Hugh Royer, Jr.'s Bio

Hugh Royer, Jr., was born in Eastman, Ga., on August 19, 1936. He moved to Columbus, Ga., where he was nurtured into a love of golf by Columbus County Club professionals Fred Haskins and Charlie Harper, as well as University of Georgia Golf Coach Howell Hollis. His first win was the All-Southern Junior in 1949, at the age of 13. In 1958, he won the Georgia State Amateur, and the Southern Amateur. Mr. Royer turned professional in 1959 and won both the St. Charles Open and the Western Open on the PGA Tour. He was Head Golf Professional at Callaway Gardens from 1960 to 1966. He won the Georgia PGA titles twice, the Georgia State Open, and the Georgia Senior Open. He also served as Head Golf Professional at Bull Creek Golf Club in Columbus. Mr. Royer served as president of the Georgia PGA and was the Georgia Golf Professional of the Year in 1983.