Dustin Johnson in Myrtle Beach Golf News

Dustin Johnson in Myrtle Beach Golf News

A trip to China reveals what an impact Dustin Johnson could have in Myrtle Beach Golf News.  As the spokesperson for Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday, he is certainly making a splash in a country where he won the WGC-HSBC Champions in November 2013.  The This week, the Grand Strand Golf Directors Association (GSGDA) held their March meeting, hosted on this occasion by the PGA Tour Superstore in North Myrtle Beach South Carolina where industry leaders welcomed Bill Golden, President of Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday.   About 50 Golf Professionals and Golf Package Providers listened as Mr. Golden made several announcements, the first of which was Golf Holiday’s new website.  When launched this website will focus on bringing attention to the golf courses individually and will incorporate a social media type review system.   This received a round of applause.

Mr. Golden’s next announced that there would not be a title sponsor for the World Amateur Handicap Championship this year.  He said that Golf Holiday would bring it in house but was quick to follow up saying that it was not because Golf Holiday’s couldn’t find a sponsor, but that it made more sense this way.  He added that sponsorship dollars for 2014 far exceeded last year’s already primarily due  to Chinese investment for the event.  Last year, the interest and participation from Chinese golf industry experts and players was a success, that he attributed it to a major real estate investment by a participant of the event.  Two recent real estate closings by Chinese investors have been Sea Trail Golf Resort and Colonial Charters.

bigbreaklogoMr. Golden went on to discuss a 9 day trip he will soon be taking to China with Myrtle Beach Mayor John Rhodes.  They will  be talking with Golf leaders and international golf travel companies in two distinct areas about attracting Chinese golf tourists to the Myrtle Beach area and all it has to offer.  Mr. Golden then said that on his last trip, he enjoyed seeing Dustin Johnson’s face “plastered all over China” representing Myrtle Beach golf.  There was even a video shot last week while he was in town which is being translated for upload on their social media sites.

Mam logoThe final announcement definitely excited the crowd.  The Golf Channel’s Big Break has selected a resort and course in Myrtle Beach for their show.  Big Break Myrtle Beach will be at Barefoot resort and the host hotel selected is the Marina Inn.  Two additional satellite courses, still to be determined, will also be selected as a filming and competition site.  This news is huge for the Myrtle Beach Golf Community and will bring major exposure as well as major economic impact for this entire area and industry.  This event, along with the Monday After the Masters event also at Barefoot Resort,  puts Myrtle Beach on the TV map for celebrity golf where the courses and amenities are sure to steal the show.  And if last year is any indication, Dustin Johnson will not only by in China talking Myrtle Beach Golf, but right here in the news as a participant in MAM.

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.


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 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.


TheGolfDirector.com Welcomes The Pearl East and West as a Featured Courses

TheGolfDirector.com Welcomes The Pearl East and West as a Featured Courses

Located in the quaint fishing village of Calabash, NC The Pearl East and West courses have uniqueness all their own. Sitting on a nine hundred acre garden park with Dan Maples designed holes meandering through the low country woodlands and along the scenic marshes caressed by the Calabash River, The Pearl delivers luxury, beauty, and challenge.

Upon arrival at The Pearl you’ll find fast rolling greens and finely manicured fairways. The Pearl East is a traditional course and The Pearl West is a links style course. The Pearl is home to a variety of wildlife. You’ll share the course with herons, egrets, eagles, deer, and our resident gators. The Pearl is as challenging as it is beautiful. In 1988, one year after it opened, The Pearl was nominated “Best New Public Course” by Golf Digest. Both Courses have also been ranked among the top courses in the Carolinas.

The Pearl has a complete practice facility, a professional Golf Shop, Restaurant and Bar. The golf staff at The Pearl offer golf lessons at the practice facility,and assistance with equipment and apparel needs from the golf shop.

Check out the hole-by-hole course breakdown HERE.

TheGolfDirector.com is a complete digital network dedicated to promoting amateur golf. Be sure to visit the Community for a complete listing of Myrtle Beach area courses as well as the featured courses (like The Pearl) that contain details about each course including score cards and reviews. The community also hosts the most complete tournament calendar available for the Grand Strand Area courses.


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