Randy Glover grew up in Cheraw, South Carolina where his father was a golf professional. He attended the University of Tennessee prior to joining the PGA Tour in 1962. He ranked among the circuit’s top 60 money winners from 1965 to 1968 and was a two-time tour winner: the Utah Open and the Azalea Open, both in 1967.
Although his career was interrupted by a stint in the U.S. Army in 1964, he finished 19th on the money list that year, which was named Most Improved Player for the year by Golf Digest. Noted for his velvet touch on the greens, Glover once shared the PGA Tour record for fewest putts in one round—19 in the fourth round of the 1965 St. Paul (MN) Open.
After injuries forced him off the tour, Glover became the dominant player among South Carolina professionals. He won the Carolinas Open in 1967 and 1977, won the South Carolina PGA Chapter Championship five times and the Carolinas PGA Pro-Pro Championship four times.
The South Carolina Open almost came to be known as the “Randy Glover Benefit” when he won the title for five straight years from 1969 through ‘73. After his youngest brother Russell broke his streak in 1974, Randy came back to win the title three more times (1977, ‘80 and ‘81).
Glover, who served as head professional at clubs in Charleston, Summerville, Johnsonville and Clinton, all in South Carolina, was named CPGA Player of the Year in 1978 and ‘81. He was inducted into the South Carolina Golf Hall of Fame in 1978, the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame in 1982 and the Carolinas PGA Hall of Fame in 1993.