Instructors

PGA Head Professional, Andy Hinson

Awards

  • 2014 HHI PGA Golf Professional of the Year
  • 2013 HHI PGA Match Play Champion
  • 2006 Golf Digest’s #3 Best Teacher in South Carolina
  • 2000 Philadelphia PGA Assistant of the Year
  • 1998 Philadelphia PGA Teacher of the Year

Biography

Andy is a native of Jacksonville, Florida and became a golf professional in 1984. After completing his golf apprenticeship in 1988 in Hilton Head Island, SC, he worked as an Assistant Professional in Highlands, NC and Rockville, MD.

Andy moved to Philadelphia, PA in 1993 where he served as the Head Golf Professional at Ingleside Manor, Teaching Professional at Meadowlands Country Club and as the Assistant Professional at Philadelphia Country Club. While in Philadelphia, he was rated the #8 Golf Instructor in Pennsylvania in Golf Digest’s “Best Teacher’s in the State”, was nominated for the 1995 Junior Golf Leader Award for the Middle Atlantic Section of the PGA, was the 1998 “Teacher of the Year” and the 2000 “Assistant Professional of the Year” for the Philadelphia Section of the PGA.

In 2002, Andy returned to Hilton Head as a Teaching Professional with The International Junior Golf Academy. He was rated the #3 Golf Instructor in South Carolina in Golf Digest’s “2006 Best Teacher’s in the State” and in 2014 Andy was awarded the “Golf Professional of the Year” for the Hilton Head Island PGA Chapter. He has also appeared as the featured instructor in USA Today and on PGA.com. 

Andy is married to the former Lori Wintrode of Danville, VA and his hobbies include reading, snow skiing and kayaking.
Playing experience:

  • 1989-2001 Florida and Caribbean winter mini-tours – Multiple Top 10 Finishes
  • 1991 PGA Tour’s Deposit Guaranty Golf Classic
  • 1992, 1993 & 1995 Finals of the Rums of Puerto Rico Pro-Am
  • 1992 Jamaica Open
  • 1994 Finals of the Oldsmobile Scramble National Championship
  • 1995 Middle Atlantic Section Challenge Cup Team
  • 1998, 1999, 2001 & 2002 Philadelphia Section Dick Smith Cup Team
  • 2010 & 2012 Honors Cup team for the Hilton Head PGA Honors Cup Tea,
  • 2013 Match Play Championship for the Hilton Head Island PGA - Winner

PGA Assistant Professional, Cody Carter

Awards

  • 2014 & 2015 U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Teachers Honorable Mention
  • 2014 PING Regional Fitter of the Year
  • 2014 PING Top 100 Club Fitter in the Nation

Biography

Cody is from Vidalia, Georgia and became a golf professional in 2009. Prior to joining The Legends’ staff in 2013, he was an assistant professional at Black Creek Golf Club, Savannah Quarters Country Club and at Sanctuary Golf Club. Cody completed his PGA apprenticeship in August 2015 and was elected a PGA Class A member in September 2015. 

During his apprenticeship, Cody became passionate about teaching and club fittings.  He developed an extensive club fitting program which is available at The Legends Performance Center (LPC). One year into the LPC, Cody was awarded the 2014 PING Regional Fitter of the Year and 2014 PING Top 100 Fitter in the Country. Cody is a certified PING fitter, Titleist fitter, Callaway fitter, Edel putter fitter, FlightScope Professional and USKG instructor. 

As a teacher, Cody has developed into one of the top young golf instructors in the area teaching beginning golfers to tour players.  Cody revamped The Legends Junior Golf programs in 2013 and was awarded with the 2014 & 2015 U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Kids Teachers Honorable Mention. 

Cody is married to the former Amanda Sunken of Richmond Hill, Georgia. They welcomed their first child in February 2016.