A native and lifelong resident of Orangeburg, South Carolina, Jane Crum Covington began playing golf at age 13. She won the South Carolina Women’s Amateur five times, the Carolinas Women’s Amateur five times and the Florida East Coast Championship on two occasions. Her husband, Hub, was the 1942 Carolinas Amateur Champion.
A past member of the USGA Junior Girls’ Committee, she was among the founders and served as the first President of the South Carolina Women’s Golf Association.
In her youth, she played on the boys high school team, and, while she made the mens golf team at the University of South Carolina, she wasn’t allowed to play in competition. During her career, she also wasn’t allowed to play at some men only clubs; but she didn’t call it discrimination.
“I always thought it was a shame. I hated to be told that because I was born a woman I couldn’t play at some clubs when my son, who was six years old could.”, she once said.
Mrs. Jane Covington was inducted into the South Carolina Golf Hall of Fame in 1978.
Jane Covington was inducted into the Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame in 1989.