Preview: 2023 Short Par 4 Fall Classic, By the Numbers

More than 670 golfers from throughout the United States and Canada are descending upon the Grand Strand once more in preparation for one of the Myrtle Beach area’s most anticipated events, the Short Par 4 Fall Classic.

A full field of players from 37 states and Canada, traveling from as far away as Hawaii, have committed to the 2023 edition of the popular season-ending competition that begins Monday. Outside of players from the Carolinas who comprise one third of the field, 16 additional states are sending 10 or more players to this event led by Pennslvania (53), Maryland (36), Virginia (36), Florida (34), Massachusetts (34), and Ohio (31).

The course lineup represents many of the best the Grand Strand golf scene has to offer, with 16 venues hosting 12 flights: Arrowhead, the Dye Course at Barefoot Resort, Caledonia, Glen Dornoch, Grande Dunes Resort Course, Long Bay, King’s North at Myrtle Beach National, Pine Lakes, Prestwick, Rivers Edge, River Club, Thistle, TPC Myrtle Beach, Tradition Club, True Blue, and World Tour.

The Short Par 4 Fall Classic is contested as a two-person team event over four rounds, with daily formats varying by round (Round 1 Best Ball, Round 2 Texas Scramble-Combined Score, Round 3 Best Ball, and Round 4 Scramble/”Captain’s Choice”). Scoring is based on net results using a percentage of each player’s handicap.

Short Par 4 gift cards will be issued as prizes to the event’s top finishers, with each member of the first-place tandem from each flight receiving a $300 gift card. Second- and third-place team members each receive $150 and $75 gift cards, respectively.

As part of their entry fee that includes four rounds of golf, each player also receives a TR2 Range Finder courtesy of Short Par 4, commemorative accessory, a $50 restaurant group gift card with Homegrown Hospitality, a sleeve of Titleist Pro V1 golf balls, and a post-tournament luncheon where awards and random drawing prizes will be distributed.

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