Golf News for Thursday, April 11, 2013 | Events

Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday announces sold out 'Monday After the Masters'

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday -- the Grand Strand's golf marketing cooperative - announce a sold out crowd of more than 6,000 spectators will attend the annual Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After The Masters Celebrity Pro-Am (MAM), April 15.

Held on the Dye Club at Barefoot Resort, scheduled event participants include NFL greats Bruce Smith, Sterling Sharpe and Jim McMahon; PGA TOUR stalwarts David Love III, Boo Weekley and Dustin Johnson; music industry stars Darius Rucker and Javier Colon; and NASCAR's Michael Waltrip. ESPN's "Mike & Mike in the Morning" will simulcast live for ESPN Radio and ESPN2 on the 1st tee.

MAM is the largest one-day charity event in South Carolina having raised more than $4 million in its history benefiting state education programs and the South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation.

The Dye Club will also be the championship playoff venue of the 30th annual GOLF.com World Amateur Handicap Championship held August 26 - 30 Registration for the four-day, 72-hole event is $450 through May 15, a $100 savings off of the regular entry fee of $550. Registration is available at www.worldamgolf.com.

"Monday after the Masters is ideal to kickoff spring with a bang here in the Golf Capital of the U.S.," says Bill Golden, president of Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday. "Along with the World Am and its 3,000-plus participants, these huge events celebrate what we're all about here on the Grand Strand: fun times and wonderful golf in the South Carolina sunshine."

For more information on MAM, World Am, and Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday, visit www.GolfHoliday.com.

About Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday
Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday is a non-profit trade association comprised of 79 championship golf courses and 99 golf package providers in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area. Founded in 1967, the organization continues to be the driving force behind the growth of the region's thriving golf market. The originator of the "Stay and Play Package," Golf Holiday provides non-biased information about 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 to foster continued growth of the game. In addition to hosting the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After The Masters Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament each spring, Golf Holiday also manages the GOLF.com World Amateur Handicap Championship - the world's largest single-site amateur golf tournament, the Summer Family Golf Tournaments, the Palmetto High School Golf Championships, the Veterans Golf Classic and the Myrtle Beach Never Forgets Memorial Golf Outing.

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