Myrtle Beach’s peak spring golf season is off to a roaring start and the Coastal Carolina men’s golf team is in midseason form, hoping to earn a NCAA Regional bid. Even with full schedules, Founders Group International, the Myrtle Beach area’s premier golf course ownership group, and the Chanticleer golf team still have time to invest in the game’s future.
On March 19, FGI, in conjunction with the Coastal men, hosted a two-hour junior clinic at Wild Wing’s Avocet Course. Nearly 30 kids between the ages of 10-17 participated in the first of what will be a series of clinics hosted by FGI and the CCU men’s and women’s teams.
On a sun-splashed Sunday afternoon, the Chanticleers worked with golf’’s next generation of players on every facet of the game, hoping to nurture their passion. The clinic was open to players of all skill levels and attracted boys and girls seeking to improve.
For FGI, the clinic was another example of the company’s commitment to growing a game that is so impactful – both socially and economically – in the Myrtle Beach community. FGI also helps lead the Myrtle Beach area’s “Kids Play Free” program, allowing children 16 and under to play for free when accompanied by a paying adult.
All 21 FGI courses, including Grande Dunes Resort Course, TPC Myrtle Beach, King’s North at Myrtle Beach National and Pine Lakes Country Club, participate in the ever-popular program.
The Coastal men’s team, which won the J.T. Poston Invitational last fall, has its sights set on the Sun Belt Conference Championship later this spring. The Chanticleer women’s team, which also hopes to earn a regional berth, will participate in future clinics as well.
Additional clinic dates will be announced in the coming weeks.