(PHILADELPHIA, Pa.) - Everyone who plays golf knows Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. But not everyone may be acquainted with the relaxed, slower, "Lowcountry" atmosphere that exists on the extreme southern end of Myrtle Beach's Grand Strand.
In the November episode of the Traveling Golfer, host Tony Leodora introduces - or re-introduces - viewers to the very different look and feel of the golf lifestyle that exists in the Pawley's Island area of South Carolina.
Featuring courses such as the Jack Nicklaus-designed Pawley's Plantation and the uniquely interesting Founders Club, plus the atmosphere and tradition of the surrounding area, the Traveling Golfer show will provide a refreshing view to a portion of America's Golf Capital.
"The Pawley's Island area is very different from the rest of Myrtle Beach," explained Steve Mays, director of marketing for the Founders Group - which owns Pawley's Plantation and the Founders Club, plus another 20 golf courses along the Grand Strand. "The landscape is different. The courses are different. The pace of life is different. It is the perfect blend of a great place to play golf and a great place to relax."
Leodora elicited some help in hosting portions of the latest show. Meredith Kirk, an LPGA teaching professional and the Official Ambassador for Myrtle Beach, provides her touch to the show. Having gone to high school and college in the Myrtle Beach area, then staying there to raise her family, she has a unique knowledge of the resort. And, as the 2014 Mrs. South Carolina, she also improves the photogenic quality of the show.
"I never get tired of talking about Myrtle Beach, especially the beautiful southern area," said Kirk. "Each area of Myrtle Beach has its unique attractions but I look at the Pawley's Island area as the perfect family location."
Leodora has been coming to the Myrtle Beach area every year for the last 30 years and agrees with the assessments of Mays and Kirk. "I know when I go to the southern end I can count on finding a cluster of excellent courses in a very condensed area, some of the best seafood in the country and a welcome bit of Lowcountry hospitality."
The episode from the southern end of Myrtle Beach began airing November 1 and runs throughout the month on the Traveling Golfer network of websites ... including The Golf Director Network (see full list of sites on travelinggolfervideo.com). It also will air on Monday, November 14 as part of the Press Box television show in Myrtle Beach, 5 to 7 p.m. on HTC Ch. 4. The Traveling Golfer also airs as a scheduled weekly feature show on Comcast SportsNet and The Comcast Network throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. Comcast SportsNet airings are 10:30 a.m. Sundays and 4:30 p.m. Thursdays. The Comcast Network airs the show at 6 p.m. Mondays and Fridays.
As part of every Traveling Golfer show there is the additional feature, "Tech Talk", hosted by Tour Edge Golf experts, such as President Dave Glod. With years of experience as a club maker, Glod presents an inside look at the research and development of high-quality golf equipment.
Responding to golfers' never-ending demands to learn more about interesting golf courses and golf resorts across the country and around the world, well-traveled host Tony Leodora created the Traveling Golfer so he could take viewers on video trips to some of the most exciting golf locations. The show won first place for golf television broadcasts in the prestigious International Network of Golf Awards, presented at the PGA Merchandise Show in January.
The Traveling Golfer is a series of monthly shows hosted by Leodora, who has 16 years of experience in televised golf. The featured destination stays on the website for one month, before being replaced by a new show. The old shows are archived for continued viewing on home website, www.travelinggolfervideo.com.