Paul Simson of Raleigh, N.C., is the most successful player in the history of the Carolinas Golf Association. The CGA began honoring the Player of the Year in 1997 and Simson has won four times, in 1998, 2005, 2008 and 2009. His winning ways date back to 1990 with his first win at the Carolinas Mid-Am. This 58-year-old insurance executive has also won the Senior Men’s Player of the Year Award the past four years and is well on his way to winning again in 2010.
One of Simson’s most outstanding years was accomplished on both sides of the Atlantic in 2008. He won four times and competed in the U.S. Senior Open, the U.S. Amateur held at Pinehurst, and in the U.S. Senior Amateur.
Simson holds the all-time record that currently stands at 22 Carolinas Golf Association championships. Simson won the British Senior Amateur for the second time in 2008 and made the cut in the British Senior Open in 2009. He won back-to-back North and South Amateur Championships in 1995-96