A long-time resident of Myrtle Beach, Carolyn Cudone dominated golf on the national scene and won numerous championships in three states. The New Jersey native won that state’s stroke play championship 11 times and the Metropolitan New York title five times. After moving to Myrtle Beach, she was a five-time winner of the Carolinas Women’s Amateur and a five-time winner of the South Carolina Women’s Amateur. Nationally, she recorded five straight victories in the USGA Senior Women’s Amateur from 1968-72 and took the women’s North and South Senior six times.
Other achievements included selection to the 1956 Curtis Cup team and serving as the team’s non-playing captain in 1970. She also won the 1960 Women’s Eastern and the 1968 Women’s North and South Amateur.
Mrs. Cudone was not only a fine player. She contributed mightily to the game as a promoter of junior golf. She was instrumental in the formation of a fine junior program in the Myrtle Beach area.
Carolyn Cudone was inducted into the Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame in 1987, following induction into the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame in 1975 and the South Carolina Golf Hall of Fame in 1979.