MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. Entries are now being accepted for the Ninth Annual Junior Golf Shootout scheduled for April 6-7 and hosted by Myrtle Beach National Golf Club, an award-winning 54-hole Arnold Palmer-designed complex. More than 100 boys and girls ages 9-18 are expected to compete, with single rounds on the SouthCreek Course (Friday) and West Course (Saturday). The application fee is $135 and the deadline for entries is April 2. The entry fee for nine-year-olds is $60.
For more information or to register, call (800) 344-5590 or visit www.mbn.com/jrgolfshootout.
The tournament is sponsored by Coca-Cola and is sanctioned by the South Carolina Junior Golf Association. Top finishers will earn points for the Heritage Classic Foundation Rankings.
Last year's girls winner Madison Moosa, 14, of Charlotte, N.C., is expected to compete as well as 2011 boys runners-up Nick Ebenhardt, 17, of Fort Mill, S.C., and Jonathan Hardee, 15, of Greer, S.C. Moosa shot 147 to win the girls division by seven strokes. Ebenhardt and Hardee each finished at 144, three strokes behind 2011 winner Jon Weiss, who has turned 19 and is no longer eligible.
"It is exciting for us to again host the Junior Golf Shootout," said Mike Burnside, Myrtle Beach National head professional. "This event is growing with each year and it is gratifying to see how talented our younger golfers are in the Southeast Region. I'm sure the young golfers and their families will enjoy the test of golf and the hospitality we will offer."
Participants will be treated to lunch each day. Golfers from at least eight states have participated in recent years.
About National Golf Management Company
The National Golf Management Company was formed in February 2012 with the merger of Burroughs and Chapin Golf Management (B&C) and Myrtle Beach National Company (MBN), making the new company one of the 15 largest golf course management companies in the United States. It is far and away the largest management company on the Grand Strand and one of the leading golf course companies in the Southeast. The merger brought together a total of 23 Myrtle Beach-area golf courses.
Burroughs and Chapin Golf Management was formed in 1999, and its list of courses includes Myrtle Beach's oldest course, Pine Lakes Country Club - the Myrtle Beach area's first course (circa 1927), and Tidewater Golf Club, a unanimous selection as "Best New Course in America" when it opened in 1990. But the history of the company's other interests, including real estate in and around Myrtle Beach, dates back more than 100 years. The lineage of the company is traced to F.G. Burroughs and Simeon B. Chapin.
Myrtle Beach National Company was formed in 1971 with the construction of the Arnold Palmer-designed 54-hole golf complex, which includes the West Course, SouthCreek and King's North. Other courses of distinction include Long Bay Club, Pawleys Plantation and Willbrook Plantation Golf Club.
For more information about National Golf Management, visit www.nationalgolfmanagement.com or www.mbn.com.
For More Information, Contact:
Craig Smith or Tim Gavrich at The Brandon Agency, (843) 916-2000