Georgia Senior Championship Event History

The Georgia Senior Championship is open to male amateur golfers who are GSGA members, Georgia residents and age 55 or older as of the first day of the championship.The format is 54 holes of stroke play with the field cut to the low 70 and ties after 36 holes. From 1963-71, the Senior Champion was awarded the Claude N. Hughes Trophy. There was no Championship conducted from 1972-86. It returned in 1987 with Johnny Skeadas of Savannah winning the title. Beginning in 1998, the Skeadas family now awards the trophy, named in his honor, to the Champion each year.

1963-1967 Competition for the Claude N. Hughes Trophy (given by his family in 1962)

1987 - Competition for the Johnny Skeadas Trophy (given by his family in 1998)

Year
Champion
Hometown
Runner-Up
Result
Site
1963
C. O. Murphy
1964
Zeke Carter
1965
Tom Dever
1966
Bill Zimmerman
1967
Bill Zimmerman
1968
Tom Forkner
1969
Tom Forkner
1970
Art Patchin
1971
Art Patchin
1972-1986
The GSGA did not conduct a Senior Championship.
1987
Johnny Skeadas
Savannah
223
The Landings Club (Plantation), Savannah
1988
Les Noel
Atlanta
222
Sheraton Savannah Resort
1989
Joe Estes
Atlanta
226
The Landings Club (Oakridge), Savannah
1990
Walt Fugate
Macon
143
Brookstone Country Club, Acworth
1991
Walt Fugate
Macon
220
Eagle’s Landing Country Club, Stockbridge
1992
Johnny Skeadas
Savannah
216
Coosa Country Club, Rome
1993
Bill Myers
Marietta
222
Druid Hills Golf Club, Atlanta
1994
Earl Bowden
Macon
222
Idle Hour Club, Macon
1995
Bill Ploeger
Columbus
212
Country Club of Columbus
1996
Richard Tatum
Atlanta
226
Highland Country Club, LaGrange
1997
Bill Ploeger
Columbus
144
The Farm, Rocky Face
1998
Joe Estes
Atlanta
218
Pinetree Country Club, Kennesaw
1999
Bill Ploeger
Columbus
225
Griffin Country Club
2000
Dick Van Luevan
Atlanta
213
Green Island Country Club, Columbus
2001
Tom Reid
Macon
214
West Lake Country Club, Augusta
2002
Frank Costanzo
Savannah
211
The Landings Club (Deer Creek), Savannah
2003
Spencer Sappington
Alpharetta
224
Savannah Golf Club
2004
Spencer Sappington
Alpharetta
220
Country Club of Columbus
2005
Spencer Sappington
Alpharetta
214
Doublegate Country Club, Albany
2006
Larry Clark
Kennesaw
211
Cherokee Town & Country Club, Atlanta
2007
Spencer Sappington
Milton
217
The Ford Plantation, Richmond Hill
2008
Bill Ploeger
Columbus
213
The Landings Club (Marshwood), Savannah
2009
Jimmy Thomas
Johns Creek
214
Green Island Country Club, Columbus
2010
Spencer Sappington
Milton
211
Achasta Golf Club, Dahlonega Achasta Golf Club, Dahlonega
2011
Jimmy Jackson
Macon
216
Forest Heights Country Club, Statesboro
2012
Doug Hanzel
Savannah
203
Reynolds Plantation - Great Waters, Eatonton
2013
Jack Hall
Sea Island
202
The Landings Club-Deer Creek, Savannah
2014
Doug Hanzel
Savannah
213
Doublegate Country Club, Albany
2015
Doug Hanzel
Savannah
205
Brickyard Golf Club, Macon
2016
Chris Hall
Marietta
214
The Legends at Chateau Elan, Braselton
2017
Bob Royak
Alpharetta
204
Idle Hour Club, Macon
2018
Chris Hall
Marietta
214
Pinetree Country Club, Kennesaw
2019
Bob Royak
Alpharetta
211
Cherokee Town & Country Club, Atlanta
2020
Louis Brown
Marietta
204
The Standard Club, Johns Creek

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