnis

Bristol, VA
Greenville, SC
Bristol, VA
Bristol, VA
Hartfield, VA
Indianapolis, IN
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Santa Rosa Beach, FL
West Chester, OH
Vero Beach, FL
Nashville, TN
Panama City Beach, FL
Panama City Beach, FL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Five-Time Winner John Morrell (L), Champion in 1977, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985.
 
Thruston Pettus, runner-up (left) and Curtis Person, 1967 Champion