Lucas Glover- Courtesy of Augusta Chronicle



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Hilton Head, SC

April 18, 2024


On Friday evening Governor Henry McMaster will present the Order of the Palmetto to South Carolina native and PGA TOUR golfer Lucas Glover


Friday, April 19 approximately 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm, once tournament play is complete.


The ceremony will take place at the Clemson Hospitality Tent, 18th Tee Box, and Harbour Town Golf Links.


Also joining the governor and Glover is Heritage Classic Foundation Chairman Simon Fraser.


Established by Governor John C. West in 1971, the Order of the Palmetto is the State of South Carolina's highest civilian honor. It is presented in recognition of a lifetime of extraordinary achievement, service, and contributions on a national or statewide scale.


Lucas Glover was born in Greenville and played golf at Clemson University and considers himself a passionate Tigers fan. He was a three-time All-American at Wade Hampton High and earned two state championships. Growing up within the South Carolina Junior Golf Association, Glover won the SCGA State Junior Championship in 1996. He continued to grow his amateur career as a successful amateur, winning the South Carolina Amateur in 1998, 1999, and 2000. Becoming one of only two golfers in South Carolina to win the South Carolina State Amateur three consecutive years, joining Frank Ford Sr. in SCGA history. Glover was also a part of the prestigious 2001 Walker Cup team. He has earned six wins on the PGA TOUR since turning pro in 2001, including the 2009 U.S. Open and last season’s FedEx St. Jude Championship and Wyndham Championship. He has competed in every RBC Heritage since 2004.

About the South Carolina Golf Association (SCGA)
The SCGA, founded in 1929, is the governing body for amateur golf in South Carolina. As a non-profit organization, the SCGA’s purpose is to promote, preserve and serve the game of golf. Made up of more than 270 member clubs and more than 50,000 individual members, the SCGA annually conducts 21 SCGA statewide championships, one-day contests, eight USGA qualifiers, seven 40-plus tournaments and six special events. Other Member services offered include GHIN – the USGA Handicap Computation System, Golf Genius Tournament Management Software System and support, Rules of Golf and Handicap education, USGA Course/Slope Ratings and Course measuring, Amateur Status information, the Palmetto Golfer Magazine and the SC Golf Hall of Fame. The SCGA also houses the offices of the SC Junior Golf Foundation and SC Junior Golf Association in a combined effort to support junior golf and grow the game’s initiatives.
For more information about the South Carolina Golf Association, visit www.scgolf.org


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