The Bob Thomas Award

Thanks to the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Mark G. Lewitt, a fund has been established at The Spartanburg County Foundation honoring Robert W. Thomas. Each year, one deserving First Tee — Upstate South Carolina participant from either Spartanburg or Cherokee Counties will be awarded an award for advanced golf instruction, entries into junior golf tournaments and proper equipment.


Bob Thomas (3/26/49 - 5/26/15) was a nationally recognized leader in the hospitality industry, known for his knowledge, generosity, and friendship. His passion for the game of golf was exemplified by his quest is to play “every golf course in the world!”

Congratulations to The 2021 Bob Thomas Award Winners


William Charles Nettles

FINALISTS: Logan Mills Shaw & Jonathan Roe

The 2020 Bob Thomas Award Winner No Award Given Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The 2019 Bob Thomas Award Winner Faith Nanna

  [caption id="attachment_2355" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Eagle Participant, Faith Nanna[/caption]  

The 2018 Bob Thomas Award Winner No Award Given

The 2017 Bob Thomas Award Winner Rodrick Brown

The 2016 Bob Thomas Award Winner Ashtan Samuel


Congratulations to Bryson Johnson, Owen Jackson, and Dylan Stockwell for scholarships honoring Pat Crowley! brysonjohnson owenjacksoncalicutt dylanstockwell

Congratulations to Finalists Grace McDaniel and Dakota Stafford! gracemcdaniel  dakotastafford

The 2015 Bob Thomas Award Winner Faith Nanna