Father of the Year

Family Golf Week’s Current & Past “Fathers 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 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 – 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