Mississippi has produced a number of historic golfers who have left a lasting legacy on the game in Mississippi. These individuals made great contributions to the game through their talent as well as leaving memorials in their name for the Mississippi Golf and Mississippi Junior Golf Associations. Below we remember those individuals who saw the game of golf grow during their lifetime and hoped to sustain it into the future.
H.G. Weddington (April 18, 1917 - January 13, 2016) Weddington won the Mississippi State Amateur 3 times (1939, 1947, & 1948) and was inducted in the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 1983. And it was at Ole Miss where he made his mark as one of the best amateur golfers in Mississippi, never losing a match while playing for the Rebels.
Stan Hall (January 28, 1961 - January 16, 2016) Hall was an avid golfer throughout the state. He won the 2014 and 2015 State Senior 4-ball, Reunion Club Championship, and the Norman Bryant Invitational. He also served on numerous Mississippi Cup Teams and the Governor's Cup Teams.
Jack Pannell (August 5, 1929 - July 1, 2015)
Janey Pannell (May 11, 2017)
Robbie Webb (August 11, 1939 - August 2, 2012) Webb won the State Junior in 1953 at the age of 14 and the State Open in 1968. He was the head golf professional, groundskeeper, and manager of Canton Country Club from 1963-1978 and from 1988 until his retirement in December 2006. From 78-88, he was the head golf professional at Deerfield Country Club. Webb also was a member of the Mississippi Cup Team in 1967 and 1970, and was named Gulf States Section Pro of the Year in 1970 and 1984. In 1976, he was inducted into the University of Southern Mississippi's Sports Hall of Fame.
Jay Jordan (July 28, 1963 - June 17, 2009) Jay was a member of the PGA since 1985 and was the head golf professional at Castlewoods Country Club. He was an accomplished golf instructor and led the Northwest Rankin High School golf team to win the state championship in 2005.
Bob Travis ( - December 5, 2008) Known for many years as Mississippi's Mr. Golf, Bob began playing golf at the age of 15. He was a 4 year letterman and captain of the team. Throughout his golfing career, he qualified and played in 3 USGA national championships: US Amateur, US Senior Amateur, and the US Senior Open. Bob was a founding member of the Mid South Golf Association, where he played as a member of the Mississippi team for more than 10 years.
Randy Sullivan (July 31, 1959- February 6, 2013)
Wilson Reeder (September 14, 2017)