Marsh Madness at Lockwood Folly: “Breaking Par with Charlie Rymer” Episode 45

We’re at the very top of the Grand Strand for this stop, as Charlie is at Lockwood Folly Country Club in Supply, N.C. to take on its long, par-3 2nd hole. Can “The Big Timer” tame this marshland beast en route to a birdie? Tune in to find out!




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 …

(Did I mention I made birdie there?)

… 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 go Google “perfect,” and see if that shot doesn’t come up right there!)

Join me on my journey to break par!

Headed a bit off the beaten path here. This course is tucked along the Lockwood Folly River and Intracoastal Waterway, and sets up holes just like this beauty. Par 3, but pretty straightforward play. A couple sets of tees approach this hole from different angles so that, and wind direction, can make it play quite different in any given round. What do we have today?

This is Lockwood Folly Country Club. We’re in Holden Beach, North Carolina. This is a really neat, old, Willard Byrd golf course. Classic Carolina style for the coast. This is second hole, neat little par 3.  Need to get above the hole here. What I like about this area, down this creek right here, you get to the inlet, there’s a cool barrier island, amazing beach. The house is up on stilts. Just love the feel of this whole community. Let’s see if I love the feel of this 8 iron. Be right, baby. Hang on, hang on. Okay. We’re putting. What a great place to come on vacation, great food, beach, great golf, laid back. My kind of place.

So Lockwood Folly here, right after college in the last century, right when I turned professional, played some mini tour events and one of the tours I played was called the T.C. Jordan Tour, and it was actually some of the most fun I ever had playing golf, some great guys and we’d go all over the country playing. We were trunk slammers, played out of the back of our vehicles. I had a big green minivan. My wife, dog and I would travel in there and the Hooters Tour… Excuse me, the T.C. Jordan Tour, which later became the Hooters Tour, it just a ton of fun. Anyway, we played an event here. I don’t think I played all that well. It had probably been around 1993 or so, but I do remember playing here. If I’d have played well, I’d have remembered it.

Man, look at that view up that creek. Those are the houses there that are on the stilts, right on the beach. I’m sure over there somewhere there’s a Putt-Putt course, place to get a really good hot dog and one of those Skee-Ball machines. I was a Skee-Ball demon when I was a kid. Get 9,000 tickets, get a little doll. I loved it. We got a lot of slope we’re dealing with here. Back into the grain, this one’s going to be slow. I pulled that a little bit. Woo-hoo, that wasn’t pretty. That got away from me. I hate three putting. Nothing makes me madder than a three putt. How does that not move? Well, that’s a three putt bogey, and I don’t like three putt bogeys, but every now and then it’s going to happen. At least this one happened at a beautiful place.

Okay, we’ve had our share of fun here in Brunswick County. Time to head back over the state line to check in on one of the Myrtle Beach area’s most unforgettable waterway designs.


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