Monday, March 7, 2011

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The weather is starting to warm up, the birds are singing, and golf season is in sight. SC Golf is ready, willing, and able to get back into the swing of things.




There are several big events in the upcoming months and the list of events can be found at the link below:








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For More Information, Contact:Phil Werz or Erin Barrett, The Brandon Agency, (843) 916-2000





MYRTLE BEACH NATIONAL TO HOST EIGHTH ANNUAL JUNIOR GOLF SHOOTOUT, APRIL 23-24, 2011



March 7, 2011, Myrtle Beach, S.C. – Myrtle Beach National will play host to the eighth annual Myrtle Beach Junior Golf Shootout during Easter weekend, April 22-23, 2011. The spring partner of the George Holliday Tournament, held annually in November, the Junior Golf Shootout hosts more than 150 boys and girls between nine and 18 years of age for the two-day tournament. The tournament entry fee for players 10 through 18 years of age is $135 with a registration deadline of April 19. The entry fee for players nine years of age and younger is $60.



Sponsored by Myrtle Beach National, and Coca-Cola®, the Junior Golf Shootout features two tournament rounds at Myrtle Beach National’s Southcreek and West Course, lunch each day, a welcome gift, door prizes and fun for the entire family. Sanctioned by the South Carolina Junior Golf Association, tournament participants can earn points towards the Heritage Classic Foundation Rankings. Caddies are allowed, including family members.




“The Junior Shootout is a great complement to our fall George Holliday Tournament as it showcases college-talent bound players,” said Jim Woodring, vice president of golf operations for the Myrtle Beach National Company. “The Junior Shootout gets bigger and better each spring and showcases some of the best junior golf talent in the Southeast. These events support our commitment to growing the game of golf with our yearly program of ‘Kids Play Free’ at all of our courses.”



Last year, 17-year-old Easton Renwick from Punxsutawney, Pa. fired a final round 2-under par 70 to claim the boys overall championship. Since winning the boys title last year, Renwick has committed to attend college and play golf at Coastal Carolina University. Katy Funk from Spartanburg, S.C. won the girl’s overall title. In 2010, eight states were represented in the two-day event.



For more information or to register for this year’s Myrtle Beach Junior Golf Shootout tournament, call 1-800-344-5590 or visit www.mbn.com/jrgolfshootout.



About The Myrtle Beach National Company




The Myrtle Beach National Company has evolved into one of the leading golf course ownership and now management companies in the Southeast, featuring many of the most well-respected signature courses along the Grand Strand. The company was formed in 1971 with the construction of the Arnold Palmer-designed original 54-hole golf complex, which includes the West Course, SouthCreek (both designed by Francis Duane and Arnold Palmer) and King’s North, also an Arnold Palmer design that has achieved national notoriety. Myrtle Beach National has grown to include the Robert Trent Jones designed Waterway Hills; Jack Nicklaus’ Pawleys Plantation and Long Bay clubs; Tom Jackson’s River Club and Aberdeen Country Club; Dan Maples’ Willbrook Plantation; Willard Byrd’s Litchfield Country Club; Gary Player’s Blackmoor Golf Club; Clyde Johnston’s Wachesaw Plantation East; Ron Garl’s Tradition Golf Club; Tom Fazio’s TPC Myrtle Beach; and Willard Byrd’s Wild Wing Plantation, all premier Myrtle Beach area signature courses.




Myrtle Beach National has hosted tournaments for men, women, senior or junior golfers for more than 35 years to help grow the game of golf. Every November, Myrtle Beach National-sponsored George Holliday Memorial Tournament, recently named one of the top-ranked junior tournaments by the Heritage Classic Foundation, draws more than 300 prep golfers to the Grand Strand. During the spring, Myrtle Beach National welcomes more than 150 junior golfers to the area during Easter weekend for the Myrtle Beach Junior Golf Shootout Tournament. In the fall, Myrtle Beach National welcomes women golfers and couples to the Grand Strand for “The Carolina Couples Classic” and “Just Girls Weekend.” For more information, visit http://www.mbn.com/ or call 1-800-882-2614.




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