Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame

Phillip Goings

“Welcoming all to the Dunes Golf and Beach Club with South Hospitality” 2015

Goings started at the club as a dishwasher, but moved outdoors where he became the head looper at Myrtle Beach's most famed course. A razor sharp memory made Goings an outstanding caddy master, despite only playing the game once in his life. His personality endeared him to Dunes Club members and guests alike. Fellow Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Famer Jimmy D'Angelo once said of Goings, "He treats everybody like they are the President of the United States ... He's the world's best." Goings worked at the Dunes Club for 53 years, setting a standard for work ethic and service that served the entire Myrtle Beach golf community well.


He married Maxine Hughes Goings on March 26, 1964.  The couple had two daughters, Leta and Philecia, who graduated from Coastal Carolina University. Goings lived his entire life in Georgetown and Horry counties, and when he wasn't with his family or working, he was likely at Mt. Olive AME where he served as an usher and trustee.