Longtime Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort Director of Golf Instruction Doug Weaver, a former PGA Tour professional, fired a 66 on March 2nd to capture the 10th annual CPGA Old South EZ Go Pro-Am by five strokes.
Old South Director of Golf Jim Uremovich, host professional, congratulates Doug Weaver following Weaver’s round of 66 on March 2nd at the 10th annual CPGA Old South EZ Go Pro-Am. Weaver won the event by five strokes.
Twenty-one CPGA professionals led five-player teams competing at Old South Golf Links in Bluffton. Weaver’s squad, which consisted of residents of Palmetto Dunes Resort, finished third overall.
A Callaway Staff player, Weaver credited his equipment for the low round. “My transition to the Callaway Rogue Pro Irons and the Mac Daddy wedges has been very easy,” Weaver said. “Along with the dependability of the Chrome Soft Golf Balls, I have more confidence and can play more aggressively.”
Swingfit Clubfitting staff, Chris Wycoff and Mike Haddick was meticulous in matching the correct shaft, lofts and lies to allow me to play aggressively, said Weaver.
In 2017, Weaver was selected for induction into the Lowcountry Golf Hall of Fame.
He starred for a Hilton Head high school team before taking his talents to Furman University, where he played alongside fellow future PGA Tour player Brad Faxon.
Weaver’s professional breakthrough came in 1987 at the Zell Wood Country Club Open in Florida, where — despite playing in a final group with three former PGA Tour pros — he birdied the 72nd hole to capture his inaugural title.
Weaver went on to win 14 mini-tour events and earn his PGA Tour card in 1988. At the 1989 U.S. Open, he gained notoriety as one of four PGA Tour pros in less than a two-hour period to record a hole-in-one on the sixth hole at Oak Hill Country Club.
His colleagues have voted him as Golf Digest magazine’s No. 2 Instructor in South Carolina. Also, he has been named the Carolinas PGA “2017 Teacher of the Year” and Hilton Head Island PGA chapter's “ 2012 Teacher of the Year.” In addition, Weaver hosted a local TV golf show for more than a decade.
Pictured From Left: Craig Varrelman, Evan Greenplate, Doug Weaver, Jeff Druzak, Brian Greenplate. The team took 3rd out of 21 teams.