Charles Harrison's Bio

Charles Harrison was born in Atlanta, Ga., on June 25, 1931. He won the 1947 Atlanta City Junior Championship and then went on to letter in golf for four years at Georgia Tech. Charles Harrison won both the Atlanta City Amateur and the Atlanta Athletic Club championships a whopping nine times during his illustrious career and the Atlanta Country Club Championship six times. He also claimed victories in the 1955 Southern Amateur and the 1959 Georgia State Amateur. In 1966, Mr. Harrison was ranked 13th best amateur in the country, and in 1967 he was an alternate for the U.S. Walker Cup team. He qualified for the U.S. Amateur 16 times, placing as a quarterfinalist in 1959 and placing 5th in 1972. He was also a quarterfinalist in the 1980 British Amateur and twice played in the Masters Tournament. Mr. Harrison served as a director of the Southern Golf Association and was the president of the Atlanta Golf Association from 1971 to 1985. He was elected to the Georgia Tech Hall of Fame in 1978 and Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in 1991.

Charles Harrison has always had an interest in renovating old houses and here, he modestly describes hos golfing talents:

I grew up swimming, playing golf, and watching Bobby Jones at the East Lake Golf Club. I became a pretty good amateur golfer myself, and was fortunate to play in the Masters twice, as well as many other tournaments.