Bill Sampson, director of golf at Old Tabby Links, recently received the Palmer Maples Teacher of the Year Award for his outstanding service as a golf instructor. Sampson hosts private and group lessons, institutes weekly clinics, conducts TPI classes for club members, hosts multi-day camps and offers free lessons to juniors who cannot afford the fee.
They earn the lessons by how much they practice, play and keep their grades up in school. He has instructed outstanding golfers such as Don Allen and Tom Humphrey. He is a member of the PGA President’s Council, serves on the golf committee and greens committee at his club, and has won numerous awards within the section and on a national scale.