Palmer Maples Teacher of the Year: Doug Weaver, PGA

Palmetto Dunes Resort

Doug Weaver, Director of Instruction at Palmetto Dunes Resort in Hilton Head, SC, receives the Palmer Maples Teacher of the Year Award for his outstanding service as a golf instructor. Doug has made numerous contributions to golf instruction within the Section for many years. He hosts private and group lessons, conducts weekly clinics, volunteers some of his time to free lessons for people of all ages, hosts Mental Golf Workshops, instructs lessons for young children while using songs to help them remember how to play, captains a PGA Jr. League Team, assists with Special Olympics programming, regularly writes articles for newspapers and magazines, and is the Hilton Head High School golf team’s Assistant Coach. Doug, a PGA Member since 1986, has instructed outstanding golfers like Luke Carpenter (Adams Tour Member), Evan Muscari (won West Virginia US Open Qualifying and college golfer at Concord College), and Freddy Reyes (a Drive, Chip, and Putt finalist at Augusta National). Additionally, Doug was a member of the PGA President’s Council from 2005-2010 and has received numerous awards and recognitions including the: 2012 Hilton Head Island Chapter Teacher of the Year Award, the 2002 Growth of the Game Award from the Linda Bennington PGA Foundation, and induction into the Lowcountry Golf Hall of Fame.