On a list of the best Myrtle Beach golf tournaments, the Veterans Golf Classic ranks at or near the top, and for the 12th consecutive year, the Grand Strand is prepared to welcome more than 440 American heroes to the event.
The Veterans Golf Classic, a 54-hole event featuring players from 33 states, will tee-off Monday, May 22.
The 12 Myrtle Beach area courses hosting tournament rounds are: Arcadian Shores, Black Bear, Crown Park, Farmstead, Founders Club, International Club, Meadowlands, The Pearl, Possum Trot, Prestwick Country Club, Sandpiper Bay, and True Blue Plantation.
Two-man teams, with at least one player who is active or a veteran military service member, compete in the handicap event over three days. The opening round is a best ball format, followed by a scramble, and then combined net team score on the final day.
Players are broken down into four flights – Franks, Nimitz, Eisenhower, MacArthur – based on their handicap. The tournament is open to men and women.
The event will include players who have participated in every American conflict from World War II to the present.
In addition to the team competition, members of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars (V.F.W.) will compete for the Carolina Cup while members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard will compete in the Branch Challenge. The V.F.W. won the Carolina Cup for the sixth time victory in seven years in 2010 and the Air Force won the Branch Challenge.
The Veterans Golf Classic is part of a series of Myrtle Beach golf tournaments that MBGH runs. Other Myrtle Beach golf tournaments administered by MBGH are the Palmetto High School Championships, the Summer Family Tournaments and the Golf.com World Amateur Handicap Championship.