Veterans Enjoy Competition, Camaraderie This Week at 41st Annual National Retired Military Golf Classic in Myrtle Beach

Nearly 600 veterans made the trek to the Grand Strand golf links this week for a fun-filled gathering of competition and camaraderie at the 41st Annual National Retired Military Golf Classic (NRMGC), a 72-hole event hosted by six award-winning courses in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

The event provides an opportunity for retired military personnel and their spouses to participate in a golf tournament aimed at providing camaraderie and competition. The NRMGC is an IRS approved 501(c) 3 charity that annually donates a portion of its proceeds to the Fisher House Foundation, the USO, Jr. ROTC and Folds of Honor.

The West Course at Myrtle Beach National, Willbrook Plantation, River Hills Golf & Country Club, Long Bay Golf Club, Tradition Club and the Avocet Course at Wild Wing served as course hosts for this week. Event sponsors included Brittain Resorts, Founders Group International, PGA TOUR Superstore, Brown & Associates Investment Services Inc., Seiko, IPW Construction Group LLC, Sun Mountain, Kearney & Company, USfalcon, Bluestein Attorneys, The General’s Hot Sauce, Visit Myrtle Beach,, GEICO, and Golf Tourism Solutions.

The NRMGC is one of 10 events the GTS tournament division will operate in 2024. Collectively the events will attract more than 6,000 players, account for more than 25,000 rounds of golf, and deliver millions of dollars in economic impact to the Myrtle Beach community.

Most notably, GTS runs the World Amateur Handicap Championship, the world’s largest single-site amateur golf tournament, an event that annually attracts more than 3,200 players from all 50 states and 15+ different countries.

Other events include the Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship, the Palmetto High School Golf Championship, the GolfBuddy Veterans Classic, Brittain Resorts Classic, Short Par 4 Girls Palmetto, and the Short Par 4 Fall Classic.

Click an icon below to browse photos from Friday’s putting competition and women’s awards at Wild Wing (Rob Spallone photos)