Bill Smunk of Kingstree, S.C. has been chosen to be inducted into the South Carolina Golf Hall of Fame. For a half of a century, Smunk has been a prominent fixture on leaderboards throughout the state.
Smunk will become the Hall’s 64th member in a ceremony conducted at Columbia Country Club on Jan. 10th. He is very deserving of this honor as he is the only player to win the S.C. Golf Association’s Amateur, Mid-Amateur and Senior Amateur championships.
Smunk won his first title, the 1968 Paris Island Club Championship at the age of 18. He followed up this win with many more that include the Amateur in 184, the Mid-Amateur in 1985 and ’95 and the Senior Amateur in 2009. He has qualified for the U.S. Amateur and the U.S. Senior Amateur and has amassed an amazing 24 holes-in-one. This year, at the age of 64 he captured the senior title in the SCGA’s Tournament of Champions at the Tradition Club.
Congratulations to Mr. Smunk for his many accomplishments and his induction into the South Carolina Golf Hall of Fame. Well done Sir.