Stewart “Skip” Alexander

Inducted: 1987
  • Professional golfer
  • Born 1918 in Philadelphia, raised in Durham
  • Helped Duke University capture four SC golf team championships and won two individual titles
  • Joined the PGA tour in 1946 and won three tournaments
  • Earning a spot on the 1949 and 1951 Ryder Cup teams
  • Overcame near tragedy in 1950 when he was badly burned in a plane crash; underwent numerous operations, including 17 skin grafts, and returned to the course to win his lone match for the 1951 Ryder Cup team
  • Became a top club pro in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Awarded the 1959 PGA Club Pro title and the 1959 Ben Hogan Award for courage
  • Died in 1997