Hootie & the Blowfish Guitarist Mark Bryan Joining Thursday’s “$18 for 18” Match to Benefit Project Golf

Hootie & the Blowfish guitarist Mark Bryan will be stepping in for NFL legend Jerry Rice in Project Golf’s much-anticipated “$18 for 18” promotional match Thursday at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club.

Bryan will join World Golf Hall of Fame members Nick Faldo and Gary Player and country music superstar Charles Kelley, a member of the band Lady A, to help raise money for Project Golf, an organization dedicated to growing the game through outreach to America’s military veterans, juniors and communities that have previously been underrepresented.

Due to unforeseen circumstances Rice is unable to attend, allowing Bryan to join the fun in an event that will now match two music-world stars with a pair of legendary golfers who have won a total of 15 major titles (nine for Player, six for Faldo).

While competing, Faldo, Player, Bryan and Kelley will appear live on the Play Golf Myrtle Beach Facebook page throughout the day, encouraging viewers to donate through Project Golf’s “$18 for 18” drive, a grassroots fundraising effort that will allow the non-profit organization to turn small donations into big results.

The day’s festivities, which will be hosted by former PGA TOUR player and golf media star Charlie Rymer, will also be featured on a future episode of “The Charlie Rymer Golf Show,” a new 30-minute program that is televised nationally by CBS Sports Network on Monday nights at 8:30 p.m. ET.