Monday, July 12, 2010

SC Golf News from the "World's Largest 19th Hole"


GOLF Magazine Columnist and CBS Sports Golf Analyst Making First Appearance at 27th Annual World Amateur Handicap Championship

July 6, 2010, Myrtle Beach, S.C. – One of golf’s biggest personalities is coming to one of the game’s biggest parties. David Feherty, GOLF Magazine columnist, CBS Sports golf analyst and renowned funnyman, will be headlining the entertainment at the “World’s Largest 19th Hole” on Thursday, Sept. 2, as a part of the 27th annual World Amateur Handicap Championship.

Feherty has grown into one of golf’s most popular television personalities through his keen analysis and quick-witted sense of humor. He will address participants at this year’s World Am at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on the event’s final night as he shares stories from his years in the game as a player and as an announcer. The 19th Hole features an extensive nightly golf exposition with equipment demos, entertainment, open bars, concerts, prize drawings and food from some of Myrtle Beach’s finest restaurants.

“We are thrilled that David Feherty will be appearing at the ‘World’s Largest 19th Hole,’” said Dave Macpherson, tournament director of the World Amateur Handicap Championship. “He is one of the game’s most popular personalities and will be one of the main highlights of what promises to be a great week of golf and fun in Myrtle Beach.”

Feherty played on both the European and PGA Tours winning five times on the European circuit and twice finishing in the top 10 in the Order of Merit. He played two years on the PGA TOUR recording a second place finish at the New England Open. He had three top 10 finishes in major championships, including a fourth place effort at the 1994 British Open. He also played in the famed 1991 Ryder Cup, scoring 1.5 points.
A native of Northern Ireland, who became a U.S. citizen on February 23, 2010, Feherty has authored three best-selling books: “A Nasty Bit of Rough,” “Somewhere in Ireland A Village is Missing An Idiot” and “David Feherty’s Totally Subjective History of the Ryder Cup.” Feherty decided to become a citizen after a poignant trip to the Middle East and extensive state-side work with U.S. veterans. He now holds six military outings a year for injured soldiers and works closely with the Troops First Foundation.

Feherty joins former LPGA great Annika Sorenstam and four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon, among others, who have headlined the entertainment at the “World’s Largest 19th Hole.”

Hosted by Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday, the World Amateur Handicap Championship is a 72-hole tournament. 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.

Registration for the 72-hole tournament is $550 and includes four rounds of golf and nightly access to the 19th Hole. The World Am will be held August 30 through September 3 as more than 3,000 amateur golfers are expected to converge on more than 50 Myrtle Beach area golf courses to compete for the right to be world champion.

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 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.

For more information on the World Am, or to register, call 1-800-833-8798 or visit

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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 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

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