Club Members

Old South Marlin Club Founders

Jeffrey H. Burton

R. Lupton Pittman III

Randall Ward

Old South members proudly protecting our freedom around the world...

    • Ben Watson - US Army, Special Operations

    • Eric Wolfe - US Army, 276th Engineer Battalion

    • Grant McMains - US Army

    • Honey Badger - US Army

    • Mother - US Army, Special Forces

    • Porn Star - US Army, Special Forces

    • Too Touch - US Army, Special forces

Record holders and tournament winners...

    • Anthony Trueman-Farrell - IGFA All Tackle (Length) record holder 127cm Barramundi on 15kg mono, All Tackle record 127cm Barramundi on 15kg mono

    • Donald G. Doney - IGFA World Record Holder, Pacific Cubera Snapper - 2lb line)

    • Dr. Stephen Block - Former US Olympic Team Eye Doctor, Champion, 2004 Governors Cup Tournament

    • Jada (Van Mols) Holt - Former Junior World Champion. 130 pound women's all tackle Atlantic Blue Marlin world record - 1305 pounds

    • Karl E. Knudsen - World Billfish Series Champion 1998 & 2006, Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament winner 1998, WBS Versus Tournament of Champions winner 2006

    • Randy Ringhaver - Chairman/President Ring Power Corporation, Winner of the Bermuda Triple Crown Billfish Championship

    • Stephen Bolick Jr. - NC Junior Angling Champion

    • Sue Vermillion - World Cup Blue Marlin Champion

    • Susan Ward - HIBT Lady Angler Wahine Award 2000 & 2011

    • Trevor Hansen - World record Meagre of 23.2 kgs on 2 kg line

Old South Members...

  • Amy Gunther - Team nurse

  • Andrew McMains - Coastal Studies Institute, PhD Candidate

  • Andy Coleman - Inventor and waterman

  • Annie Dragicevic - Aussie girl

  • Austin D. Rorie - Financial Advisor

  • Beverly Norman - World traveler, and the lady of Luana

  • Blount Craft

  • Bob Kirby - President/CEO Tower Financial Group

  • Bob Lowe - Past President, Game Fishing Association of Australia, President of Lizard Island Game Fishing Club

  • Bob Seiler - Leica Microsystem

  • Billy Cipriani - President, ESK

  • Brendan Shaw - Angler supreme and national rugby team player

  • Brett Tarter - President, BJT Logistics, Inc.

  • Brian Banducci - National Sales Manager. United Shield International

  • Brooke Smith - Security Manager, Surefire Flashlights

  • Charla Thompson - Owner, Charla Photography, Kailua Kona, Hawaii

  • Chris Norman - Ship builder, Co-founder, AUSTAL

  • Christina Holloway - Chevalier Advertising/Marketing and Public Relations

  • Chuck Fretwell - Former US Army Special Operations

  • CJ Dugan - Former Special Operations Operator

  • Crockett Long - Co-Owner, Long Beverage Corporation

  • Dal Barbar - Real Estate, Raleigh, NC

  • Dallas Goodwin - Dallas Goodwin Investments

  • Daniel A. Briggs - Bush pilot & SAG stunt performer

  • Dan Kelly - President & Founder

    • Heavy Metal Welding & Supply

  • Dave Duncan - President and owner, Protective Solutions

  • Dave Thompson - Australian Ambassador

  • David Neill- Fly Boy, Patriot, Jackal Hunter

  • Delmer Rorie

  • Diana Murphy

  • Don Morgan - Atlanta marine operator

  • Don Page - Broker, Former NFL Player

  • Doug Warren - Owner, Warren and Associates

  • Douglas McQuarrie - Retired Navy SEAL

  • Duke Steineman - Global land developer; races almost anything that moves on land or sea

  • Ed Ryan - Former Force Recon Marine

  • Eric Crawford - Rabid Outdoorsman

  • Frank Gaston

  • George Schrink - Co-Owner, Scent-Lok Technologies

  • Glen Garritano - Entrepreneur

  • Greg Chevalier - President, Chevalier Advertising/Marketing and Public Relations

  • Greg Mooney - VP Sales & Marketing, Benchmade Knives

  • Greg Sesselman - Co-Owner, Scent-Lok Technologies

  • Guy Paolozzi - President, Paolozzi Investments, Inc.

  • Hurley Raynor - Manager, Barefoot Rods and Tackle

  • Jack Blades - Lead Singer, Night Ranger

  • Jason Hart - Vice President, Marolina Outdoor, Inc.

  • Jay Gilleece - Gilleece & Associates

  • Jay M. Mitchell - Vice President, Carolina Material Handling

  • Jeff Stillwell - President, Salt Life

  • Jeffrey H. Burton - President & Owner, Burton Inc. (Retired)

  • Jeremy Ross - CEO, First Light, USA

  • Jim Godwin - CEO Godwin Elevator

  • Jim McBride - Native Texan

  • Jimmy Gilleece - Assistant Dock-master, Bridge Tenter Marina

  • Captain Jim Turner - Boat Owner "Wild Cat", President, Air Systems Inc.

  • John Barth

  • John Damarin - Owner, ProShot

  • John Hart - Vice President, Business Development, AEC Idom

  • John McDaniel - National Practice Leader, NetApp Technology

  • John R. McMains - CEO, Principled Technologies, Inc.

    • Jon de Asis - President, Benchmade Knives

  • Joni Pittman - Muzak

  • Josh Schubring

  • Judge Ron Spivey - North Carolina Superior Court

  • Karen K. McQuarrie

  • Kaye "GT" Thompson - Australian Ambassador

  • Kelly Bolick -- Lady Angler

  • Ken Onion - Custom Knife Designer, Kershaw Knives, Ken Onion Knives

  • Kent Neal - District Attorney, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, (Retired)

  • Kenton Gardinier - VMware

  • Kurt Greening - Director Consulting Services, Xgility

  • Lewis Rich - Owner, Rich Development Company

  • Luther Sylvester Gartrell III - Trial Lawyer

  • Mark Biggs - Donations Coordinator, Cabelas

  • Mark Pfeiffer - International Adventurer

  • Mark R. Baker - Public Relations Manager, Leatherman Tool Group

  • Mark Schindel - Director of Sales & Marketing, Gerber Blades

  • Matt Sinosky - U.S. Army Vet, Vice President - Keystone Insurers Group

  • Mike Williams - Fisherrnan

  • Paul Eichin - Director of Sales, K2 Corporation

  • Paula Ringhaver

  • Pauline McBride - Owner, Circle JP Ranch

  • Penny Kelly

  • R. Lupton Pittman III - President, Ballistic Solution Technologies

  • R.J. Brill - President & CEO, Royal Arms International

  • Rich Hester - Egg Magnate & Modern-day Viking

  • Richard Denzler - Partner, Cobble Creek Custom Homes

  • Richard Spoor

  • Rick Sandvik - Owner/Founder, Precision Pours

  • Rick Thompson, Team Photographer, Charla Photography, Kailua Kona, Hawaii

  • Rob Lauro - Entrepreneur

  • Rob Thompson - Renowned Hawaiian angler

  • Robert Jaggers

  • Sean Lehmann - Investment Manager, Former Naval Aviator

  • Scott Olund - President & Owner, Swiss Prime Time, Best in Show winner: Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

  • Selene Morgan - Atlanta & Aspen. Interior Designer, Art Dealer, Jewelry Maker

  • Skip Utsey - Prominent South Carolina Attorney

  • Steve Gunther- Managing Director, HFF

  • Steve Holmes - Former US Army Special Operations

  • Steve Myers - Australia Fishing

  • Steve Wells - Vice President, Cambridge International Systems

  • Tania Myers - Australia

  • Thirsty Bertie - President & CEO, McGrudel Boat Works, Cape Town, South Africa

  • Tim Barefoot - Chief Designer, Barefoot Rods and Tackle

  • Tim King - Inventor of "The Pig Tail"

  • Tom Borho-- Kona landlord, great American

  • Tom Wilson - Attorney

  • Tony Bell - Former US Army Special Operations

  • Travis Mitchell - Military Sales Manager, Surefire Flashlights

  • Wade Sherman - Senior VP of Programming, Outdoor Channel

  • Warren Wills - Attorney, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Wendy Smyth

  • Whit Powell - Attorney, Raleigh, NC

  • Will Russell - Work in progress

  • William R. Gilleece - Occupational Therapist

Old South Eternal Members

Thanks for the memories!

  • Bobby Jenkins - Former owner, Jenkins Ford

  • Bob Shipman - President & CEO Robert R. Shipmen Enterprises

  • Bob Warren - Financial genius

  • Doug Rorie - President & CEO Rorie Custom Clothing

  • Les de Asis - President & Owner, Benchmade Knives

  • Mitchell Graham - Real Estate, Fayetteville, North Carolina

  • Randall Ward - Former President & Owner, This End Up Furniture

  • Steve Young - Counter-terrorism expert, fisherman, adventurer