Championship Trophy Case

 

Steve MacIsaac 
2019 SSGA Champion

 


The 2019 SSGA Annual Championships featured 200 member golfers from all over the US (our modern, expanded version of "Southern Seniors"). Members competed in the Senior Division, Grand Senior Division and Ladies Championships on the three championship courses at the Sea Island Resort in Georgia.

The Championship Flight in the 89th Annual Southern Seniors Championship was contested as a 54-hole individual stroke-play event at scratch. This change from match play was to accommodate the expanded number of SSGA members who wanted to compete for the title of "2019 SSGA Champion"Steve MacIsaac (Mooresville, NC) went head to head with Rusty Boyd (Birmingham, AL), his partner when they won the Kohler Challenge together earlier in the year. Steve and Rusty were tied going into the final round on the famous Seaside course. Tim Murphy (Sarasota, FL), who was a qualifying medalist for the US Senior Amateur this year, was only two strokes back creating some exciting pressure in the final three-some! Steve MacIsaac finished with a strong 78 in the chilly breeze to become a three-time SSGA Champion.

All flights other than Championship Flight in each division competed in the traditional match play net format with Flight Champions, runners-up and consolation winners recognized. Several new friendships were created even when not recognized with trophies!

 
 

  

Dick Horton
2019 Grand Seniors Champion

 

SSGA Grand Senior Division Championships

The Grand Senior Championship Flight played 6,000 yards at scratch on the Sea Island Seaside, Plantation and Retreat courses. The regular Grand Senior Flights played the traditional match play format with net scoring at 5700 yards. Again, more friendships were created than trophies awarded! 

Dick Horton, from Nashville, TN, played three solid rounds to narrowly defeat three players by just two shots. Ron Clements (Huntersville, NC), Gordon Jones (Asheville, NC) and Ray Killian (Charlotte, NC) all tied for second with two-time Champion, George McInnis (Panama City Beach, FL), just one more stroke back. What an exciting finish!   





 

 

 

 

 

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
2019

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
Steve MacIsaac

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
Mooresville, 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
2019

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
Dick Horton

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
Nashville, TN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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