Cudone Honored In Myrtle
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
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