Father & Mother of the Year

Family Golf Week’s “Fathers & Mothers of the Year”

Each year of the event the staff at Family Golf Week chooses an individual to be honored with the title of Father & Mother of the Year. Current, past, & future recipients of the title exemplify what it truly means to support, grow, and nurture the community as a father figure.

2020/21 – Hugh Royer III, Golf Instructor and former PGA TOUR player
2019 – Charlie Rymer, Professional Golfer and Golf Broadcast Personality
2018 – Bill Golden, President of Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday
2017 – John Rhodes, Mayor of the City of Myrtle Beach
2016 – Gene Weldon, a Myrtle Beach golf community icon
2015 – Major Dan Rooney, founder of the Folds of Honor Foundation
2014 – Col. Charles “Charlie” Thrash, Myrtle Beach golf industry leader and Director of the Professional Golf Management Program at Coastal Carolina University
2013 – Col. George Hilliard, President of the Myrtle Beach Golf Course Owners Association
2012 – Clay Brittain, instrumental in the successful development of the golf package program in Myrtle Beach, SC

2011 – Joe Louis Barrow, Jr, Chief Executive Officer of The First Tee
2010 – Joe Black and Gary Schaal, former Presidents of the Professional Golfers Association of America
2009 – Lou Holtz, former Head Football Coach at the University of South Carolina and ESPN analyst
2008 – Jim Hodges, former South Carolina Governor
2007 – Happ Lathrop, the Executive Director of the South Carolina Golf Association
2006 – Dal Shealy, President of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes
2005 – Cecil Brandon, the “Father of Myrtle Beach Golf”
2004 – Bobby Richardson, 1960 World Series Most Valuable Player
2003 – Mickey McCamish, former Executive Director of Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday


2020/21 – Kelly Tilghman – renowned sports anchor and Myrtle Beach Golf community philanthropist.