Short Par 4 Fall Classic Kicks Off Monday with Sold-Out Field

The Short Par 4 Fall Classic kicked off its sixth consecutive sellout event Monday, with participants from around the nation taking part in a four-day competition that offers particular appeal to visitors whose home golf seasons have already ended.

The 2019 event includes:

    • 428 players (214 two-person teams)
    • Players from 36 states and Ontario, with entries from outside the Carolinas led by Virginia (44), Ohio (28), Pennsylvania (27), Florida (22), Georgia (16) and Massachusetts (14)
    • Eight flights of competition, grouped by team handicap index: Johnson (< 13.4), Koepka (13.5 – 16.5), Rose (16.6 – 18.6), McIlroy (18.7 – 21.7), Spieth (21.8 – 24.8), Thomas (24.9 – 28.4), Fowler (28.5 – 33.3), Woods (33.8 – 62.8)
    • Divisions featuring Ladies (27 entries), Men’s (177 entries), Senior (200 entries) and Super Senior (24 entries) entrants
    • Sixteen of the Grand Strand’s premier designs hosting rounds in this year’s competition, including Barefoot Resort’s Fazio and Dye courses, Caledonia, Grande Dunes Resort Course, , Long Bay, King's North at Myrtle Beach National, , Pawleys Plantation, Pine Lakes, Prestwick, Rivers Edge, Thistle, TPC Myrtle Beach, True Blue and World Tour

Today’s first round and Wednesday’s third round will be contested in a best ball format, with Tuesday’s round played as a Texas scramble and Thursday’s final round in a modified alternate shot format. Tuesday through Thursday’s rounds are forecast to be greeted with ideal playing conditions: mostly sunny skies, and temperatures reaching the lower 60s.