East Coast Golf Sponsors A Month of Masters on Golf Connections

East Coast Golf Sponsors A Month of Masters on Golf Connections

Myrtle Beach based East Coast Golf Management stepped up to become title sponsor for Mitch Laurance’s “A Month of Master” on Golf Connections. Leading up to this year’s Augusta Championship, TGD Radio host, Mitch Laurance has lined up a stellar series of interviews with iconic figures in The Masters rich history. The series began on March 3rd and will air a new episode each Monday and Thursday leading up to the second week of April. After the live airing, show will be placed into a replay schedule and added to the TGD Radio podcast library for listen on-demand. Included in the series are Frank Christian, Dottie Pepper, Ben Wright, Geoff Shacklefor,  Peter Alliss, John Derr, John Patrick, Fluff Cowan, and Billy Casper.

East-Coast-Logo-(2013)---PNEast Coast Golf Management consists of a group of golf industry experts uniquely qualified in facilities operations. The team is staffed with resort accommodation managers, PGA head golf professionals, PGA directors of golf and general managers, project managers and golf business owners and provides leadership that ensures maximum performance of client’s assets. In addition to offering course management and services the company markets the Platinum Golf Membership program offering players great golf values, while driving rounds at associate courses. East Coast Golf Management is one of the fastest growing companies of it’s kind in the industry. Learn more about them by visiting their website at http://eastcoastgolfmanagement.com

Mitch Laurance has been the voice (and image) of golf in the Myrtle Beach area going on three decades. His career in acting, directing, and television and radio broadcasting has allowed Mitch to make some great connections in the game of golf. He shares his love of the game, his friends, and his perspective on Golf Connections With Mitch Laurance as a regular episode on TheGolfDirector.com’s TGD Radio. The idea for “A Month of Masters” came as he and the broadcast team considered programming to lead up to this year’s Masters Championship. East Coast Golf Management came on a title sponsor on short notice recognizing the potential impact such a series.  To hear more of Golf Connections episodes go to the TGD Radio Podcast library or CLICK HERE.

In addition to” A Month of Masters” Presented by East Coast Golf Management, TGD Radio will also bring back  the popular “Coverage of the Majors” series this year beginning with The Masters Championship. Hosts George Honecutt, Hugh Royer III, and guest will provide commentary building up to the tournament as well as live coverage during the four days of The Masters.

 

Thanksgiving in Myrtle Beach – Sam Snead’s Oak Grill and Tavern

Thanksgiving in Myrtle Beach – Sam Snead’s Oak Grill and Tavern

Hey folks, I just learned about a Thanksgiving Day special at Sam Snead;s Oak Grill and Tavern in Myrtle Beach and wanted to share. Since moving here to paradise in the summer of 2001, I’ve noticed more and more folks visiting Myrtle Beach for the holidays, especially Thanksgiving. After all, what’s not to like. The weather is usually awesome, the golf courses are green, the shopping is always great, and there are an abundance of great places to enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner.

Back near my hometown in Tennessee, holidays (especially Thanksgiving) normally meant most of the restaurants were closed because most families were together celebrating. Not the case in normally sunny, Myrtle Beach, SC. With all the attraction here for tourist it has become a great place to spend the holidays. And as a resident,  I kind of like that. Not only because I know its helping to fuel our local economy, but because I like seeing folks enjoying themselves when I’m out and about on the holidays. I remember how lonely the small towns back home were, and I do prefer the bustling holiday activity.

We (Zeus and TGD) have recently developed a relationship with one of our area’s newest restaurants, Sam Snead’s Oak Grill and Tavern. Several year’s ago the area had a Sam Snead’s restaurant and we hated to see it go, so having this new restaurant open up was a welcomed event. The locals and visitors alike have adopted Snead’s as a regular hang out. After all, upon arrival you’ll be treated to an awesome lunch and dinner menu, great service, and be part of the unique ambiance created by a surrounding of one of the most amazing golf memorabilia collections anywhere…a perfect fit for the Golf Capital of the World.

Sam Snead’s Myrtle Beach has just announced an incredible Thanksgiving special. So, whether you’re a local or visiting paradise for Thanksgiving, you’ll want to check out this new establishment and this three course delight that combines some traditional Thanksgiving items as well as some of their own classic recipes. And hey, this coupld be just the  push you needed to decide to enjoy Thanksgiving in Myrtle Beach. How could you go wrong?

We always try to help our clients and associates get the word out about their business and it has been my pleasure to share with you this news about the Thanksgiving Day Special at Sam Snead’s Oak Grill and Tavern in Myrtle Beach, SC. So come on to paradise, bring your friends and family and join me an many others for this treat. Get more details by following this link. http://samsneadsmyrtlebeach.com/enjoy-thanksgiving-at-sam-sneads-myrtle-beach/

 

Myrtle Beach Golf in the Fall

Myrtle Beach Golf in the Fall

Every year that I have the opportunity to play Myrtle Beach golf in the Fall, I’m reminded why I live here. To me, this is the best season of the year. Yes, it’s a close toss up with Spring, but Fall wins. Perhaps I’ll voice another opinion in Spring, but it’s Fall now and Myrtle Beach is absolutely perfect.

Fortunately I’ve been able to play a lot of golf (for me) this year. Beginning with my first round of the year in February at Oyster Bay, when it was 38 degrees when we teed of (yes, I remember perfectly) I think I’ve played about 25 times so far this year. That was a two-glove first round. Glad I hung onto the winter gloves.  I expect to get in at least another 15 rounds…maybe more before year end. The greatest benefit to living here is that we can play all year…on green grass for the most part. The day we played Oyster Bay back in February, the temp rose to over 50 degrees by the end of the round. Funny…back in Tennessee my son and I waited out the frost delay many times and played when the temperature never got above 40. I admit, I’ve turned into a bit of a “fair weather” player since moving here in 2001. I will play  the cool days, but prefer 60 degrees or above. Hey, who wants to wear all those clothes?

The rye grass over-seeding preparation / process began over the past couple of weeks for most courses. As the Bermuda rough goes dormant, those rye grass fairways will turn into a beautiful rich green color showing the mowing stripes better than ever. Some courses over-seed the greens, some do not. Some even pain the greens. It seems we hear more and more proponents of painting the Bermuda hybrids rather than over-seeding them lately. Some say it is healthier for the greens and certainly less expensive. The few courses (here at the beach)  that still have bent grass are welcoming the cooler weather as those beautiful bent greens recover from the summer heat.

We’re in the peak Fall golf season right now, and the courses are pretty busy. There’s still plenty of daylight, so afternoon eighteen hole rounds are still easy if you start by 2 o’clock. Some of us can still get in eighteen after 3 o’clock. Yup, I like to play fairly fast. I play quite a few tournaments and scrambles that are more of a social happening than a serious game. So having endured several of those this year, I’m ready for some serious golf! Play it down, putt it out, count ’em all.

So, come join us for some great Myrtle Beach golf in the Fall. Pick yourself up a Platinum Golf  Discount Card HERE, save some money…or just place twice as much for the same money.  Let me know when you’re in town, we’ll go hit ’em. You can book your tee time right here on TGD. To book a tee time anywhere in the world CLICK HERE.

Be sure to go to our Radio podcast archives at TGD Radio http://radio.thegolfdirector.com to read and listen to the latest updates from our featured courses.

The Platinum Card – The Best Myrtle Beach Discount Golf Card

The Platinum Card – The Best Myrtle Beach Discount Golf Card

With all the Myrtle Beach discount golf cards available, it can be quite confusing as to which one to choose. How do you know which one is the best? What exactly is the criteria one should use in attempting to determine the best. I’m happy to share my opinion here. We welcome yours.

The variety of courses offered has to be a consideration, but by the value received is going to be the most important to many people in view of the economic strains felt lately. Some cards offer discounts at more courses, but may not offer the best discount per round.

The Platinum Card offered by East Coast Golf Management has great variety. The course selection offers challenge for all levels of skill and with the Platinum Card round cost, budget is not an issue regardless of the course. With two price points ($30 and $40) members can play any course on the card for a great value. For example, Crow Creek’s normal round cost at the time of this writing is $85 and you can play it with the Platinum card for $40. Some courses allow guests to play for the same amount and some charge $5 more for guests.

The price of the card is $50 plus tax. With the purchase your get 2 free rounds and a dozen golf balls. So, it pays for itself immediately. The card also offers members to play 4 rounds and get the 5th free….every 5th round is free. It’s not hard to calculate value with deals like this. Even is you are a golfer who gets to the course 5 or 6 times a year, you can save a considerable amount with this card. Think about it.. With 2 rounds free plus the 5th free, you can play 7 rounds for the member rate of 4, which is going to be anywhere from 30% to 110% off the regular rate. You might just save enough to get you out there more often.

Many visiting golfers come twice per year and play 4 or 5 rounds each time. This card is a great deal for them, especially when you consider the fact the guests play for only $5 more than the member rate. It makes a lot of sense to consider this when creating your next golf vacation.

So, when choosing the best Myrtle Beach discount golf card, be sure to consider the overall value per round, taking into account the cost for guests, too. I think you’ll agree the Platinum Card is going to stand up well to all the others! The Platinum Golf Membership is an annual program. Deals for respective years may vary. Please visit their site for the latest deals. Get more information at http://platinumgolfmembership.com or click HERE to go to the official East Coast Golf Management site..

 

TPC OF MYRTLE BEACH TO HOST A RALLY FOR THE CURE® EVENT

TPC OF MYRTLE BEACH TO HOST A RALLY FOR THE CURE® EVENT

TPC of Myrtle Beach is hosting a Rally for the Cure® Golf Tournament on October 20, 2013. Rally for the Cure is a grass roots program that was created to empower people to take action in the fight against breast cancer by educating women about the disease and reminding them to get their annual breast cancer screening to ensure early detection through volunteer organized golf, tennis and social events. More than 2 million people have participated in Rally events across the nation since its inception in 1996.

 TPC of Myrtle Beach welcomes golfers to register for the Rally event and invites the public to take part. The day will begin with a shotgun start at 11:00 am. There will be food and beverages on course as well as many fun prizes, including a prize for the best dressed team! Payment will be due at the time of registration. The deadline to register is Sunday, October 13 (please call or drop by the Pro Shop to register). Prizes will be awarded to the winner of the event and each participant will receive a goody bag with important breast health information and other Rally items plus a subscription to a select Condé Nast magazine such as SELF, Golf Digest and Bon Appétit.

“We are proud to host a Rally for the Cure event. The event is a fun way for us to bring together our members and the community to support an important cause while playing a sport they are passionate about,” states Casey Cook, Head Professional at TPC of Myrtle Beach.

Since its start in 1996, the Rally program has touched over 2 million people with the important message that early detection saves lives. In addition to mobilizing people behind the promise to end breast cancer, Rally events have generated over $70 million for Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.

“The success of Rally is attributed to volunteer ambassadors like, TPC of Myrtle Beach owners Danny Young and Chip Smith who have said ‘Yes we can have a Rally at our club’. It is their enthusiasm, energy and support we value in our commitment to support Susan G. Komen,” says Diane Perillo, Program Manager, Rally for the Cure.

Since 1996 Komen has received over $70 million from fundraising activities at Rally events to help fund life-saving breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs. Rally for the Cure® is run by Condé Nast and is based in Wilton, Connecticut. For further information about TPC of Myrtle Beach’s Rally event, contact the Clubhouse at 843.357.3399 or like us on Facebook “TPC Myrtle Beach”. To host a Rally event of your own call 1.800.327.6811 or visit the website: www.rallyforthecure.com.

Contact TPC of Myrtle Beach for more information:

1199 TPC Boulevard, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Phone: 843.357.3399

Email: pro@tpc-mb.com  OR   keith@tpc-mb.com

 

2013 Golf.com World Amateur Handicap Championship – Golfalyzer Golf Gift and BAC-Home

2013 Golf.com World Amateur Handicap Championship – Golfalyzer Golf Gift and BAC-Home

The makers of Golfalyzer, personal golf gift breathalyzer, will be debuting a brand new product at their booth a the 19th hole for the 2013 Golf.com World Amateur Handicap Championship. Their new product is called BAC-Home. BAC, of course stands  for “blood alcohol content” and BAC-Home also plays on the inference of “returning home” safely after consuming alcohol. BAC-Home is yet another personal breathalyzer.

The buzz around Golflayzer (no pun intended) lead the co-founders, Brent Pauley and Chuck Stump to the realization that non-golfers may miss the opportunity to obtain their personal breathalyzer simply due to the golf branding. Thus, the idea for BAC-Home was born and is intended to be marketed to anyone as a gift and or useful tool.

The intent with Golfalyzer and BAC-Home is to make social athletes (and anyone else who might consume alcohol) to learn exactly what  their buzzed feeling equates to in terms of blood alcohol content. Most people do not have the opportunity to check their BAC, unless they are in the presence of a low officer…standing in the glow of flashing blue lights. Most are surprised that they may have been driving in an over-the-limit condition an compromised sobriety.

The current .08 BAC limit is, according to many, much to liberal. There is consideration by lawmakers to lower that limit to .05. Golflayzer co-founder, Chuck Stump says he definitely agrees that the legal limit should be lowered. “Since I’ve become familiar with my sobriety via Goflayzer, I know I’m impaired at .06,” says Stump. “There is now doubt the roads would be safer if the limit was lowered to .05.”

The use of the original Golfalyzer  product was two-fold. Users have a lot of fun determining the BAC at which they play their best golf. They also learn the BAC point of no return. According to experienced Golfalyzer users, once a social athletes cross the tipping point, it is rare if not impossible, to return to preferred comfort zone. Since alcohol takes a while to completely get into one’s blood system after consumption…by the time the tipping point is reached, there’s normally more impairment to come. Several things can affect the rate of impairment after consumption, such as body mass, food intake, and physical conditioning.

If you’re planning to attend the 2013 Golf.com World Amateur Handicap Championship check out Golflayzer and BAC-Home at their booth in the 19th Hole. They’ll be in booth # 518 right next to the bar. How’s that for good planning? Golflayzer hopes to have some fun  demonstrating the golf gift breathalyzer to the more than 3000 golfers and their guests expected to attend the festivities at the World’s Largest 19th hole.  But more than anything, they expect to educate them as to the BAC their buzz equates. For more information about Golflayzer go to http://golfalyzer.us.

 

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