Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Guess What's NEW on the GOLF CHANNEL?!

As many of you know, SC Golf covered the 16th Annual Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-AM Golf Tournament held at the Dye Course at Barefoot Resort! We have the distinct pleasure of announcing the following news!!

Guess what is new on the GOLF CHANNEL?! Press release below:


Three Separate Airings Scheduled for May With Debut Show on May 11

May 4, 2010, North Myrtle Beach, S.C. – Golf Channel has announced three separate airings in May of a special show devoted to coverage of the events surrounding the 16th Annual Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament. The one-hour special was filmed at the Dye Club at Barefoot Resort & Golf and at the House of Blues in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. on April 12.

Golf Channel’s special entitled, “Monday After The Masters hosted by Hootie & The Blowfish” will debut in prime time on May 11 at 8:00 p.m. (EDT). Subsequent airings will take place on May 12 at 10:00 a.m. and May 22 at 2:00 a.m.

The show is hosted by Lauren Thompson and features tournament coverage with participants from the PGA TOUR, sports celebrities and entertainment stars. The special will showcase one of the biggest celebrity charity golf tournaments in the country, take a look behind the scenes of the event and include rare concert footage of the Monday night concert starring Hootie & The Blowfish and 12 other prominent musicians. The special also spotlights Myrtle Beach as the host city for Monday After The Masters.

The Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After The Masters golf tournament annually raises money for the Hootie & The Blowfish Foundation. That organization supports the South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation and the educational needs of children in South Carolina and has raised close to $5 million over the last 16 years. The event was hosted by Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday, a non-profit organization that has been involved in all eight of the Monday After the Masters tournaments held on the Grand Strand.

“We appreciate Golf Channel’s interest in telling the story about what happens during the Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After The Masters Celebrity Golf Tournament,” said Bill Golden, president of Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday. “This event brings together so many stars who give of their time for a great cause, plus, it showcases why Myrtle Beach is known as the ‘Golf Capital of the World.’”

This year, the six-person team led by PGA TOUR player DJ Trahan and country music singer Steve Azar captured the celebrity charity golf event with a score of 18-under par. There was also a five-way tie for second place including squads led by PGA Tour star Jim Furyk and Hootie and the Blowfish lead singer and country music star Darius Rucker, and Myrtle Beach resident and PGA star Dustin Johnson and Hootie drummer Jim “Soni” Sonefeld.

Other PGA TOUR players that attended this year’s event included John Daly, Woody Austin, Rich Beem, and LPGA player and Grand Strand native Kristy McPherson. Other celebrities and athletes who participated in the event included country singers Jack Ingram and Colt Ford, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair, NASCAR drivers Kyle Petty and Michael Waltrip, and NFL Hall-of Fame quarterback Dan Marino.

For more information about the Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After The Masters Celebrity Golf Tournament, visit hootiegolf.com.

About the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Golf Tournament
One of the most popular celebrity pro-am golf tournaments in the country, the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament attracts thousands of people who enjoy the music of the two-time Grammy award winners as well as the friendly competition between the band and their celebrity and PGA professional friends. Over the past 15 years, the Monday After the Masters has donated more than $4 million to the Hootie & the Blowfish Foundation, which supports the educational needs of South Carolina children and the South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation.

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 Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After The Masters Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament each spring, Golf Holiday also manages the GOLF.com World Amateur Handicap Championship – the world's largest on-site golf tournament, the Summer Family Fun Golf Tournaments, the Spring 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 GolfHoliday.com.

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