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Burgess, Gore, Hillard join MB Golf Hall of Fame elite

Doc Burgess, Critt Gore and George Hilliard were inducted into the Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame Sunday evening at Pine Lakes Country Club. Established to pay tribute to the men and women who have played significant roles in the development of the Myrtle Beach area golf industry, the Hall of Fame was founded in 2009. “Doc Burgess, Critt Gore and George Hilliard were vital to Myrtle Beach’s growth... 

Thousands invade Strand courses for 31st World Am

Thinking about trying to squeeze in a couple of round of golf before Labor Day weekend? Think again. … unless you are playing in the 31st annual Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship More than 60 of the Grand Strand’s 100 golf courses have tee times tied up for the World Am, aka Everyman’s Major, aka the Sandbagger’s Classic. Whatever you call it, it’s the world’s... 

Caledonia, Dunes Club lead local links on Top 100 list

Four Myrtle Beach golf courses  courses have earned a spot on Golf Magazine’s list of the “Top 100 Courses You Can Play,” a biennial ranking of the nation’s best public courses that was unveiled in the September issue of the magazine. Additionally, the Grand Strand dominated the magazine’s list of the “Best Courses Near You,” a ranking of public courses in each state. “Myrtle Beach... 

Report: Johnson’s leave of absence linked to cocaine

Former Coastal Carolina All-American and PGA Tour player Dustin Johnson’s decision to take a leave of absence from the PGA Tour comes after he tested positive for cocaine for a second time, according to a report by Golf.com. According to the report, Johnson failed three drug tests – two for cocaine in 2012 and this year, and one for marijuana in 2009. The report claims Johnson is suspended... 

Legends’ Moorland Course named top layout for 2014

The Moorland Course at Legends Resort  has been named Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association Course of the Year. The MBAGCOA evaluates Golf Course of the Year nominees on four criteria: exceptional quality of the golf course, exceptional quality of the ownership and management, outstanding contribution to the community, and significant contribution to the game. By virtue of winning the award,... 

Local pro leads pupil to win in Blade Junior Golf Classic

South Carolina Golf Center’s Instructional Director and former PGA Tour Player, Hugh Royer, III led his student 16-year-old Hailey Cleary to victory during The Blade Junior Golf Classic held over the weekend in Greenville, SC. The Blade Junior Golf Tournament is one of the top junior golf tournaments in South Carolina. Past participants in The Blade Tournament include: PGA tour winners Bill Haas... 

Johnson falls to tie for 12th; McIlroy wins another major

Former Coastal Carolina University All-American and Myrtle Beach resident Dustin Johnson shot 72 in Sunday’s final round of the British Open to finish tied for 12th at Royal Liverpool. Entering the fourth round in a tie for third place, Johnson (-9) was unable to catch wire-to-wire winner Rory McIlroy (-17 under), who shot 71 to survive a hard charge from runners-up Sergio Garcia (-15) and Rickie... 

Coastal’s Dorn defends his Ohio Amateur Championship

Coastal Carolina rising senior Andrew Dorn carded a final-round 66 Friday to win his second-straight Ohio Amateur Championship. Dorn entered the final round trailing Will Grimmer by three strokes and was tied for second with Tim Crouch. The trio played together in the final round with Dorn shooting 66, Grimmer shooting 70 and Crouch 74. Overall, Dorn edged Grimmer, a high school senior-to-be who joined... 

Block Party: California pro wins PGA title in a playoff

Michael Block of Aliso Viejo, California, sank a three-foot birdie putt on the second extra hole Wednesday to capture the 47th PGA Professional National Championship at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club in Myrtle Beach. By virtue of the win, Block leads a group of 20 PGA Professionals to the 96th PGA Championship, Aug.7-10, at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. Block, 38, won the National Championship... 

Broce leads, Paolozzi earns spot in final round of PGA

Jamie Broce thought his chances of playing in the 47th PGA Professional National Championship were over last summer. He lost a five-hole playoff in the Northern Ohio PGA Championship to Karen Paolozzi, who became the third woman to advance to the National Championship. But, instead of watching the action back home, Broce now finds himself in the spotlight in the showcase event for PGA Professionals.... 
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