“The Big Timer” takes on “The Black Knight” as Charlie wraps up the Southern Swing of his Myrtle Beach golf quest at the Gary Player-designed Blackmoor Golf Club in Murrells Inlet, S.C. See how Charlie fares as he takes on its par-4 14th hole, and listen in as he shares a great memory of a recent interaction with Mr. Player!
Cancer knocked me down, but not out. Now, I’m cancer free. The recovery? It’s been tough. I’ll need patience, a lot of humor …
(You can only keep talent down for so long!)
… And support from friends and family. Over the last two years, I haven’t played much golf, but there’s no better place to get back in the game than on 66 courses in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We’re keeping score, but just teeing it up means I’ve already won!
(You’re not going to believe where this ball ended up!)
Join me on my journey to break par!
On a sharp dog leg like this one, at Blackmoor, there’s always a temptation to cut the corner with a long drive. I don’t think we want to do that here. Pick the right club and take it right down the middle. If we can find anything near the fairway on the left side, we’ll be in great position for our approach.
I’m here in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. This golf course, Blackmoor, was designed by my pal Gary Player. Now, last time I was on this property, I was with Mr. Player. I rode the whole golf course with him. He is a hot mess, folks. His arms are flapping around, he’s jumping out, giving tips, all kinds of stuff. I absolutely love Mr. Player.
And here’s what he loves about Blackmoor. This golf course is very fun and very playable for golfers of all abilities. His 14th hole is a par four. It moves from left to right. A lot of dog legs here, so you got to do a lot of thinking. I’m going to go with a 5 wood. Hopefully I can get it up there where I got a little less than 150 left.
Right there, baby. You only keep talent down for so long, boys.
Riding around with Mr. Player on the golf course, he called me fat about 10 times. He tried to goad me into a diet. A few years back when I turned 50, right before I turned 50, I lost about 70 pounds. I was doing TV every day for Golf Channel. And he actually called me up, gave me a big speech about how cool it was that I lost weight and I looked good and all this sort of stuff, which was awesome. And then I hadn’t seen him in a few years and we came out here to ride this course. He’s like, “Good god, man. What happened to you? Looks like you’ve stepped on an air hose!” Gah, he is a mess, Mr. Player is.
Alright. It’s either 273 or 148. I’m going to go with a 148. Uh-oh, look out hole. Be right, big dog. Go in. Boom, boom. It’s left all the way. That’s some good caddying right there. I’m glad I went with a 148. Yes, sir, people used to pay big money to see that.
Alright, look at there. I might have my A game today. That’s the two best back-to-back I’ve hit in a long time. Let me find my ball mark. Don’t forget about those ball marks, folks. Yeah. Why don’t you guys get the flag? How do you like them apples, Mr. Player?
We’re finally back in the red. Time to head up the road to see what the North End has in store for us!