The South Carolina Golf Association presents five awards to honor the considerable efforts of those who have invested time and energy to give back to the game, leaving a lasting impact on our associations, the community, the state of South Carolina and the game of golf as a whole.

SCGA Club of the year

The SCGA Club of the Year award recognizes a SCGA member club that goes over and beyond to give back to Amateur golf in South Carolina. The award was first presented in 2004.

Recipients of SCGA Club of the Year Award

Columbia CC 2003
Thornblade 2004
Greenville C.C. 2005
Florence CC 2006
CC of SC 2007
Forest Lake CC 2008
Wachesaw Plantation 2009
Colleton River Plantation 2010
C.C of Spartanburg 2011
Members Club @ Woodcreek and WildeWood 2012
CC of Lexington 2013
The Reserve Golf Club Litchfield 2014
Spring Valley CC 2015
Oldfield Golf Club 2016
Florence Country Club 2017
Dataw Island Club 2018
The Club at Seabrook Island 2019
Columbia CC 2020
Forest Lake CC 2021

Charles Drawdy Distinguished Service Award

Named in honor of long time South Carolina Golf Association supporter, South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation Board member and past SCGA President Charles Drawdy. The Charles Drawdy Distinguished Service Award recognizes the special efforts of an SCGA member who has gone over and beyond to help grow the mission of the South Carolina Golf Association and the South Carolina Junior Golf Association. The award was first presented in 1997.

Charles Drawdy Distinguished Service Award Recipients

Joe Arndt & John Summers 1997
Ron Mankin 1998
Steve Worthy 1999
Bobby Foster 2001
Harry Wilson 2002
Charlie Drawdy 2003
Jim Finklea 2004
Bob Cunningham 2005
Pat McKinney 2006
Charlie Bryan 2007
Rick Vieth 2008
Charlie Rountree 2009
Nancy Daniel 2010
Mike Murphy 2011
Rick Miller 2012
Doug Smith 2013
Ben Zeigler 2014
Tom & Susan Jordan 2015
Clem King 2016
Robby Bennett 2017
Larry Beidelman 2018
Chris Miller 2019
John Orr 2020
John Durst 2021

Tom Fazio Service to Golf Award

Named in honor of famous golf architect, Tom Fazio, for all of his services given to the golf industry in South Carolina. The Tom Fazio Service to Golf Award recognizes the efforts of an individual that especially helps enhance and promote the game of golf with an emphasis on the South Carolina Junior Golf Association and our programs. The award was first presented in 2002.

Tom Fazio Service to Golf Award Recipients

Champ Covington 2002
Hootie & The Blowfish 2003
Jay Haas 2004
Charles Warren 2005
Weldon Wyatt 2006
Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association 2007
Steve Wilmot & The Heritage Classic Foundation 2008
Beth Daniel 2009
Joe Rice 2010
SC Dept. PRT 2011
Carolinas Golf Association 2012
USGA 2013
Bobby Chapman Board 2014
MAM Board 2015
Club Car 2016
McLeod Health 2017
The Blade Junior Committee 2018
Women's SC Golf Association 2019
Trent Bouts 2020
Tommy Pendley 2021

Rick Miller Volunteer of the Year

Named in honor of longtime supporter, Rules Official, South Carolina Golf Association and South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation Board member, Rick Miller. The Rick Miller Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes volunteers that have made extraordinary contributions to the South Carolina Golf Association and the South Carolina Junior Golf Association that help enhance and promote the game of golf in South Carolina. The award was first presented in 2021.

Rick Miller Volunteer of the Year Award Recipients

Paul Manikowski 2021

Ambassador to Golf

The South Carolina Golf Association’s Golf Ambassador award recognizes and honors an individual or group that sets a standard of enthusiasm and passion for our golf programs and events in our State. The Ambassador to Golf award is presented to individuals as a sign of appreciation for their significant contributions to golf in the state of South Carolina.

Ambassador to Golf Award Recipients

Jim Byrd Feb. 08 2008
Marc Copeland Aug. 08 2009
Tom McAllister Sept. 09 2009
Rob Reeves Dec. 09 2009
Terry Florence Oct. 10 2010
Todd Lankford Feb 12 2012
Tom Moore June 6, 2012
Inez Long October 12, 2012
Terry Sedalik October 16, 2012
Lanny Gunter August 12, 2014
Gary Tate September 23, 2014
Jeff Haulsee February 7, 2015
Tony Daniel March 13, 2015
Buddy Bostian October 25, 2017
Whitey Adams October 30, 2017
Fred Nimmer August 1, 2018
Happ & Joyce Lathrop June 9, 2019
Dr. Joe Spencer October 10, 2019
Rick Vieth January 8, 2022

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