Cudone Honored In Myrtle Beach

March 12, 2009

By David Shefter, USGA

Far Hills, N.J. - Five-time USGA Senior Women's Amateur champion Carolyn Cudone was one of six individuals to be enshrined in the newly created Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Hall of Fame on Thursday at Pine Lakes Country Club.

The Hall of Fame was created to honor men and women who have played significant roles in all aspects of the Myrtle Beach golf industry, including playing, teaching, course design and construction, marketing and administration.

The 90-year-old Cudone, who lives in Myrtle Beach, claimed her record five consecutive USGA titles from 1968 to 1972, winning the Senior Women's Amateur when it was a 54-hole, stroke-play championship. The event switched to a match-play format in 1997.

 Cudone also was a member of the 1956 victorious USA Curtis Cup team, and she captained the USA squad to victory in the 1970 Match. Besides her stellar playing career, Cudone also is credited with starting the Myrtle Beach Junior Golf Program in 1981. She ran the organization for 21 years before turning over the reins at the age of 83.

Joining Cudone in the inaugural class are Cecil Brandon, Clay Brittain, Jr., Jimmy D'Angelo, General James Hackler, Jr. and Robert White. D'Angelo, Hackler and White are being inducted posthumously.

David Shefter is a staff writer for the USGA's Digital Media Department. E-mail him with questions or comments at

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