19th Hole: Holliday Memorial Special for Juniors
Junior golfers looking for an enjoyable and learning experience might want to consider an event scheduled at Myrtle Beach Nov. 25-27.
The 42nd Annual George Holliday Memorial Junior Golf Tournament, named one of the top junior tournaments by the Heritage Classic Foundation, returns to Myrtle Beach Nov. 25-27. The entry fee is $145 and includes three rounds of golf at Myrtle Beach National, or $89 for nine holes all three days for players 9 years of age and younger.
The Holliday tournament is the third-oldest junior golf tournament in South Carolina and is open to junior golfers up to the age of 18, who compete in three rounds at Myrtle Beach National’s SouthCreek, West and King’s North courses.
The Boys’ Division consists of four age levels: 10-11; 12-13; 14-15; and 16-18 years of age. There are three age brackets in the girls’ division: 10-12; 13-14; and 15-18 years of age.
All golfers who are 18 must still be enrolled in high school to participate. There will also be a 9-years-of-age-and-under division in which younger golfers will only play nine holes each day. Boys 14-18 will play from the back tees and are eligible for the overall championship. Girls 13-18 will be eligible for the girls’ championship.
“Myrtle Beach National has always been very proud of the tradition and legacy surrounding the 42 years of the George Holliday Junior Golf Tournament,” said Jim Woodring, vice president of golf operations and marketing for the Myrtle Beach National Company. “This tournament is the highlight of our event schedule, and we look forward to welcoming junior golfers and their families to the Myrtle Beach area from all over the country over the Thanksgiving holiday.”
The junior championship is held in memory of George Judson Holliday III, of Galivants Ferry, S.C., who won many junior level and collegiate tournaments before dying at the age of 22 in November 1967.
More than 10,000 juniors have visited the Myrtle Beach area to participate in this tournament over the years. The event has hosted numerous junior golfers who have achieved success on the professional and the collegiate level including PGA Tour and LPGA golfers Lucas Glover, D.J. Trahan and Kristy McPherson; former collegiate golfers George Bryan IV (South Carolina), Sam Lyons (Coastal Carolina) and Cimmie Shanan (Furman); and current collegiate players Jacob Burger (Clemson) and Tripp McCallister (Coastal Carolina).
In recent years, the tournament has welcomed participants from several states and foreign countries including Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico and Canada.
The tournament is limited to the first 250 golfers entering. For more information, or to register for the event, contact Myrtle Beach National at (800) 882-2614 or visit mbn.com/holliday.
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