If you like golf:
On this trip I would golf six games in seven days, on courses that offered a small sampling of the range of over a 100 tracks in the region, designed by some of the great names in the industry. One of the most unique events I have ever heard of in golf is hosted by the Myrtle Beach Golf Holidays association members. It is called the Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship. “It is the world’s largest golf tournament comprised of more than three thousand amateur golfers from all over the world. We have golfers coming from all 50 states and 30 countries each year,” said tournament director Jeff Monday. It has been held annually for the last 32 years and will take place this year starting August 29. “It is pretty much every man’s U.S. Open” said Monday, “We play 72 holes of net stroke play on a different course every day, using your substantiated established handicap. Players are flighted according to gender, age and handicap for the first four games. Then the flight winners play for the championship crown on the fifth day.” Every evening players are invited to the Myrtle Beach Convention Centre for a 19th hole party, with free food and beverages, celebrity guests, along with lots of entertainment until the late hours. This must be a good event given the loyalty it engenders. According to Monday, “Fifty per cent of our field from the prior year will come back to
Golf boards, rather than typical golf carts, may be the wave of the future.