|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Sean Critton Pappas|
19 February 1966 |
Phalaborwa, South Africa
|Height||1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)|
|Residence||Phalaborwa, South Africa|
|College||University of Arkansas|
|Current tour(s)||Sunshine Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
Pappas was born in Phalaborwa, South Africa. He is the oldest of three brothers who are also professional golfers. Deane (born 1967) and Brenden (born 1970). Both of his brothers have played previously in South Africa, but they reside currently in Florida, United States. Both of his brothers have won on the Nationwide Tour and played on the PGA Tour. Sean turned professional in 1990 and has stayed in South Africa playing on the Sunshine Tour since then. He attended the University of Arkansas with his brothers in the early 1990s.
Pappas turned professional in January 1990 and played briefly on the Nationwide Tour from 1991–93, where he shot a 59 in the first round of the Hartland Classic. He did not find much success in his early professional years and moved back ot South Africa for the 1993 season. He first joined the Sunshine Tour in the 1993 season. He would win five times on the Sunshine Tour between 1993, when he won his first event and the 2000 season.
Pappas has earned over R768,000 in his career between 1993 and his most recent season 2002. He has played over 230 events in South Africa and finished in the top 10 over 30 times winning 1/3 of his playoffs.
Pappas had a double-eagle in December 1999 at the Vodacom Players Championship on the 3rd hole at the Royal Cape Golf Club during the 3rd round. He played briefly again in the United States from 1994-95 finding limited success, with two mini-tour wins on the NGA Hooters Tour in 1994. He then moved back to his residence in Phalaborwa. His most recent full season on the Sunshine Tour was in 2002.
In 2010, Sean Pappas became the resident Club Professional at The Ranch Resort Executive Golf Course and Academy  - officially opened on 22 May by the Premier of Limpopo Province, Cassel Mathale. 24,5 km south of Polokwane, the 12 hole par 3 Executive Golf Course is within The Ranch Conservancy, surrounded by nature with views of the Ysterberg Mountains. The Ranch Resort is a family-owned sport, leisure, hospitality and conferencing, tourism and conservation complex set in 1000 hectares of nature conservancy. The Ranch Resort is known for its Prides of Lions and "Walk with Lions" experiences.
Professional wins (7)
Sunshine Tour wins (5)
- 1993 Hollard Royal Swazi Sun Open
- 1994 Highveld Classic
- 1996 Lombard Tyres Classic
- 1997 Kalahari Classic
- 2000 Bearing Man Highveld Classic
Other wins (2)
- 1994 2 wins on NGA Hooters Tour
- Results Plus - The New York Times
- Double Eagle: PGA of South Africa - Sunshine Tour
- MyPolokwane.com Sean Pappas
- Premier Cassel Mathale Speech delivered at The Ranch Resort on 22 May 2010, retrieved 1st July 2010
- Wildlife, The Ranch.co.za, retrieved 1 July 2010