11 Rounds in 11 Hours for Our Wounded Warriors
This Veterans Day, 42-year-old Golf Academy of America student Mark Chapman will attempt to play 11 rounds of golf in 11 hours. The golf marathon will be held at Waterway Hills Golf Club in Myrtle Beach, and will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and the Salute Military Golf Association.
Chapman will begin playing his 11 rounds at sunrise at 6:43 a.m. on 11-11-11, and hopes to finish playing the 198 holes by sunset, or by 5:16 p.m. Chapman is a 21-year Air Force veteran and participated in several military campaigns including Operation Iraqi Freedom, and is a recipient of the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.
In order to play 11 rounds on November 11, Chapman will need to play 18 holes at a pace of approximately 58 minutes per round. He will use only a driver, 3-wood, hybrid, 7-iron, two wedges and a putter in his quest.
Waterway Hills is a 27-hole facility, so Chapman will play the facility’s Oaks Nine course 22 times to equal 11 rounds of golf. Chapman’s 11 rounds will equate to 67,760 yards of golf, or 38.5 miles, and he will have the use of a “street legal” E-Z-Go golf cart for transportation throughout the 11 rounds. The cart can reach speeds of up to 28 miles per hour.
Crow Creek Cracks Golf Insider Top 25
Crow Creek Golf Club (pictured), the Rick Robbins-designed North Strand layout in Calabash, N.C., makes its Myrtle Beach Golf Insider Top 25 debut in the Web site's June 2011 rankings, the site announced Tuesday.
Crow Creek enters the rankings at No. 23, two spots ahead of Sandpiper Bay, which makes its return to the list after a three-month absence. Dunes Golf & Beach Club retains its top spot for the second consecutive month, as Caledonia Golf & Fish Club (2) & Thistle Golf Club (3) trade spots from last month and TPC of Myrtle Beach (4) and True Blue Plantation (5) round out the top 5.
Video Tips from Stroke Savers: Proper Posture to Help Your Swing
This week, USGTF Certified Instructor Meredith Kirk shows us how proper posture allows for a more free-flowing swing. Video was shot on-location at Willbrook Plantation in Pawleys Island, S.C.
Stroke Savers: The Punchout
Mel Sole, director of instruction at the Ritson-Sole Golf School at Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club in Pawleys Island, S.C., shows us how to properly execute the punchout shot from the trees. Video was shot on-location at Pawleys Plantation.