Rymer Bites: What I’m Thankful For

In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com’s Charlie Rymer dishes on how he’s preparing his turkey for Thursday dinner – and the golf highlight from 2019 for which he’s most thankful.



Greetings from Myrtle Beach on this beautiful late fall morning. I’m actually on the grounds here at my home community, Wachesaw Plantation. We’re in Murrells Inlet, which is the very south side of Myrtle Beach. Before I get into things I’m grateful for this Thanksgiving week, a little bit of a bummer. For the first time ever, my wife and I won’t be with our two sons over this holiday, but I am very thankful that they both have jobs that are keeping them busy. My wife’s an RN, she’s going to be working over the course of this week so we couldn’t travel and catch up with them, but we’ll get a chance to spend a lot of time with them around Christmas time.

What we’re going to do is spend time with our new friends here in Murrells Inlet, and yeah, I’m in charge of cooking the turkey. I’m going to be doing an 18-pounder on my Big Green Egg. How do you do that? Well, you get a little bit of olive oil, you slather it up, you rub in some salt, some pepper, a little bit of red pepper, some minced garlic. Then down in the drip pan, I’m going to cut up some onions, some celery, some carrots. I’m going to throw in some chicken broth and about a cup of wine, get it on that Big Green Egg. I’m going to cook her between 325 and 350, and we’ll throw in a handful of pecan chips just to give it a little bit of smoke and a nice bronze color on that skin. I’m sure that’s going to be pretty good, so we’re not exactly suffering here!

Something else I was very thankful for this year in the world of golf, this was my 11th consecutive year getting to be the lead analyst for Westwood One Radio at The Masters. This year for the first time I had a chance to work with the legend that is Mike Tirico, and to sit there at 18 green on Sunday, not only to watch but actually call Tiger Woods winning his 15th major championship, a feat that many (myself not included) said would never be done. Wow, that was a real treat. To sit there and listen to Mike Tirico with the winning putt and then Tiger’s walk off up to the clubhouse where he met his family and his team, that’s a moment that I’m very, very thankful for.

I hope all of you out there have some thankful moments this season as well, out on the golf course and with your family. Have a great holiday and we’ll check in with you next week. Don’t eat too much turkey!