Tuesday, May 25, 2010

27th Annual GOLF.COM World Amateur Handicap Championship


SC Golf is proud to share news about our friends at GOLF.COM and Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday! This press release was forwarded to me by our friends at The Brandon Agency. This is an extravagant event and has become a favorite of both locals and visitors of the golf capital of this beautiful state. SC Golf will be covering this event so keep an eye on the website and fan page on facebook for more details. Click Here to visit SC Golf (scgolf.info) on facebook. Press release below:


NEWS RELEASE

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EARLY ENTRY DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR 27TH ANNUAL GOLF.COM WORLD AMATEUR HANDICAP CHAMPIONSHIP

2010 World Am to be Held August 30 – September 3 on More Than 50 Myrtle Beach Area Golf Courses

May 10, 2010, Myrtle Beach, S.C. – Golfers have until Tuesday, June 11th to register for the 2010 Golf.COM World Amateur Handicap Championship and receive an early entry discount. The 27th annual World Am will be held August 30 through September 2 with more than 3,000 golfers from 45 states and 20 countries converging on more than 50 Myrtle Beach area courses for the week.

Registration for the 72-hole tournament is $550, but can be obtained for $475 before June 1. Entry into the tournament includes four rounds of golf, a gift bag upon arrival, daily continental breakfast, and four evenings of food, drink and golf exhibits.

The entry fee also includes admission for the golfer, and guest, into the “World’s Largest 19th Hole” at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center each evening after tournament play. The 19th Hole features an extensive golf exposition, equipment demos, entertainment, open bars, concerts, prize drawings and food from some of Myrtle Beach’s finest restaurants.

Hosted by Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday, Golf.COM World Amateur Handicap Championship is a 72-hole tournament with participants competing for the right to be crowned “World Amateur Golf Champion.” Players are flighted according to their handicap and at the conclusion of the four rounds, flight winners advance to the 18-hole world championship playoff at the renowned Dunes Golf & Beach Club.

The World Am features six competitive divisions, ranging from men and women 49 years-of-age and under to the super seniors 70 years-of-age and older. The event’s inclusiveness is apparent in its past champions. Players with handicaps as low as three and as high as 34 have won the World Championship and three women have earned the distinction including 2009 winner Linda Fuller from Richmond, Texas.

The 2010 World Am will mark the fourth year of the Cory Lemke Parent-Child Championship, a tournament for any combination of parent and child participating in the event. Registration for the Parent-Child Championship is limited to the first 150 teams with no additional entry fee. The event will be played in honor of Cory Lemke, who won his flight at the age of 15 in 2002 and played countless rounds of golf with his father, Mark Lemke, a 13-year tournament participant. Cory tragically lost his life in a 2006 motorcycle accident but his memory will live on through the Cory Lemke Parent-Child Championship.

The more than 50 Grand Strand golf courses comprising this year’s World Am are some of the finest in the area including all four Barefoot Resort & Golf courses, Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, True Blue Golf Plantation, The Dunes Beach & Golf Club, Grande Dunes, TPC Myrtle Beach and all three courses at Myrtle Beach National.

“The GOLF.COM World Amateur Handicap Championship is considered the ‘Every Day Golfers' U.S. Open,’” said Dave Macpherson, tournament director of the GOLF.COM World Amateur Handicap Championship. “Any amateur golfer with a United States Golf Association handicap index, or foreign equivalent, can register for the World Am and has a legitimate chance to be crowned as the ‘World Golf Champion.’ We’ve added a few special events in 2010 and look forward to the 27th year of the World Am.”

For more information on the event, host golf courses, or to register, call 1-800-833-8798 or visit WorldAmGolf.com. Plus, you can register to win a free entry, hotel, airfare, and rental car to the World Am at Click here to visit the World Am .

About the SI Golf Group

Golf Magazine is at the core of the most powerful media company in the game, the SI Golf Group. The magazine, which delivers a circulation of 1.4 million golf enthusiasts with a readership of 6.1 Million, us golf’s most widely read publication and provides the best instruction, equipment reviews and travel coverage in the category. With the combined resources of Golf, SI Golf Plus (the No. 1 golf weekly publication) and Golf.com (the highest trafficked golf website). The SI Golf Group delivers a monthly audience of 12.6 million avid golfers and fans.

About Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday

Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday is a non-profit trade association of 76 championship golf courses, 102 golf package providers and five golf schools in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area. Founded in 1967, the organization has been and continues to be the driving force behind the growth of the Myrtle Beach area golf market. The originator of the “Stay and Play Package,” Golf Holiday provides non-biased information about the area accommodations and golf courses to assist golfers in making the most informed decisions when planning for their next vacation.

Golf Holiday also hosts seven events and tournaments annually to help grow the game of golf and attract golfers to the Grand Strand during slower times of year. In addition to hosting the GOLF.COM World Amateur Handicap Championship – the world's largest on-site golf tournament, Golf Holiday also manages the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After The Masters Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament each spring, Summer Family Golf Tournaments, the Spring and Fall Palmetto High School Golf Championships, the Veterans Golf Classic and the FDNY 9-11 Memorial Golf Outing. For more information, call Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday at 1-800-833-8798 or visit Golf Holiday .

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