Elizabethton native named to Low Country Golf HOF
Published 10:10 pm Thursday, January 20, 2022
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FROM STAFF REPORTS
Billy Sampson, Director of Instruction at Old Tabby Links on Spring Island, has been named to the Low Country Golf Hall of Fame and will be inducted during an awards ceremony to be announced at a later date.
Sampson is originally from Elizabethton where he attended East Tennessee State University. He moved to Hilton Head Island and began his professional golf career at Sea Pines Resort where he worked from 1990 – 1995. He continued his professional career at Old Tabby Links beginning in 1995 and is currently the Director of Instruction.
He has also been very active in the PGA of America of which he has been a Class “A” member since 1997. Since becoming a member of the
PGA, he has served as the Vice-President and President of the Hilton Head Island Chapter of the PGA and he has devoted his time to the Carolinas PGA Section while serving on the Board of Directors in 2005 and 2006.
His many contributions to the Hilton Head Island Chapter led to him being named the chapter’s Golf Professional of the Year in 2007, 2010 and 2013.
In addition, he was also the recipient of the Carolina’s Section Bill Strausbaugh Award, Presidents Plaque, Palmer Maples Teacher of the Year and Golf Professional of the Year.
Sampson is also a member of the Elizabethton High School Hall of Fame. Community involvement is something that he feels is an important part of being a PGA Professional and is involved with many different local charities and civic groups along with being the advisor to the Hilton Head High and Elizabethton High Schools golf programs.
The Low Country Golf Hall of Fame is dedicated to honoring and recognizing people who have excelled in golf or who have contributed to the world of golf through integrity, innovation and leadership.