Georgia Amateur Championship Records


Multiple Victories
 

There have been 70 different champions over the 96 times the Georgia Amateur Championship has been played.

6 -- Allen Doyle (1978, 1979, 1982, 1987, 1988, 1990)

5 -- Arnold Blum (1946, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1956)

3 -- Jim Gabrielsen (1970, 1974, 1976) 
        Danny Yates (1977, 1989, 1996)

2 -- Watts Gunn (1923, 1927) 
        Eugene Cook (1925, 1926) 
        Charles Yates (1931, 1932) 
        Billy McWilliams (1933, 1934) 
        Frank Mulherin, Jr. (1937, 1965) 
        Jack Key, Jr. (1949, 1961) 
        William Goodloe (1954, 1955) 
        Tommy Aaron (1957, 1960) 
        Carter Mize (1993, 1994) 
        Russell Henley (2008, 2009) 
        David Noll, Jr., Dalton (2003, 2011) 
        Lee Knox, Augusta (2010, 2012)

Father-Son Champions

Dan Yates, Jr. (1939) & Danny Yates (1977, 1989, 1996)
Hugh Royer, Jr. (1958) & Hugh Royer III (1986)

Brother Champions

Charles Black (1928) & Dave Black (1930)
Charles Yates (1931, 1932) & Dan Yates, Jr. (1939)
Jack Key, Jr. (1949, 1961) & Billy Key (1967)

Youngest Champion

Robert T. Jones, Jr. - age 14 (1916)
Colin Bowles - age 16 (2016)
Charlie Yates - age 17 (1931)
Harris English - age 17 (2007)
 
Oldest Champion

Frank Mulherin - age 50 (1965)

 

Champions in Consecutive Years

3 -- Arnold Blum (1950-52)

2 -- Eugene Cook (1925-26)
       Charles Yates (1931-32) 
       Billy McWilliams (1933-34) 
       William Goodloe (1954-55) 
​       Allen Doyle (1978-79 and 1987-88) 
​       Carter Mize (1993-94) 
​       Russell Henley (2008-09)

Champions with Most Years between First and Last Victories

Frank Mulherin - 28 years (1937 to 1965)
Danny Yates - 19 years (1977 to 1996)

Champions in Three Decades

Allen Doyle - 1970s (‘78, ‘79), 1980s (‘82, ‘87, ‘88), 1990s (‘90)
Danny Yates - 1970s (‘77), 1980s (‘89), 1990s (’96)
 

Champions in Two Decades

Frank Mulherin - 1930s (1937) & 1960s (1965)
Arnold Blum - 1940s (1946) & 1950s (1950, 1951, 1952, 1956)
Jack Key, Jr. - 1940s (1949) & 1960s (1961)
Tommy Aaron - 1950s (1957) & 1960s (1960)
David Noll, Jr. –  2000s (2003) & 201s (2011)

Host Clubs

Since the inaugural event in 1916, the Championship has been played on 29 golf courses in 20 cities.

Eight
Idle Hour Club, Macon
(1923, 1940, 1953, 1968, 1978, 1997, 2008, 2014)

Seven
The Savannah Golf Club (1917, 1927, 1954, 1959, 1966, 1994, 2005)
Coosa Country Club, Rome (1935, 1948, 1961, 1975, 1986, 1996, 2006)
Athens Country Club (1950, 1958, 1964, 1972, 1992, 2004, 2018) 

Six
Druid Hills GC, Atlanta (1920, 1922, 1928, 1938, 1951, 1962)
Augusta Country Club  (1921, 1937, 1952, 1957, 1969, 1991)
Atlanta Athletic Club - East Lake (1924, 1930, 1934, 1941, 1956) Riverside Course, Duluth (1995)

Five
Capital City Club, Atlanta (1916, 1926, 1932, 1936, 1946, 2016)

Four
CC of Columbus (1925, 1947, 1960, 2009)
Pinetree CC, Kennesaw (1976, 1985, 2003, 2013)
Sea Island GC, St. Simons Island (1931, 1939, 1989, 2015)

Three
Radium Springs CC, Albany (1929, 1949, 1963)
Valdosta CC (1955, 1965, 1983)
Green Island CC, Columbus (1967, 1977, 1988)
Doublegate CC, Albany (1971, 1987, 2002)
Cherokee Town & Country Club, Atlanta (1973, 2001, 2011)
West Lake CC, Augusta (1980, 2000, 2017)

Two        
Glen Arven CC, Thomasville (1933, 1970)
Savannah Inn and CC (now Wilmington Island Club) (1979, 1984)
Ansley GC-Settindown Creek, Roswell  (2007, 2012)

One      
Spring Hill CC, Tifton (1974)
Dalton Golf & CC (1981)
Dunwoody CC (1982)
The Farm, Rocky Face (1990)
The GC of Georgia (Lakeside), Alpharetta (1993)

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