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The Dunes Club tops local courses on prestigious list

Golfweek’s Best: Resort Courses, 2017, a ranking of America’s premier resort courses, has been unveiled and three of Myrtle Beach’s most acclaimed layouts are included among the nation’s 100 best. The Dunes Golf & Beach Club, which was ranked 24th, No. 27 Caledonia Golf & Fish Club and No. 63 True Blue Golf Club led the Myrtle Beach honorees. Dunes Club, which has hosted six Senior... 

Sold-out field hits the links for Myrtle Beach Fall Classic

On a foggy Monday morning, a sold-out field of 324 golfers hit the greens at True Blue Golf Club, among other courses, to mark the start of the third annual Myrtle Beach Fall Classic. On Tuesday, golfers will head to Caledonia Golf & Fish Club for a warmer, sunnier day of golf with improved conditions in the forecast for the rest of the week. With temperatures in the mid-60s, this week is a... 

Tidewater joins forces with Hugh Royer Golf Instruction

Tidewater Golf Club is now home to Hugh Royer Golf Instruction, bringing a world-class teacher to a course widely regarded as one of the best in Myrtle Beach and all of America. Hugh Royer Golf Instruction offers two and three-day schools, in addition to private lessons, catering to players of all skill levels. Royer, who played professionally for 14 years, has succeeded at the highest levels of... 

Golf: Sharks win state title; Panthers take top-10 finish

In case there were any questions about St. James High establishing itself as a state power with last year’s Class 3A state title, the Lady Sharks backed it up by going back to back in Tuesday’s final round of the Class 4A girls state championships. Smith Knaffle shot back to back rounds of 69 to earn medalist honors and lead the Lady Sharks to their second straight state title. The... 

St. James’ Knaffle fires 69 for first-round lead at state

The St. James High girls golf team took a big step toward defending their state title on Monday, jumping out to a 16-stroke lead in the first round of the Class 4A state tournament at CCU’s Hackler Golf Course in Conway. Led by first-round leader Smith Knaffle’s sizzling 69, the Lady Sharks turned on a team total of 314 for a double-digit lead against a tight pack of contenders. Daniel... 

Sharks win Lower State; five local teams advance

Not even a two-week layoff from Hurricane Matthew could keep the St. James girls golf team from successfully defending their title in the Class 4A Lower State Championship on Monday. Moved from Hilton Head Island to the Hartsville Country Club due to damage from the storm, the Lower State title remained in the Lady Sharks’ possession with an impressive 39-stroke victory over the host and... 

Most MB courses re-open just in time for fall weather

Emerging from the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, 65 Myrtle Beach golf courses have reopened along the Grand Strand and nearly every area layout will be open for what is expected to be an idyllic weekend. A 60-mile stretch of Carolinas coastline, the Grand Strand endured high winds and heavy rain from Hurricane Matthew, but area golf courses emerged without major structural damage. Course closures... 

Johnson caps breakthrough season with top Tour award

Coastal Carolina University alumnus Dustin Johnson claimed golf’s biggest prize Tuesday when he was named the 2016 PGA Tour Player of the Year. In a breakthrough season that saw Johnson capture a career-best three wins, he earned the Jack Nicklaus Trophy over Jason Day, Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott, Jordan Spieth and Henrik Stenson. The award was voted on by his peers on the PGA Tour. “I... 

Sharks, Knaffle save best rounds for last to beat CF

The St. James High girls golf team closed out the regular season Tuesday with a victory over Carolina Forest, and the Lady Sharks truly did save their best for last. Smith Knaffle set fire to River Oaks Plantation’s front nine with a season-best round of 32 to earn medalist honors. She also led the Lady Sharks to a season-best team round of 154 to run away from the host Lady Panthers (208). Knaffle... 

Sharks keep rolling with tri-meet win over CF, MB

After firing a 68 Sunday to finish tied for second in the WSCGA Invitational, St. James High standout Smith Knaffle turned in a solid encore with an even-par 36 to earn medalist honors and lead the Lady Sharks to victory in a tri-meet Monday at Wachesaw Golf Plantation. Knaffle edged Carolina Forest’s Sami Spencer (37) and Myrtle Beach’s Taylor Pirttima (39) for top individual honors... 
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