Myrtle Beach Golf News & Updates

June 29, 2010

Wachesaw Plantation East’s 3 Best Holes

Wachesaw Plantation East hosted four LPGA Tournaments and has been named the Myrtle Beach Golf Course Owner’s Association Course of the Year, so the quality of the layout is strong. But what are the Clyde Johnston design’s three best holes? For the answers to that question, we went to a man who has faced high stress situations in the past, Wachesaw’s head pro, Rob Mosser, a former closer for the University of South Carolina baseball team. Mosser faced the heat of our

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June 15, 2010

The 3 Best Holes At The Byrd Course

The Byrd Course at Sea Trail Resort is a shot-makers haven, rewarding intelligence and golf course management. Due to the nature of the layout, its three best holes are, even more so than usual, in the eye of the beholder.

But few people have seen the course as much as head professional Eddie Pratt. So we put the friendly Carolinian on the hot seat and he delivered, naming the three best golf holes on the Byrd Course at Sea Trail.

No. 7, 190-yard, par 3: The seventh hole is

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June 15, 2010

5 Things You Need To Know About The Byrd Course

The Byrd Course at Sea Trail is the youngest of the facility’s three layouts, and, arguably, its best. If you are looking to maximize your enjoyment, on and off the course, at the Sunset Beach, N.C., resort, here are a few tips. 1. Think First: The Byrd Course isn’t exceptionally long (6,750 yards from the blue tees, 6,251 from the whites), and as a result, it’s not a layout that rewards players for mindlessly pounding the driver off every tee. Survey each hole and know

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June 14, 2010

Charlie’s Corner: Golf As A Building Block For Family

Welcome to Charlie's Corner, the blog home for Golf Channel analyst Charlie Rymer. A lifelong Myrtle Beach golfer, Rymer, with his characteristic wit and unique perspective, will be weighing in on all things golf for Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday.

Father's Day is coming up and this will be my first one without my biological father.  My step-dad raised me and he is very much alive and kicking but my biological father passed away back in May. 

I really didn't get to know

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June 10, 2010

Father-Son Team Classic Brings Families Together

For many people, golf is a game passed down through family, a means to bond in good times and bad. One of the game’s great celebrations of its familial roots – the Father-Son Team Classic – is quickly approaching. The 13th annual tournament, which is open to any father-son type relationship, including grandfather-son, stepson-father and son-in-law (uncle)-nephew, will take place in Myrtle Beach July 22-24. More than 1,200 golfers will come to the Grand Strand to play one of

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June 3, 2010

Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame Welcomes Class of 2010

Representatives of Burroughs & Chapin Company, Inc. and Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday inducted two golf industry leaders into the Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame during a ceremony at Pine Lakes Country Club today. The Hall of Fame was created in 2009 to honor the men and women who have played significant roles in all aspects of the Myrtle Beach area golf industry, including teaching, playing, course design, construction, marketing and administration. “The Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame is

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June 2, 2010

Charlie’s Corner: Looking Forward to the World Am

Welcome to Charlie’s Corner, the blog home for Golf Channel analyst Charlie Rymer. A lifelong Myrtle Beach golfer, Rymer, with his characteristic wit and unique perspective, will be weighing in on all things golf for Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday.It’s getting close to World Am time. And I can’t wait to get to the World’s Largest 19th Hole. This will be my fourth consecutive year and I’m looking forward to seeing familiar faces and smiles. Isn’t that really what the World Am is all

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May 27, 2010

VFW, Air Force Big Winners At Veterans Golf Classic

After three days of golf and a lot of laughs, the 11th annual Veterans Golf Classic came to an end with a pair of familiar celebrations. The 54-hole event featured four flights comprised of two-man teams, but the event’s biggest roars were reserved for the winners of the Carolina Cup and the Branch Challenge. For the second year in a row, the VFW claimed the Carolina Cup in its annual grudge match with the American Legion, and the Air Force won its second straight branch challenge, which

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May 21, 2010

Golf Group of the Week: J.J. Elliott Memorial Golf Tournament

Participants in the 59-man J.J. Elliott Memorial Golf Tournament filled the deck at World Tour, heckling their friends as they played the final shots of a 126-hole golf outing on a sun-drenched afternoon in Myrtle Beach.

Who was winning and losing wasn’t as important as the experience for one of the more unique Myrtle Beach golf groups. The group, which started as a handful Washington, D.C. policemen 32 years ago, has grown to include members of the military, FBI, CIA and their

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May 10, 2010

Golf Channel to Televise Monday After the Masters Special

The Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am attracted a star-studded field of athletes, celebrities and musicians to Myrtle Beach, and the Golf Channel is going to share the fun. The “Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After the Masters,” a one-hour special, will air on Tuesday, May 11 at 8 p.m. on Golf Channel.
The show will also air on May 12 at 10 a.m. and May 22 at 2 a.m.

The Monday After the Masters is one of the highlights of the Myrtle

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May 10, 2010

Charlie’s Corner: Monday After the Masters Continues To Get Better

Welcome to Charlie’s Corner, the blog home for Golf Channel analyst Charlie Rymer. A lifelong Myrtle Beach golfer, Rymer, with his characteristic wit and unique perspective, will be weighing in on all things golf for Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday.

I’ve been very fortunate to be a part of nearly every Hootie and the Blowfish Monday after the Masters Celebrity Pro-am going back to the 2nd year. The event has a large title and from here on out I’ll refer to it as

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May 9, 2010

Nature Valley’s Tips From the Pro: How to get out of a Fairway Bunker

On a list of places you don’t want to be after your tee shot, a fairway bunker ranks near the top.  In this week’s installment of Nature Valley’s Tips from the Pro, Classic Swing Golf School’s Ted Frick tells you how to execute a quality shot out of a fairway bunker.

 

 

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May 4, 2010

(Goofy) Golf Group of the Week: Carolinians and Californians

Strolling through a clubhouse parking lot dressed in blue and green plaid shorts, daring green tube socks (yes, they reached the knee cap) and a pink shirt, Russ McConnell turned more heads than a rush hour traffic accident and raised more questions than a politician explaining a vote.

Why would anyone dress like that? Is he crazy? You mean there are four other people dressed just as garishly?!

Let’s start with the question of sanity. McConnell and his four friends, who appeared

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May 4, 2010

Nature Valley’s Tips From the Pro: Cure your hook or slice

Are you a hooker or slicer of the golf ball? All of us tend do one or other, often to great frustration. In this installment of Nature Valley's Tips From the Pros, Brad Redding of Grande Dunes Golf Academy, provides tips to prevent both ailments. Enjoy.

 

 

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May 4, 2010

5 Things You Need to Know: TPC-Myrtle Beach

What do you need to know about TPC-Myrtle Beach, beyond the need to bring your ‘A’ game? Here are five tidbits that might enhance your enjoyment of the South Strand layout.

Hit it high – Generally speaking, the greens at TPC are elevated and well bunkered, so you aren’t going to have much success trying to run the ball up. Make sure you iron game is sharp and be prepared to fly numerous bunkers on your way to the green.

Tournament Tested – TPC is one of

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