Golf Channel’s Morning Drive to Broadcast Live From Caledonia

July 26, 2013

Charlie Rymer and Kelly Tilighman will be in Myrtle Beach for a First Tee fundraiserA couple familiar faces and golf’s biggest media outlet will be in Myrtle Beach to call attention to one of the game’s greatest initiatives.

Myrtle Beach native Kelly Tilghman and former Myrtle Beach golf spokesman Charlie Rymer will be making live appearances on Golf Channel’s popular Morning Drive show from Caledonia Golf & Fish Club on Wednesday, July 31. The show airs from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and will be rebroadcast twice immediately following the live show.

Caledonia will be hosting the First Tee of the Grand Strand’s Future Generations Tournament, a fundraiser for an organization dedicated to golf’s future. Tilghman and Rymer will also be hosting a banquet at the Dunes Club on Tuesday night as a part of the First Tee festivities.

Tilghman and Rymer, who both star on the Morning Drive, will be doing live cut-ins from the tournament. The segments will showcase the efforts of the First Tee program, featuring video from the Dunes Club banquet and a tour of the First Tee of Brunswick County facility.

“This was basically an idea Charlie and I came up with together,” Tilghman told The Sun News. “Both of us being South Carolina natives, we grew up competing with and against each other in junior golf, and Charlie and I just wanted to get to know our local First Tee chapter better. We’re excited about this thing.”

Golf Channel is a media partner of the First Tee and runs a monthly segment on the organization, but this will only be the second time it has done a live remote.

For Tilghman, a 1987 graduate of North Myrtle Beach High School, the trip will be a homecoming of sorts, allowing her to see family and friends.

Rymer, who hosted the hit Golf Channel show Road Trip: Myrtle Beach, won several tournaments along the Grand Strand as a junior golfer and still regularly visits the area.

Caledonia, a consensus Top 100 course, is an ideal venue for Golf Channel to broadcast from. Set amidst soaring live oak trees and property that was once home to a thriving rice plantation, Caledonia is one of the area’s most scenic layouts.

Matt Ginella, who co-stars with Rymer and Tilghman on the Morning Drive, ranked Caledonia the 11th best public course in America, a conclusion few who have played the Mike Strantz design would argue with.