Mr. Charles Fraser
(1929 – 2002)
Lifetime Achievement
Mr. Charles Fraser was an incredibly gifted real estate developer whose vision helped transform Hilton Head Island from a sparsely populated sea island into a world-class resort and golf destination. Included in his long list of accomplishments is the development of both Sea Pines and Harbor Town Golf Links.
Mr. Joseph Fraser
(1926 – 2014)
Lifetime Achievement
Mr. Joseph Fraser took a hands-on approach to helping develop the Island into what it is today. He also was instrumental in founding the Heritage Classic Foundation which greatly helped in saving our professional golf tournament here on the Island.
Mr. Charles Price
(1925 – 1994)
Golf Historian and Author
Mr. Charles Price was appointed by the Fraser brothers to market Sea Pines and the Heritage Golf Tournament. He was a freelance writer for Sports Illustrated and Golf Digest, as well as a founder of Golf Magazine.
Mr. Kevin King
Male Competitor
Mr. Kevin King has dominated amateur golf in the Low Country for two and a half decades. Among his accomplishments are nine Hilton Head Amateur titles, one Hilton Head Open Title, and two South Carolina State Mid-Am Titles.
Mr. James Ferree
Instructor and Male Competitor
Mr. James Ferree has won tournaments on the PGA Tour and the PGA Champions Tour. He has been inducted into the PGA Hall of Fame, Carolina’s Golf Hall of Fame, Tri-State PGA Hall of Fame, UNC Hall of Fame, and is a recipient of the Ben Hogan award.
Mr. Tim Moss
Instructor and Male Competitor
Mr. Tim Moss is one of the original 40 PGA Master Professionals. One of the Low Country’s most esteemed instructors- he was the swing coach and golf mentor to several Hollywood elite during the 1999 filming of The Legend of Bagger Vance.
Mr. Michael Harmon
Instructor and Male Competitor
Mr. Michael Harmon has over 20 PGA victories, sits on the advisory board of Polo/Ralph Lauren, and serves his community greatly. When asked about his success he humbly says, “My biggest honor in golf and how I have been able to give back to our game the most is through my almost thirty year endeavor/effort at Secession.”
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Mr. Cary Corbitt
Lifetime Achievement

Mr. Cary Corbitt quite possibly has done more to establish and further golf in our Low Country than any other individual. Mr. Corbitt’s most treasured accomplishments are not his tenure or any affiliations, but what he has been able to give back to the community through his illustrious career.

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Mrs. Karen Feree
Female Competitor
Mrs. Karen Ferree’s golf career spans six decades of competition and victories, starting in 1967 with the Title of Carolinas Junior Champion and continuing through her WSCGA Senior Champion in 2011. She played a key role in the development of the “Palmetto Cup Matches,” co-founded the Hilton Head Junior Golf Association, and is involved in numerous charitable causes in our area.
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Doug Weaver
Instructor and Male Competitor
Mr. Doug Weaver, a former PGA Tour player, has coached 23 years – the past 13 serving as Palmetto Dunes’ highly respected Director of Golf Instruction. Weaver stays busy helping others improve and grow in the game. He has been faithful for 23 years to the HHIPGA Junior Golf Programs. Weaver has been the golf coach for all three area high schools and hosted a local TV golf show for 10 years. He also competed in two US Opens and he has been named Golf Magazine’s Top Teacher in the Region. His awards include the PGA President’s Council on Growing the Game for every year form 2005 to 2010.
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Linda Hartough
Golf Landscape Artist
Mrs. Linda Hartough is widely considered to be the foremost golf landscape artist in the world. She is the only artist ever commissioned by both the USGA and the championship committee of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews to paint their respective opens. Linda approaches each course in two ways: as a scene the golfer would appreciate and as a piece of fine art. She takes hundreds of pictures of any scene, different light, different angles, even the plants. Her attention to detail is evidenced in the incredible quality of her paintings.
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Edward “Skip” Malek
Instructor & Male Competitor
Mr. Skip Malek began his career in golf at the prestigious Oakmont Country Club in 1971 as Assistant Professional under the tutelage of Head Professional Lew Worsham. Upon his arrival in the Low Country in 1980, Skip became the first Head Professional at Bear Creek Golf Club.
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Clyde B. Johnston
Lifetime Achievement, Golf Architect
Mr. Johnston is President of Clyde Johnston Designs, Inc. Golf Course Design & Land Planning. Since opening in 1987, the firm has completed the design of forty 18-hole courses, one 9-hole addition as well as renovation plans for approximately eighty other golf courses.
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Mr. Ron Cerrudo
Instructor & Male Competitor
Mr. Cerrudo played on the PGA Tour for twelve years, amassing four professional victories. He came to Hilton Head Island toward the end of his playing career in 1979 and became one of the most sought after instructors in this part of the country. Mr. Cerrudo started his instruction at the Shipyard Golf Club and later moved to Port Royal Golf Facility. He currently holds the Head Instructor position at Daniel Island Golf Club in Charleston.

Ron has said his biggest accomplishment in his golfing career is the joy he gets instructing and helping our wounded warriors learn the game of golf.

Mr. Donald O’Quinn
Lifetime Achievement, Golf Architect
Mr O’Quinn held the Sea Pines titles of Vice President of maintenance, Vice President of Sports, and Vice President of Golf; he was instrumental in the design of Harbour Town Golf Links, along with Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus. He also worked with Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, and George Cobb on other course designs. Charles Frasier once said, “Without Donald O’Quinn’s input and guidance Harbourtown Golf Links and Sea Pines would not exist today as we know it.”