As members of the Grammy Award-winning band Hootie & the Blowfish came to the Grand Strand for their recent induction into the Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame, they sat down with Charlie Rymer to share these thoughts on what the Myrtle Beach area means to them after all the years they’ve been active here.
Charlie Rymer: Big picture, what does Myrtle Beach mean to you?
Darius Rucker: It’s become such a home and a haven for the (Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am) tournament because it’s such a great place. You try to get golfers, you try to get celebrities and you try to get the public to come, and Myrtle Beach gives them everything they want. If you want to come in, you want to bring your family and do the family thing and ride around and have a great time, you can do that. If you want to come in and bring your friends and have a party and play golf every day and just have a blast, you can do that. And so Myrtle Beach is really that place that just embodies life and all aspects of it, and it’s just a cool place to have a tournament.
Mark Bryan: And over the years, the way the community has embraced the tournament … it’s come to mean a lot more to us now that we know people here, and they’re people that have families here and businesses here and all that sort of thing. And we’ve grown a lot with Myrtle Beach and vice versa with this tournament. So yeah, every year it comes to mean a little bit more.