2019 Family Golf Week at a Glance

As Family Golf Week in Myrtle Beach prepares to kick off Thursday with first-round action, we go inside the numbers and features of an event that includes far more than the world’s largest father/son competition.

  • This year’s Family Golf Week in Myrtle Beach features 353 two-person teams (706 participants) representing 43 states, the District of Columbia and four countries including the United States, Canada, Colombia and the United Kingdom.
  • The field is set among 15 flights, spread among five divisions (National, Senior 60-69, Super Senior 70-79, 80+ and Parent/Child). The National division offers the widest array of competitive levels, spanning a handicap index range from -1.8 to 57.6 across six flights, while the Super Senior and Senior divisions are being contested across four and three flights, respectively.
  • The oldest member of each two-person team determines their division placement, with Senior and Super Senior division placements given the option of competing in the National division.
  • Teams represent a wide range of “Father/Son” and “Parent/Child” tandems, including father/son, uncle/nephew, grandfather/grandson, stepfather/stepson, father/son-in-law, mother/daughter, aunt/niece, grandmother/granddaughter, mother/daughter-in-law, father/daughter, uncle/niece, grandfather/granddaughter, stepfather/stepdaughter, father/daughter-in-law, mother/son, aunt/nephew, grandmother/grandson, stepmother/stepson and mother/son-in-law.
  • To reinforce the inclusive, welcoming atmosphere of Family Golf Week, the event welcomes any combination of players on a team as long as a generation gap separates the team members; they do not need to be related in order to compete on the same team.
  • The event is contested on seven Grand Strand courses, including the Love Course at Barefoot Resort, Glen Dornoch, Heritage Club, , Heathland Course at Legends Resort, Thistle and Wachesaw Plantation East.
  • Play begins Thursday with all players competing in a Two-Person Captain’s Choice format, followed by Friday’s Two-Person Better Ball and Saturday’s Two-Person Alternate Shot (Modified) formats.

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