Heritage Classic Foundation announces that longtime South Carolina resident Doug Smith will proudly serve as 2017 tournament chairman for the 49th annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing.
“Doug was named a Heritage Classic Foundation trustee in 2011,” said Simon Fraser, Heritage Classic Foundation chairman. “His influence and connections in the upstate have helped us spread the mission of the Heritage Classic Foundation, which is to enhance the quality of life and economic vitality of South Carolina through signature golf events.”
Smith is heavily invested in the community, serving as a partner with Johnson, Smith, Hibbard & Wildman Law Firm LLP, and is a dedicated member of several organizations, including South Carolina Bar Association, Spartanburg County Bar Association and American Bar Association. He is chairman and founder of the Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational and a past president of the South Carolina Golf Association. To add to Smith’s resume, he was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives from 1992 to 2008.
Smith’s duties as tournament chairman include acting as master of ceremonies at opening and closing ceremonies. He will also have a speaking role at Media Day on February 27.
“Doug is an excellent ambassador for the Heritage Classic Foundation,” Tournament Director Steve Wilmot said. “His connections and reputation across South Carolina are second to none. It’s an honor for the RBC Heritage to have a stand-up professional, colleague and friend like Doug to represent and support our tournament this year.”
Born in Spartanburg, the 58-year-old is a lifelong Palmetto State resident and strong supporter of the RBC Heritage. He and his wife, Alison Evans Smith, have two children, Cameron McIver, a student at Wofford College, and Anna Douglas, a student at University of the South.
The 49th annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing will take place April 10-16, 2017, over the famed Harbour Town Golf Links. Tournament tickets are on sale at www.rbcheritage.com.