Celebs, golf community team up for flood relief

PGA TOUR superstar Dustin Johnson, NASCAR champion Denny Hamlin, and Mark Bryan of Hootie & the Blowfish are teaming up with the Myrtle Beach golf community to raise money for families impacted by Hurricane Florence.

Myrtle Beach’s two PGA TOUR Superstore locations are also participating in the initiative.

Johnson, a 19-time PGA TOUR winner, is partnering with PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com and the Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association to launch a community wide effort that will raise money during the fall golf season to support victims of the storm.

Johnson, who played his collegiate golf at Coastal Carolina University and lived in the area for more than a decade, has pledged financial assistance through the Dustin Johnson Foundation.

Hamlin and Bryan are donating proceeds raised through their annual Pro Am Jam to ProjectGolf.org, a non-profit foundation started by Golf Tourism Solutions, the agency responsible for promoting the Myrtle Beach golf community as a destination.

“Dustin Johnson and Mark Bryan are long-time friends of the Myrtle Beach golf community, and we’ve gotten to know Denny Hamlin through his participation in the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am, which speaks to his altruism,” said Bill Golden, CEO of Golf Tourism Solutions. “Hurricane Florence has impacted so many throughout the Carolinas, and we, in conjunction with Dustin, Mark and Denny, want to do what we can to help people throughout the region and here at home who have been affected.”

Hurricane Florence made landfall just north of Wilmington, N.C., on September 14 as a category 1 storm, and deluged North and South Carolina with historic rainfall totals that are still impacting both states.

To make a donation, visit http://projectgolf.org/hurricane-florence-relief-donations/

Photo courtesy of MB Golf Holiday

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