The annual Golf Day meeting and awards ceremony of the South Carolina Golf Association took place at the Columbia Country Club on January 13th. This event was a blend business and recognition with Laurens resident Walter Todd being one of two new inductees in the Association’s Hall of Fame.
Todd, with an impressive nearly 40-year amateur career, now proudly holds a place in the Golf Hall of Fame as the 77th inductee. His golf resume speaks volumes, adorned with team wins alongside his brother T.D. and cherished tournament victories in both the CGA and SCGA Father-Son championships. Todd’s wins in these events were not only notable but also marked by playing alongside each of his sons, Walt and Neal.
Reflecting on the significance of golf in his family’s life, Todd expressed, “Golf has been an important part of our family’s life for as long as I can remember, and it still is very important.” His induction into the SCGA Hall of Fame recognizes not just his prowess on the golf course but also his contributions to the game, serving as a past president of the Carolinas Golf Association and Director of the South Carolina Golf Association.
In Todd’s own words, “Being in the Hall of Fame never crossed my mind. It is a great honor and one that I will always cherish.” His list of achievements includes victories in both the SCGA and CGA Mid-Am Championships, along with numerous four-ball and team championships. Todd’s journey in golf extended to national events, including participation in the recent USGA Senior Amateur championship.
Acknowledging the profound impact of golf on his life and family, Todd expressed gratitude, saying, “The friends and relationships I have made and the places I have been to have been so great I know I will never be able to give back to the game what this has meant to me and my family.”
Adding to the celebration, Jeff Tallman, Golf Pro at Musgrove Mill Golf Club, congratulated Todd on his induction, emphasizing the significance of Todd’s contributions to the golf community.