PGA Tour Pros Share Myrtle Beach Golf Stories

June 13, 2013

PGA Tour pros flock to Myrtle Beach each year for the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am, but for most of them, it’s not their first trip to the Grand Strand.

We caught up with some of the world’s best golfers at this year’s Monday After the Masters, and they shared their Myrtle Beach golf stories.

Billy Horschel: I came numerous times as a kid for vacation. My brother lived in Charleston so we would drive up here for a few days. My wife also came here as a kid. Her family lived in Chicago and they had a condo during the summer, so it’s cool to come here. You see all the changes and how it has grown up. The golf around the area is unbelievable.

DJ Trahan: As a kid, it’s a great vacation destination. When you are a kid growing up you get to come play the junior golf tournament and there is all the stuff Myrtle Beach has to offer off the course. We played a couple times here every year and I always look forward to coming.

D.J. Brown: Myrtle Beach is a great place to come. I’ve been coming here for vacation since I was a young kid. My wife’s family owns a condo in Surfside so we come down here a couple times a year.

Colt Ford, country music star: Kids can go to the beach, Dad can play golf, or the whole family can play golf. There are a lot of golf courses at a lot of price points. As far as a total golf destination, it’s hard to beat Myrtle Beach.

Kyle Thompson: For me it was the George Holliday Junior event. I played it every year at Thanksgiving. My family we’ve been coming here for years. It’s a special place for us.

Tommy Biershenk: It’s the best place to go for vacations. I’ve been to Florida and all over the world. I think Myrtle Beach is the perfect place for me and my family to take our vacation, and I encourage people to come to Myrtle Beach.