Inaugural class inducted into Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame

The Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame last week inducted its first six members as part of the reopening of the renovated Pine Lakes Country Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Those in the first class to be honored included W. Cecil Brandon, who worked with the PGA Tour to build the Tournament Players Club of Myrtle Beach; Gen. James F. Hackler Jr. , recognized for the opening of the Bay Tree Golf Plantation; and Robert White, architect of Myrtle Beach’s first golf course, which is now Pine Lakes Country Club, and the first president of the PGA of America.
Also recognized were Clay Brittain Jr., who founded the Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday marketing organization; Carolyn Cassidy Cudone, who has been active in the Myrtle Beach Junior Golf Association; and Jimmy D’Angelo, founder of the Golf Writers Association of America Championship.
“We are excited to debut the Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame today ... to honor the men and women who were trailblazers in the Myrtle Beach area golf industry,” said Bob Swezey, Chairman of the Myrtle Beach Hall of Fame Board of Directors.

The Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame, which began in 2008, will induct new members each April. Honorees will be recognized with a monument in the Pine Lakes Country Club Hall of Fame Garden. 


Great job!!! You picked the right people, and they sure deserve it. Cecil Brandon is of course known for a lot more than bringing TPC to Myrtle Beach, and Jimmy D'Angelo is sorely missed by all who knew him. I'm so pleased that you have created this hall of fame for these and other deserving people. I will definitely come to visit on my next trip through Myrtle Beach.

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