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The Haskins Award

From the seaside town of Liverpool to a quaint Donald Ross course in Georgia, Fred Haskins built a long-lasting reputation for mentoring young golfers. Haskins was recommended for Head Golf Professional by the legendary Bobby Jones and stayed with Country Club of Columbus for 34 years. His protégés learned the game during Saturday morning classes that only cost a nickel. His students went on to win more than 150 collegiate and amateur tournaments. Haskins, a master club-maker as well, passed away in 1981.

To pay tribute to Haskins influence on amateur golf, the Haskins Commission was formed in 1971, devoted to amateur golf and the presentation of the Haskins Award. The coveted Haskins Award honors the year’s most outstanding and accomplished collegiate golfer while recognizing and the memory of Fred Haskins. The commission, based in Columbus, Ga., oversees the voting conducted among college golfers and coaches. Recipients of the Haskins Award have won 28 Majors and recorded more than 260 victories on the PGA and Champions tours.
 



The Annika Award

The ANNIKA Award is presented annually to the top female U.S. collegiate golfer; the winner voted on by players, coaches and members of the golf media. First awarded in 2014, the ANNIKA Award was created by the Fred Haskins Commission and we are honored to partner with the ANNIKA Foundation to present this award annually.

The Southeastern Amateur

The Southeastern Amateur, created in 1922 by the man who was recommended by, and later encouraged to entertain the offer by, Mr. Robert Tyre Jones (Bobby Jones) himself. That man of course is Mr. Fred Haskins.

Since that time, the Southeastern has been held in both Match-Play and Stroke-play formats, and many records have been set along the way.

Mr. Haskins originally created the tournament as the Columbus Country Club Invitational. W.H. Dismuke Sr., a familiar player on the local links, won the inaugural event. The tournament was later renamed in 1938, controversial as it was at the time, to the Southeastern Amateur. Mr. Tommy Barnes was the first to have his name inscribed on the newly named trophy.

To pay tribute to Haskins influence on amateur golf, the Haskins Commission was formed in 1971, devoted to amateur golf and the presentation of the Haskins Award. The coveted Haskins Award honors the year’s most outstanding and accomplished collegiate golfer while recognizing and the memory of Fred Haskins. The commission, based in Columbus, Ga., oversees the voting conducted among college golfers and coaches. Recipients of the Haskins Award have won 28 Majors and recorded more than 260 victories on the PGA and Champions tours.