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Gold Tee Members

Executive Committe  *

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Al Britsch *

Born In Cincinnati – August 6, 1943
Grew up in Newport, Ky
Lived in Bridgewater, NJ for 25 years.
Other places – Ellington/South Windsor, CT and Dayton, OH
Worked as Electrical/Electronic Engineer at Bendix, Gerber Garment Technology, Singer Sewing Co., Spiral Binding and 15 years for Bayer Diagnostic and Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Division in Tarrytown, NY
Education – University of Cincinnati – BSEE, MSEE, University of Dayton – MBA
Member – Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church, Tradition ARB Board, IEEE Engineering Society
Was married for 45 years to my beloved wife Faye.  
Two children and 4 grandchildren



Dale Guzlas *

December 8, 1944

Chicago; Morristown, Colts Neck, NJ

Western Electric, AT&T - manufacturing, marketing

U.S. Army, Viet Nam

Southern Illinois University, BS; Fairleigh Dickinson University, MBA - Marketing

Wife - Sue Guzlas (August 7, 1970)

Children - Karla, Little Silver, NJ; Cortney, Naperville, IL;

Kyle, Olympia, WA

Grandchildren - Silas, Mary, Brynnleigh, Christopher, Haidn, Teal

Dog - Cappuccino (miniature long haired dachshund)

Joke Of The Day (JOTD)


Jerry Mithen 

Born: New Orleans, LA

Loyola University BS/Law school 2 years

KSU Adjunct Facility Grain Science Dept 28 years

Certifications: RS, HACCP Seafood, NEHA, LPCO, Instructor GMP’s, HACCP

United States Marine Corps-Honorable Discharge

Lived NOLA/New Hampshire/. Chicago/Manhattan KS

Operations Manager Trans New England Airlines Freight 2 years

VP Food Safety Audit Services Global (3,000 clients) AIBI-30 years

VP Food Manufacturing Services RQA, Inc 10 years

Taught Food Safety Courses: Saudi Arabia, Yugoslavia, Chili, Argentina, Mexico, Japan, Germany, England (Robinson College Cambridge U), Ireland, Scotland, USA, Canada

Co Authored 6 International Food Safety Standards for different Industries.

Co-Authored British Retail Consortium Global Standard for Food Safety North American Edition 

Started up 1st. Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Plant (31 Flavors Inc.)  Japan, McDonalds plants Japan, S. Korea

Worked with FDA and attorneys to correct regulatory plant closure problems in USA.

Son Brian Mithen is an IT Specialist


Brian Kramer
Born April 1, 1958 in Pottsville, PA; Raised in Pine Grove, PA

  • Graduated The Pennsylvania State University, 12/79 – BBA

  • Worked in Public Accounting (Main Hurdman – KPMG), Telecom (Sprint), Health Insurance (Keystone Health Plan), Carlisle Hospital and Non-profit Health & Wellness Foundation, Coastal Carolina University, Legends Resorts and TPC Golf Course

  • Current: Self-employed Kramer Accounting Services – small business accounting and income tax prep; CPA licensed in Pennsylvania (1983) and South Carolina

  • Spouse: Cynthia Kramer (12/27/96)

  • Built Tradition home in 1998; Moved full-time in 2005 – 43 Confederate Lane

  • Dog: Stormi

Ted Wroth

from Poolesville, Maryland. Retired Recreation Program Manager.

Married for 48 years to Dean Wroth.

I was an IAABO HS Basketball official;

I worked 3 years for Kemper Sports Management as Operations Director for the Booz Allen Classic.

I was Executive Director of the NFP Maryland Senior Olympics and recently President of the SC Senior Sports Commission.

I’ve also worked for the PGATOUR/TPC Properties for nine years. 


Hugh Espey

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Harry Stewart


January 15, 1941

From: Akron / Cleveland Ohio area.
Grew up Lake County Ohio

Chandler Technical School Cleveland Ohio

Swagelok Corporation Plant Manager

Tradition resident/Men’s Club member 1996

Frank Hawkins

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Dale Hertweck 


Bill McElroy


Born July 39, 1935 in Ranger Texas

BBA Midwestern State University Texas

Captain, AGC, in the Army Reserve 11years

39 Year Professional Career with the Boy Scouts of America in, Councils in Texas & South Carolina  and 15 of those years on the National staff in Dallas, Atlanta, Naperville Il.

Retired in 1997 to Savannah Lake Village 6 years and then to Pawleys Island

Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church Elder and Clerk of Session

Board of LBTS 12 years and President for 6 years

Co-founded the Litchfield Beautification Project (LCBC later LBF)

Married my wife of 40 years, Jean and have a blended family of 4 children, 5 grandchildren and 3 Great grandchildren

Spending most of my time working in my yard and watching golfers on 9th tee box

Bob DiClementi


Jay Jones


Dennis Lasarsky


Doug Armour

September 6, 1962

Spouse Valerie Paxton (May 15, 1993)

Dogs - Gemma and Oakley

Grew up in St Clair Shores MI

Charleston SC 1982 - 1991

BS College of Charleston, SC

Princeton, NJ 1991-1994

Raleigh NC 1994 - 2021

Moved to Tradition October 2021

Technical Sales at Xerox, EFI Inc. 

Took up golf in March of 2022

Tom Strasser

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Glen Campbell *

December 6, 1950 Long Beach, California 

Lived in Long Beach and

  Orange County until 2001 


  Family Hardware business 1974-1999 

2 children Jeff and Kelly. 

  2 grandchildren AJ and Josephine.  

Moved to Seven Hills, Ohio.

Married Mary Ellen Henderson/Campbell       2004. 

2 grandchildren Fiona and Julian. 

Owner Vineyards Wine Merchant –


Moved to Pawleys Island 2016 

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V. Paul Lempert *

Born in Dover, N.J. October 29, 1942.

Grew up in Edison, N.J. and Piscataway, N.J.

Worked for Bell Labs/Bellcore for 30 years     as Computer/Network Tech.

Moved to P.I. Jan. 1998 and worked at Coastal Univ for 13 years as a Network Tech.

I like golf (sometimes),

Pickleball (most times),

and drinking wine (all the time).

Also, photography has been a hobby since 1974, and I still use a camera.

Spouse is Maureen from 1972 till....

No children, but many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and great nephews.

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Charlie Zelinsky *

May 25, 1955

Grew up in Mantua, New Jersey,

Employed 42 years at RCA (Camden, NJ) and its legacy companies, engineering defense communication systems;

Wife - Loretta Samartino (Sept 17, 2014) Passionate about inclusion in sports - Special Olympics.


Tom Swanson

Born Eauclaire, WI.

Asc. Degree Madison Area Tech. College

31 years Western Electrice, AT&T, Lucent

Tradition Resident 22 years

4 years With NG

WIfe Katie


Vinnie Esposito

Larry Barksdale


Marion Culpepper


Ron Eaglin

Spouse: Bonnie married June 30. 1962

Education: South East Missouri University 1962;

Masters Southern Illinois University 1965; PhD. University of Utah 1970

Work: forty six years in Higher Education. Vice Chancellor of Academics South Carolina   Upstate. 1974-1985

Chancellor Coastal Carolina 1985-.1992; President Morehead State University 1992-2005

Served on Board of NCAA for 19 years’ Served as mentor on athletics to new college presidents 2005-2008

Went to college on tennis scholarship and have continued to play until recently. Started playing golf when moved to Tradition in 2005.

Bill Jacobs


Bob Misa


Dick Pacella


David Philips


Ed Sheldon


Bill Kendall


Bob Cates


George Gabelman

Born 7/12/1943 Bronx New York.

Moved to Oakland NJ at age 12.

Military Service US Army from 1965-68.

Last NJ Residents Crystal Springs

In Hamburg NJ. Moved to Murrells Inlet

In 2007.


Vince Franco *                       
October 6, 1938
From: Bridgewater, NJ.  
Grew up in Wildwood, NJ.
AT&T, Lucent  Marketing, Quality Mgt.
Spouse - Dot (April 15, 1961)
Glassboro State  BA History
NJ Natl Guard 8 yrs.
Cat – Pumpkin
Gold Tees President since 2001


John McLaughlin *

Moved from – South Windsor Ct.

Grew up in upstate NY – Wampsville

Employed by Aetna for 33 years

Better half – Celise

4 children and 12 grandkids

Dog – Brody

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Tom Little 

Born - March 29, 1946, 

Lived in - Jersey City, NJ, Metuchen, NJ, Neshanic Station, NJ, The Villages, FL,

  Traditions SC 6years

US Army - 1966- 1968 - Infantry SGT E-5

Newark State College - BA, MA

Educator - 40 years Social Studies.   Administrator

Wife - Elaine - 51 years

Children - 2; Grandchildren - 5

Dog - Scarlett

Chaplin & Scholarship Committee Chair ELKS

Treasurer - Gold Tees

Jef Sturm

Born 8/23/1941

Degreed Cleveland Institute of Art 1964

Wife Debrah

Professional Artist exhibiting in The Gray Man Gallery, Brookgreen Gardens and Georgetown Gallery

Teach oil painting at Seacoast Artists Guild and privately

Dog: Morgan Scottish Terrier

Gold Tee Member since it’s inception in 2000


Al Carline

Early years in Clifton, NJ. 

Attended Pope Pius XII HS and Seton Hall University, receiving BA and MA degrees. 

ROTC led to commissioning as 2nd Lieutenant in the Army, followed by Active Duty, National Defense University in Washington, DC and the Command and General Staff College.  Retired with rank of Lieutenant Colonel. 

Taught Social Studies at Clifton HS for 39 years and was the Varsity Coach for the girls’ basketball team for 28 years.   

Married Ann 8/28/1965 and have 3 daughters and 4 grandchildren. 

Lived in Fairfield and Montville, NJ

Built home in Tradition in 1999 and became full time residents in 2008.

Director of Operation HOPE for the Knights of Columbus Council at Precious Blood Catholic Church.

Gary Clifford


From - Saratoga, New York

Retired - General Electric Co., Environmental,   Health and Safety Specialist.

Wife - Kathy (DAR) and 2 children with 4 Grandchildren

Tradition Community - 11 years  and 9 years as full time resident Gold Tees member for 10 years

Involved with many local volunteer opportunities.

Tom Sandham


Bob Caufield

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Bill Renault

Born (June 4 1932) Manhattan NY

Mount St Michael High School (Bronx NY)

Graduate California St University  MS in Business Admin

National Sales Manager (Totes Rainwear)

Sales Manager  Southern California Division of Vanity Fair Mills

Product Manager (2 product lines based in NYC) Vanity Fair Mills

Spouse  Jeanette  June 5 1955

Craig Monaghan


Tom Teters


Doug Waikart


Paul Hayes

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Jeff Allbright

From New Hampshire

Retired Civil Engineer

Tony Montone


Les Pitzer

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Bruce Ebbets *


Mike Smith *

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Glen Akers


Dieter Wegner


Terry Tuttle

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