One of the annual highlights of the Myrtle Beach golf calendar is upon us. It’s time for 25th anniversary Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am, which will be played for the 17th consecutive year at Barefoot Resort’s Dye Course. The event, which is ½ golf tournament, ½ party, will again attract a star-studded field to Myrtle Beach to raise money for charity. In addition to Darius Rucker and his Hootie bandmates, World Golf Hall of Famer Davis Love III, two-time major champion John Daly, actor Anthony Michael Hall, ESPN’s Mike Golic, former NFL star Ed “Too Tall” Jones, and Grammy-winning musician Branford Marsalis, are among the big names participating.
[Complete List of Pros and Celebrities]
Here is what you need to know about the MAM:
— Sure, it’s a tournament and you will see some golf, but the day is about having a good time and that applies to everyone – athletes, actors, musicians and fans. You are as likely to enjoy Edwin McCain singing a song on the 10th tee as you are to see him make a birdie putt on the third green.
— Speaking of a good time, the pros and celebrities are almost unfailingly generous with their time. They are great about signing autographs and taking pictures with fans but remember, they can only sign so many and kids are almost always the priority.
— If you want to enjoy interaction with the celebrities, try to secure a spot along the first tee, third green or fourth tee. Speaking of seats, general admission tickets to this year’s event are again sold out. You might want to see if your friends have extras!
— If you can get a ticket to the Monday night concert at House of Blues, take advantage of the opportunity. It’s a great time – the best party in Myrtle Beach. Hearing Hootie is a treat, as always, but it’s awesome getting to see the other musicians on stage playing along with the band, too.
— While everyone enjoys the day, it’s always important to remember the MAM is a fundraising tournament. To the credit of Hootie & the Blowfish, the event has raised more than $7 million for charity and the band has an endowment that now exceeds $2 million.
While everyone has a good time at the MAM, the event positively impacts education and junior golf in South Carolina.
Who: Hootie & the Blowfish
What: Will host the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am
When: Monday, April 15, 10 a.m.
Where: Barefoot Resort’s Dye Club
Why: Raise money for the Hootie Foundation and have a good time!