Friday, June 3, 2016

Seventeenth Annual Veterans Golf Classic Poised to Tee Off in Myrtle Beach

54-Hole Event Has Attracted 352 Players From 29 States to the Grand Strand

(Myrtle Beach, S.C.) - The 17th annual Veterans Golf Classic, which has attracted a field of 352 golfers from 29 states, will enjoy a new date, but promises to deliver the same fun.

Long held the week before Memorial Day, the 2016 Veterans Golf Classic will be played June 5-8 on 11 of Myrtle Beach’s best golf courses.

A two-man team event, the Veterans Golf Classic is a 54-hole, handicap tournament that is open to all current or former members of the United States Military and their friends.

The event features a different format of play each day – better ball, combined net team score and scramble – and each team must include at least one current or former member of the armed forces. Players are placed into one of four flights – Eisenhower, MacArthur, Nimitz and Franks – based on their handicap.

The host courses for this year’s event are: Founders Club, Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina, Indian Wells, Man O’War, Panther’s Run, Possum Trot, Rivers Edge, Sandpiper Bay, Shaftesbury Glen, Thistle and Wild Wing Avocet.

“The Veterans Golf Classic is not only a great tournament, it’s a way for us to say thank you to a group of men and women who have laid their lives on the line to help defend our freedom,” said Jeff Monday, Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday’s tournament director. “We have an outstanding golf course lineup and look forward to another memorable tournament that the entire community supports.”

Beyond golf, participants will also enjoy a Sunday welcome reception and a Wednesday night awards banquet, in addition to receiving a Veterans Golf Classic hat and shirt and an assortment of goodies in a tournament gift bag.

The Wednesday banquet is one of the event’s highlights. The colors of each service branch – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard are presented – and the atmosphere is the perfect blend of festive and respectful.

The Carolina Cup, which matches members of the VFW against the American Legion, is another popular tournament within the tournament. American Legion snapped a six-year drought and won last year’s event.

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