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Golf Balls and Creative Minds Needed!

How many golf balls do you think we were able to fit in this 5 gallon bucket? 243? 398? 464? Take your best guess! The first person to answer it correctly and email shannon@thefirsttebrunswickcounty.org will be mailed a special prize.unnamed-1 With that being said, we need YOUR help! If you are like most golfers (or ones you might live with!) you probably have a lot of golf balls laying around the garage or at the bottom of your bag. We have the perfect solution for you! The First Tee of Brunswick County is kicking off its first ever Golf Ball Drive! Collect your used golf balls-any kind,  any condition- and donate them! We see thousands of children each year and go through a lot of golf balls! So tell your neighbors, family and friends so you can gather up and donate all of those excess golf balls to a great cause! No amount is too small! Calling All Creative Minds! Are you the creative type with lots of great ideas? Are you good with tools and like to make things? If so, we have the job for you! We are looking for members of our community that would be willing to create "Golf Club Art" pieces to be used as auction items at some of our upcoming events. We have been saving some of our "more experienced" golf clubs at The Golf Park at Cinghiale Creek for this special project. If you would like to get those creative juices flowing and make a one of a kind Golf Club Masterpiece to be auctioned off, please let Shannon know. Some examples of things that can be made are shown below! Shannon can be reached at 910-754-5288 or shannon@thefirstteebrunswickcounty.org unnamed-2 unnamed-3 For more information, to volunteer or to donate, please contact The First Tee of Brunswick County by visiting  www.thefirstteebrunswickcounty.org or calling 910-754-5288.

Enrollment open for 2016 The First Tee of Brunswick County Summer Camps

unnamedRegistration for the 2016 Summer Camps is  OPEN! Camps are for kids ages 7-17 and there is no golf experience required! Camps are offered for 6 weeks throughout the summer and are Tuesday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Summer Camp is offered on the following weeks: June 14-17 June 21-24 July 12-15 July 19-22 August 9-12 August 16-19   $35.00 per week for youth living in Brunswick County $45.00 per week for non Brunswick County residents   Click here to register for the 2016 Summer Camps! If you have questions, or would like to discuss a fee scholarship, please call Shannon at 910-754-5288. See you at camp!

Team Captained By PGA Tour Golfer Tim O’Neal and Former Football Star Jimbo Covert Wins Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am

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The team led by PGA Tour player Tim O’Neal and former football star Jimbo Covert shot an 19-under par 53 to win the 22nd annual Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am title at Barefoot Resort’s Dye Course Monday. [Full Leaderboard] For the 11th consecutive year, a sellout out crowd of 6,000+ fans packed the Dye Course to watch their favorite athletes, musicians and celebrities compete in the Monday After the Masters, the largest one-day fundraiser in South Carolina. Headlining the field were U.S. women’s soccer legend Mia Hamm, United States Ryder Cup Captain and 21-time PGA Tour champion Davis Love III, and pro football hall of famers Jonathan Ogden and Andre Reed. The event was played on Barefoot Resort’s Dye Course for the 14th consecutive year. Westwood One, America’s largest radio network, broadcast four national radio programs – the Gio & Jones, Tiki & Tierney, Chris Mannix and Doug Gottlieb shows – throughout the day, providing Myrtle Beach national exposure. Other headliners that joined Mark Bryan, Jim “Soni” Sonefeld, Dean Felber and Darius Rucker were hall of famers Eric Dickerson and Bruce Smith, Super Bowl winning quarterback Jim McMahon, Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin, and musicians John Cafferty, Aaron Lewis and Edwin McCain, among many others. Among the professional golfers that joined Love were Lee Elder, Billy Horschel, Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey, Charlie Rymer, and Woody Austin. All proceeds from the event benefit the Hootie & the Blowfish Foundation, which supports the educational needs of children in South Carolina and the South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation through a fully funded endowment.

Registration Open – Future Generations Tournament at Sea Trail Golf Resort

The First Tee of Brunswick County is proud to host the  6th Annual Future Generations Tournament at Sea Trail Golf Resort.  This year's event will be on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 on three  courses at Sea Trail Golf Resort- Maples, Jones and Byrd.first tee Registration is now open! Be sure to register now to ensure your spot to play one of these amazing courses and to support our kids. As in the past, the format will be a captain's choice, four person scramble. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: men, women, and couples. There will also be a live and silent auction and drawings. Entry fee includes golf, cart, refreshments at check-in, cocktail hour, and dinner. Each course will also host a hole-in-one contest. Three lucky drawing winners will also have a chance to make a hole-in-one good for $1,000,000. The registration fee for this year's tournament is $380 per foursome. Singles, twosomes, and threesomes will also be able to enter this year at a cost of $95.00 per person. Course requests are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis with final course assignments made one week prior to the event. Please note that if you are registering as anything other than a foursome, your course assignment will be solely determined by course openings. Payment must be receiving before your foursome's slot is confirmed. Until payment is received, you will be considered pending and your slot may be filled. Schedule of Events
8:30 AM   Coffee, Continental Breakfast & Registration
10:00AM   Shotgun Start on All Three (3) Courses
3:00 PM   Cocktail Hour $1,000,000 hole-in-one contest at the Sea Trail Convention Center
4:00 PM   Awards Dinner with Drawings, Live & Silent Auctions and Prizes
Please join us for a fun-filled day of impacting, influencing, and inspiring young people while playing golf on one of Brunswick County's best courses! Because of your support, The First Tee of Brunswick County annually impacts the lives of over 6,000 children between the ages of 7 and 17. Through the game of golf, participants are exposed to The First Tee's Nine Core Values and Life Skills Experience. These values and life skills will guide them throughout the rest of their lives, making them stronger citizens, more engaged scholars, and future philanthropists. The support of donors like you allows our almost 175 outstanding volunteers to change Brunswick County for the better! If you have any questions about the 5th Annual Future Generations Tournament   at Sea Trail Golf Resort or any of our programs, please call our Executive Director, Don Hall at (910) 754-5288.

Thirty-One High School Golf Teams Prepared to Compete in 18th Annual Palmetto High School Golf Championship

Teams From 7 States, Including Texas and California, are Traveling to Myrtle Beach To ParticipateDurham-Academy_TEAM Thirty-one teams from seven states are poised to begin play in the 18th annual Palmetto High School Golf Championship, which will be played March 24-26 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The 54-hole, college style event begins on Thursday with a qualifying round at True Blue Golf Club. Based on qualifying scores, teams will then be flighted for 36 holes of stroke play competition. “The Palmetto High School Golf Championship is a wonderful event, “ Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday’s tournament director, Jeff Monday, said. “The tournament attracts some of the nation’s best young players, and just as importantly, it will introduce the next generation of golfers to Myrtle Beach and two of America’s premier courses.” The Friday and Saturday rounds will be played at True Blue and its sister course, Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, both of which are ranked among America’s top 100 public courses. Caledonia is ranked 24th on Golf Magazine’s list of the Top 100 You Can Play, a ranking of America’s best public courses, and True Blue is 77th on the prestigious list. Both layouts are Mike Strantz designs that offer distinct, yet equally dramatic and memorable experiences. Caledonia, which is equal parts art and architecture, plays through a stunning piece of lowcountry land that was once home to a thriving rice plantation. A round at True Blue, while completely different from a design perspective, is no less captivating. Strantz used waste bunkers, which frame many of the course’s fairways, to craft a layout that is among the area’s most visually stunning. Defending champion Durham Academy is returning to defend its title against teams from South Carolina, California, Louisiana, North Carolina, Maryland and Texas. Current PGA Tour players Rickie Fowler, the 2006 champion, and Harris English are among the Palmetto’s distinguished alums.  

Golfers From 22 States, Italy, Uruguay and Canada Will Flock to Second Annual Myrtle Beach Preseason Classic

MB-PreseasonNearly 200 golfers are preparing to descend on the Grand Strand for the second annual Myrtle Beach Preseason Classic, which has attracted players from 22 states and four countries and will be played February 1-3, 2016, on six Myrtle Beach golf courses. A 54-hole, two-man team event, the Preseason Classic will feature a different format of play each day and players will be flighted based on their USGA handicap. Teams will play best ball in the opening round, followed by combined net team score and a Texas Scramble. The host courses are Arrowhead Country Club, The Wizard, River Club, Blackmoor Golf Club, the Norman Course at Barefoot Resort and True Blue Golf Club. The event’s international players will be coming from Canada, Italy and Uruguay and among the 22 states represented will be Alaska. Temperatures during the event are forecast to be in the 70s. For more information or to follow the event, go to MyrtleBeachPreseason.com. “We’ve got another great field for an event that is carving out a spot on the Myrtle Beach golf calendar,” said Jeff Monday, Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday’s tournament director. “With most of the country firmly in winter’s grasp, the Preseason Classic gives players a chance to escape to some of the Grand Strand’s best courses and enjoy the game they love.” Each competitor will receive a Greg Norman pullover and $20 PGA Tour Superstore gift card upon registration, and the event will conclude with an awards luncheon after the Wednesday round. Arrowhead Country Club is a 27-hole facility that has several holes that play along the Intracoatal Waterway. The Raymond Floyd design is renowned for it’s conditioning. The Wizard, a links style design that offers a taste of Scotland, is one of the area’s most playable courses and it features pristine bentgrass greens. With generous fairways framed by mounds covered in native vegetation, The Wizard delivers an enjoyable experience. Blackmoor Golf Club is the only Myrtle Beach golf course designed by Gary Player. The course is most known for the 370-yard, par 4 eighth hole that allows players to try and drive the green through a chute Player carved amongst the native pines. A South Strand institution, River Club is one of the area’s most popular courses, highlighted by the risk-reward, par 5 18th hole that is one of the area’s best. The Norman Course at Barefoot Resort is one of Myrtle Beach’s premier layouts, highlighted by four holes on the back nine that bring the Intracoastal into play. True Blue, a Mike Strantz masterpiece, is ranked among America’s top 100 public courses by both Golf Magazine and Golf Channel. Everything about the course is big – fairways, greens and most of all the fun.

Two Spots in the Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship Will Be Up For Grabs at Local Qualifier at Myrtle Beach National West Course on January 30, 2016

Registration Deadline For Participants is January 29th Entries are still being accepted for the Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship local qualifier, which is open to boys and girls that are residents of Horry, Georgetown and Brunswick counties. The qualifier will be held January 30, 2016 at Myrtle Beach National’s West Course.Dustin Johnson World Jr Golf Championship Logo 4 Color Small RGB 300dpi-... The registration deadline for the local qualifier is January 29. For more information or to enter, go to www.WorldJuniorGolfChampionship.com. Entry cost is $40. The top finishing boy and girl in the qualifier will earn a spot in the inaugural Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship, which will be played February 13-15, 2016 at TPC Myrtle Beach. The Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship will feature a 90-player field comprised of elite-level boys and girls from across the globe. Players from 12 states and eight countries have committed to play in an event that will feature one of the strongest fields in the region. Eight of the top 12 boys from South Carolina and 6 of the top 10 from North Carolina will be playing, as will 7 of the top 10 SC girls. Among the countries that will be represented are Canada, China, England, Japan, Philippines, Scotland and Sweden. Nearly a quarter of the field will be comprised of international players. A significant part of the event’s appeal is TPC Myrtle Beach, one of the Grand Strand’s most decorated layouts. TPC Myrtle Beach has hosted the Senior PGA Tour Championship and been ranked among “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” by Golf Digest, making it an ideal venue to test golf’s rising young stars. With the support of Johnson, one of top 10 players in the world, the tournament will provide participants a PGA Tour-like experience, and the chance to test themselves against their peers from others parts of America and the world. The Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship is being sponsored by Founders Group International, the Dustin Johnson Golf School, and Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday. Johnson’s involvement with the tournament reflects his long-time commitment to junior golf, particularly in South Carolina, where he grew into one of the world’s best players. Through the Dustin Johnson Foundation, which is headquartered in Myrtle Beach, Johnson has donated more than $250,000 to junior golf, sponsoring numerous events throughout the state and helping cover entry costs for kids who need financial assistance. The Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship is being sponsored by Founders Group International, the Dustin Johnson Golf School, and Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday.

Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship to Host Local Qualifier

Top Finishing Local Boys and Girls Will Earn Entry into Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship Dustin Johnson World Jr Golf Championship Logo 4 Color Small RGB 300dpi... The Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship will hold a local qualifier – open to boys and girls that are residents of Horry, Georgetown and Brunswick counties – on January 30, 2016 at Myrtle Beach National’s West Course. The top finishing boys and girls in the qualifier will earn a spot in the inaugural Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship, which will be played February 13-15, 2016 at TPC Myrtle Beach. For more information or to enter the qualifier, go to www.WorldJuniorGolfChampionship.com. Entry cost is $40. “We look forward to providing the Grand Strand’s best junior golfers the opportunity to compete against their peers from around the world,” said Rick Taylor, Director of Golf Course Operations for Founders Group International. “The Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship will attract an outstanding field and our local qualifiers will certainly enhance the strength of the event.” The Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship will feature a 90-player field comprised of elite-level boys and girls from across the globe. With the support of Johnson, one of top 10 players in the world, the tournament will provide participants a PGA Tour-like experience, and the chance to test themselves against their peers from others part of America and the world. The Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship is being sponsored by Founders Group International, the Dustin Johnson Golf School, and Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday. Johnson’s involvement with the tournament reflects his long-time commitment to junior golf, particularly in South Carolina, where he grew into one of the world’s best players. Through the Dustin Johnson Foundation, which is headquartered in Myrtle Beach, Johnson has donated more than $250,000 to junior golf, sponsoring numerous events throughout the state and helping cover entry costs for kids who need financial assistance.

Inaugural Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship to be Played Feb. 13-15 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

90-Player Event Will Attract a Global Field

 Founders Group International, the Dustin Johnson Golf School and Myrtle Beach Beach Golf Holiday announce the inaugural Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship, a 54-hole tournament that will be played February 13-15 at TPC Myrtle Beach. The invitational event will feature a 90-player field comprised of elite-level boys and girls from across the globe. More information on the tournament, including eligibility criteria, is available at www.WorldJuniorGolfChampionship.com. With the support of Johnson, one of top 10 players in the world, the tournament will provide participants a PGA Tour-like experience, and the chance to test themselves against their peers from others part of America and the world. TPC Myrtle Beach, a former host of the Senior PGA Tour Championship, has been ranked among America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses and will provide a tour-level challenge and participant amenities. The February date, which takes advantage of Myrtle Beach's sub-tropical climate, provides juniors a chance to jump-start their 2016 season on President’s Day weekend. “Junior golf was vital to my development as a player, and I’m excited to help launch an event that will grow into one of the nation’s premier tournaments,” said Johnson. “I lived in Myrtle Beach for nearly 10 years and still consider the area home, so I know it’s an ideal host for the event. I’ve played TPC Myrtle Beach more than any other course, and it will offer our players a great challenge.” "We are thrilled to be partnering with Dustin Johnson, one of the world's best players, to launch the game's next great junior event," said Nick Dou, President of Founders Group International. "TPC Myrtle Beach, a top 100 caliber course, is an ideal host and will help us provide the best tournament experience in junior golf. We are looking forward to bringing golf's next generation of stars to Myrtle Beach." “We will focus on attracting a world class field and providing Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship participants an experience similar to what they will one day enjoy at high-level collegiate or even professional events,” said Allen Terrell, the director of instruction at the Dustin Johnson Golf School. “TPC Myrtle Beach is one of the best public courses in America and an ideal venue for the event.” Johnson’s involvement with the tournament reflects his long-time commitment to junior golf, particularly in South Carolina, where he grew into one of the world’s best players. Through the Dustin Johnson Foundation, which is headquartered in Myrtle Beach, Johnson has donated more than $250,000 to junior golf, sponsoring numerous events throughout the state and helping cover entry costs for kids who need financial assistance. TPC Myrtle Beach is owned and operated by Founders Group International, one of the game’s fastest emerging and most forward-thinking owner-operators.

Myrtle Beach 2015 Golf Hall of Fame Inductees Enshrined

Marketing pioneer Sandy Miles and Phillip Goings, the long-time caddy master at the Dunes Club, were inducted into the Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame September 17 at Pine Lakes Country Club. Established to pay tribute to the men and women who have played significant roles in the development of the Myrtle Beach area golf industry, the Hall of Fame was founded in 2009. “Sandy Miles and Phillip Goings are richly deserving of their place in the Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame,” said Bill Golden, Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday’s president. “Both men were vital to the area’s growth in different ways, but they shared common goals: a desire to do their job to the best of their ability and to make every Myrtle Beach golf trip a memorable one.” Big ideas and an equally big personality made Sandie Miles an instrumental part of Myrtle Beach's growth into the game's premier golf destination. After serving in the Army, including a tour in Germany, Miles returned to Myrtle Beach and took over Pine Lakes Country Club. He immediately set about raising the course’s profile and was wildly successful. He coined the venerable Robert White design as the Granddaddy, ensuring everyone knew Pine Lakes was the birthplace of Myrtle Beach golf. ? It was Miles' idea to serve clam chowder at the turn and he brought Rolls Royce golf carts to the course, marketing ideas that attracted national attention for years. While Miles is most known for his success at the Granddaddy, he also worked alongside fellow Hall of Famer Cecil Brandon to help launch Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday. As important as architects and golf course owners are the people on the ground greeting players and providing the Southern hospitality that has served as one of the Myrtle Beach's primary assets. No one brought a smile and unquestioned expertise to his job longer than Phillip Goings, the former caddy master at the Dunes Club. Goings started at the club as a dishwasher but moved outdoors, where he became the head looper at Myrtle Beach's most famed course. A razor sharp memory made Goings an outstanding caddy and his personality endeared him to Dunes Club members and guests alike. Fellow Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Famer Jimmy D'Angelo once said of Goings, "He treats everybody like they are the President of the United States ... He's the world's best." ??Goings worked at the Dunes Club for 50 years, setting a standard for work ethic and customer service that served entire Myrtle Beach golf community well. For more information about Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame, visit www.themyrtlebeachgolfhalloffame.com.