Episode #13: Golf Course Deep Dive: World Tour Golf Links 02/04/2020
Meredith: Welcome to the Gimme Golf podcast. I'm Meredith Kirk, your host, and today we are going to take a deep dive into the World Tour Golf Links, one of the country's most unique concept designs, and who better to join me than World Tour's PGA Head Golf Professional, Brad Crumling. I am here with Brad Crumling, PGA Head Golf Professional of World Tour Golf Links. Brad, it's so great to have you on the show today.
Brad: It is so exciting to be here. Thank you for having me.
Meredith: Absolutely. Now we are going to talk about all things World Tour. I can't wait.
Brad: That's exciting. Let's go. Let's get down to it.
Meredith: I know because there is a countdown for the Masters, right. And you have a lot of holes.
Brad: Certainly, four of them. We have all of Amen Corner, plus number 16 from Augusta.
Nate: Because they got the green pants again.
Brad: Maybe. Facebook Live repeat.
Nate: That's such a treat when he digs out the green pants.
Meredith: Yes. Do you remember that one time that we came out, and we did a Facebook Live? Nate, you remember that.
Meredith: Oh, and by the way, folks, Nate DeWitt, our wonderful producer and our marketing manager for Myrtle Beach Golf Trips, but we were out there and it was 35 degrees, and we were playing, and we played all right.
Brad: It was great. Was that the time we played-
Nate: But that was a couple years ago. Last year was really nice because you had the green pants and the yellow shirt on.
Meredith: Yeah, so cute.
Brad: Was that the time I hit the Jesus ball that skipped across the water and up onto the green?
Brad: I got a little luckier than [crosstalk 00:01:31].
Meredith: Yeah, that was a really good Jesus ball.
Nate: And I had to think about what that meant.
Brad: [crosstalk 00:01:35].
Meredith: Well you know how that helps you, right? You know what you did prior to that shot is you practiced with your orange whip.
Brad: Yes. That is correct.
Nate: Yeah, I think we've turned that into a tradition going to Amen Corner the last ... We been there the last two years?
Meredith: Yeah, we have.
Nate: Three years?
Brad: Certainly, I think.
Meredith: It's so beautiful with the azaleas out there. It's just lovely.
Brad: It is.
Nate: But some years are better with azaleas than others.
Meredith: I guess it can [crosstalk 00:02:06].
Brad: Yeah, you have to time it right. The azaleas always come, it's just if you can time it right during Masters Week, it's ideal timing.
Meredith: Right. So when you have golfers come to World Tour, what's the most popular holes? I mean you have so many different holes from so many different famous golf courses. Let's talk a little bit about that and what would be maybe the top three?
Brad: Probably number 1 is the replica of number 17 from TPC Sawgrass. Our green is a little smaller than the original, but it's a really good replica. Who doesn't like an island green par 3? And it's probably the most known golf hole in the world.
Meredith: Absolutely. Now have you ever had a chance to play number 17 at Sawgrass?
Brad: I have not. Not yet.
Meredith: Well you got to get down there and play it.
Brad: Hopefully in the near future. Not yet.
Meredith: Okay. So hole number two?
Brad: And then probably my closest replica, and what people tend to notice is number 1 and number 9 on the open nine, which are 1 and 18 at St Andrews. Everyone knows the two hole wide fairway that, if you miss it, there's something wrong with you. But yeah, those two replicas are really good, especially with the bridge in front of the tee box on 18.
Meredith: Oh, it's so beautiful. I love that. Actually, you've taken a great photograph out there before, right?
Nate: Yeah, that's a great place to get it in the morning, especially with the azaleas, and you get the sun. We got a couple lucky shots out there last year that we've used a lot on marketing campaigns. But yeah.
Meredith: Now do you ever get ... Does the traffic ever get backed up out of the course with people trying to get some great pictures on certain holes?
Nate: The bridge. [crosstalk 00:03:47].
Brad: Yeah, there are quite a few. The bridge from number 12, the Hogan Bridge, and the one from Augusta, they like to take pictures out there, especially with that backdrop on both of those, are probably the two most common places that people like to take photos. But the good thing about the golf course is it routes pretty easily, and there's not much drive between the two holes, and it's very playable, so pace doesn't seem to get backed up too often there.
Meredith: Oh, that's a good thing.
Nate: [Ian Garren 00:04:19] wrote a story not too long ago on the five best places for a selfie. I guess you'd call it a selfie, but it would be you'd have wanting to take your picture.
Meredith: Right, sure.
Nate: But that was number one or number two.
Meredith: I can see that.
Nate: So yeah, the bridge.
Meredith: Yeah. The bridge. That's a great shot. Now what's number three?
Brad: Probably having all of Amen Corner.
Meredith: Can I get an amen?
Brad: I mean certainly it's not many times in this world that you're going to be able to play 11, 12, and 13 from Augusta. So they're really good replica holes, especially the par 3. I think the backdrop of the par 3 is amazing, and they did a really good job when they constructed that replica.
Meredith: Yeah, I love world tour. And the one thing about World Tour, and I've said this before, it's one of those courses, along with, I would suggest, Pine Lakes, to play first when you get to Myrtle Beach, especially if you're flying in. They're centrally located.
Nate: They're close.
Meredith: Yeah, they close together, but those are two very special courses. They're unique. They're somewhat set apart. I mean there's not going to be another course like World Tour here in Myrtle Beach, and then Pine Lakes, you have the history, and it being the oldest golf club in Myrtle Beach, those two just come to my mind. Every time I think of World Tour I would ... If I was creating a package, I would be like those are my number one and two, and then I might merge out and get a northern course and a southern course.
Nate: You stay in central Myrtle Beach and you can Uber there.
Meredith: That's right.
Nate: That's what I do.
Brad: You talk about people flying into Myrtle Beach. I mean you can come out of the airport, make a left hand turn, not get on another road and be at World Tour in six minutes. I mean it's a perfect place on your entry day to come out and play.
Meredith: Yeah, it's awesome.
Nate: I forget about that.
Meredith: Do you notice more golfers ... You're mentioning Uber. Are they Ubering? Do you see that more frequently?
Brad: More people are Ubering from a golf course then to a golf course. But yeah, I mean people like to imbibe when they come on vacation.
Nate: Maybe some people Uber from the bar because they missed their group. They stayed out and [crosstalk 00:06:22]-
Brad: That's totally possible as well.
Nate: ... take my clubs.
Meredith: Inst it amazing how Uber's just taken over.
Brad: It certainly has.
Meredith: I mean, but it's such a great thing. I mean, I love Uber. It saves money. I mean there's times, if I'm going to a different city, I don't rent a car. I will Uber.
Nate: That's great for Myrtle Beach.
Meredith: Except for in California.
Nate: You say off the roads, you have a few beers. In the past you were always like I can have one or two, and that's about it. And now it's four or five and then just.
Brad: Yeah, and it's not that expensive to get home.
Nate: And I think cab companies ... I think fares have come down in cabs because they've had to compete now. But it's just so much easier to have that happen. Credit card, boom, boom. It's like shopping on Amazon. It's like boom, there's my credit card. Where are you going?
Meredith: It's so easy. However, there are some places that it's a little expensive. Chicago is a little expensive. California. My oldest son lives out in California and he's like, "Oh, it's so expensive to Uber out here."
Nate: I don't know about you, if you guys used it, but sometimes you just keep refreshing, because it's obviously all about how many drivers are in your area. So because I'd go to the Marsh Walk from the house, and it'd be like 28 bucks. Ah, no. And it's just refreshing, and you can get it down to 19.
Meredith: Heck, I'm cheaper than that. Just call me.
Nate: Yeah, it's $28.
Meredith: I charge you 10.
Nate: Yeah. Not at 11 o'clock though, right. 10:00 or 11:00.
Meredith: Oh, $15.
Meredith: I'm still up.
Nate: Yeah. So those are my [crosstalk 00:07:53].
Brad: Come on, Nate. We're old. We're not going out at night, so we're not doing anything.
Nate: That's once a year. I lied. It's usually Marsh Walk once a year. It usually is. So I wanted to say the first time that I played World Tour it wasn't so much the holes, that they were replicas, it was just a good collection of golf holes. It was like you could take the name off Amen Corner or TPC Sawgrass and it's just the golf course flows well. Normally, you'd think from a distance you're playing this hole, this hole, how's the golf course going to flow. It's a good layout, regardless of whether they're called those holes or not.
Brad: It certainly is. It's very playable. I'll say it's very playable if you take the two island greens out. For the beginning golfer, those two holes can be a little challenging. But I mean for the rest of the golf course, it's very playable. It's not very tight in most places.
Nate: Oh, you can hit a bomb. Actually we did another story on ... Chris King did a story You May Want To Throw Your Driver If You Miss These Fairways. And we were a little reluctance, like should we promote someone throwing their clubs? But it's like yeah, if you miss number one, I think.
Brad: Yeah, number one or number nine on the open, you probably should throw your golf club.
Nate: That's an aircraft carrier. Yeah, just trying to think of something.
Brad: You could build a Walmart, Super Walmart probably, on that fairway.
Nate: So wide open. And overseeding wall-to-wall now, that is such a sea of green. I mean in the wintertime now.
Brad: It is. You look out from the clubhouse and all you see is green.
Meredith: Now that's a beautiful view, the clubhouse.
Brad: Yes, certainly. From the back patio, or outside the door of the golf shop, looking out and just seeing green in the middle of January right now is amazing.
Meredith: Yeah, it's beautiful. And you're perched up, and what a great place to be at.
Nate: So you've got a good opportunity. I mean the spring's going to be great. You're going to see green grass and that's the way those holes ... Now we're looking at a hole on our screen. That is the little short par 3.
Brad: The Postage Stamp.
Nate: The Postage Stamp and you just had a hole-in-one there, right?
Brad: I did, about a week and a half ago.
Nate: So what was the yardage?
Brad: It was 128 yards into a fairly stiff wind, and I hit a full pitching wedge.
Meredith: When you say stiff, I mean how stiff is stiff?
Brad: I mean it was probably a good 15, 20 mile per hour wind.
Nate: I thought you were going to say full 4-iron.
Brad: No, it was not a full 4-iron, but-
Meredith: Pitching wedge.
Brad: It was a full pitching wedge that hit the left edge of the green, checked up nicely and trickled down the hill, and disappeared.
Nate: So that was your second hole-in-one in how many months?
Nate: And you'd never had one prior, and you've been playing golf for-
Brad: 32 years before that, I had never had one.
Nate: So what are you doing different right now with your swing?
Brad: Getting lucky. I mean I can't explain it. It's just I've had to fall-
Meredith: So let me ask you this. As a PGA Head Golf professional, do you think aces ... How much luck is mixed in with getting an ace? I mean what's the percentage of luck involved here? Because I've actually never had an ace.
Meredith: And I've been playing 30 years. Something's wrong with this.
Brad: I wouldn't say it's 100% luck, but I'd put it in there.
Nate: But you've hit a shot ... If you think about this, and I've never had an ace either, but I've made an eagle on a par 4 before, which some of those shots would be longer than a regular part 3, so I don't know. So tell us about the hole-in-one. Now you did this in Pinehurst though. I don't know. Have you heard this story about the hole-in-ones. Hole-in-ones?
Nate: Listen to this.
Brad: So we go to play in the Partner's Cup up in Pinehurst, and the day before the tournament start we had 16 people that went out to The Cradle, their new par 3 course out at Pinehurst, and 16 of us went out to play. I was in the second group, and it was very busy on The Cradle that day so everything got backed up and whatnot, so the first group finished on the seventh hole, and by that time the two groups that were playing with us, behind us, had gotten to the tee box. So there were 12 people on the tee, and the people just walking off the green, and I make a hole-in-one. So there's all 16 of us there watching this hole-in-one.
Meredith: Oh, that's awesome. And your first one-
Brad: My first one.
Meredith: ... is very special.
Brad: So two holes later, our last hole of the day, Matt Daly, our director of operations, same idea. 12 people on the tee. First group just finished their ninth hole. He drops one for his first ever hole-in-one.
Meredith: Oh my goodness. You're just bosom buddies.
Brad: They are. So when I text him last week to tell him I made another hole-in-one, he said, "That's great karma, because I'm playing the president of our company in our match play tournament tomorrow. So hopefully that's good luck for me."
Meredith: Oh, what a great story. I mean again, what are the odds of that? Very, very slim for that to happen.
Brad: Certainly. And we made the great rule before we started that if anyone made a hole-in-one in that group of 16 we were not buying drinks. So that was the best part of the day for me.
Meredith: That's a good agreement.
Nate: I thought that was wild because I saw those on Facebook, I was like I thought it was Brad that had the hole-in-one and I'm seeing Matt's picture. It's like oh my gosh, [crosstalk 00:13:34].
Brad: Literally two holes later.
Meredith: That's amazing.
Nate: That's crazy.
Meredith: Yeah it is.
Brad: And what's even funnier is Matt played in a tournament on Myrtle Beach National the day before that, and he watched his best friend make a hole-in-one. So Matt got to see three holes-in-one in two days.
Nate: That's nuts.
Meredith: Yeah, that is nuts. And I've heard that with aces, they come in waves sometimes.
Brad: I guess.
Meredith: It's pretty cool.
Brad: It's like sneezes.
Meredith: Well, I need to start sneezing. I need to go stick my head in a pile of dust or something.
Nate: So your two that you got, did you see them both go in the hole?
Brad: The one last week I certainly saw drop. The one at Pinehurst, We were about 98% sure, because it took one hop kick sideways and disappeared. But we couldn't officially see the cup, so we didn't know if it went long or if it was in, but we were all pretty sure it went down.
Meredith: Yeah, that is really cool.
Nate: I've been in groups that have gotten holes-in-ones, and I've witnessed them. I've been close, but I don't know.
Meredith: Yeah, I've been close too.
Nate: Close only counts in spitting on a windy day, and [crosstalk 00:14:44], right.
Nate: And horseshoes, yeah.
Meredith: Well let's get back to World Tour. I love the scores. Let me ask you a question. When you drive up, which I love driving into World Tour, it's almost like a special drive and then it's kind of perched up, and you have the little circle driveway where you can drop off your bag. We have great staff by the way. All the flags that you see, what did those flags represent?
Brad: Those, whether it's States or countries, are all flags that are holes that are out on the golf course. They're inspired by holes out on the golf course from those locations.
Meredith: And then in the middle there, in front of the club, you have a big-
Meredith: ... globe, very cool.
Brad: [crosstalk 00:15:29] Globe.
Nate: It's a cool instrument. The clubhouse looks really cool.
Brad: Certainly. I tell people it's the White House. You're coming to [crosstalk 00:15:34].
Meredith: It does look like the White House. And yeah, I mean do you get a lot of people taking pictures in front of the globe.
Brad: Oh, certainly.
Meredith: Yeah, we need to get one of those when we're out doing a Facebook Live next time. We need to get the globe.
Nate: I've taken some photos there, in front of the globe.
Meredith: It's like a little landmark for golf here.
Nate: Yeah, tell them about your bag drops a little bit different.
Brad: So our concept, when you come to World Tour, is you're going to give us your bag when you get there. And we don't want you to have to worry about your golf clubs until we put them in your trunk for you. So we're going to take your bags for you. We'll take good care of them, take them down to the loading area. We will load them on your carts for you beforehand. When you finish your round, we're going to clean your clubs up for you. We will put them on our loader and, as soon as you're ready to go, we will take them out to the parking lot and load them right in your trunk for you so that you don't have to worry about your golf gloves from the minute you get there to the minute you leave.
Nate: And that's good to explain that because I'm sure some people ... Obviously a lot of people ... We were talking about this a little bit earlier, that people are not familiar with bag drops at all, and then when you go here it's like oh my gosh, where are my clubs? It's a process, but it's great.
Meredith: Right. I like that. It's almost like just grab your wallet, what you need, and let go of the clubs a little bit. That's the way it should be. It really should be that way more often, I think.
Brad: Yeah, our whole concept is based around customer service. I tell people all the time that everyone's going to want to play World Tour once because they want to experience the concept of playing replica holes from around the world. I said what we need to do to get them back is twofold. One's going to always be course conditions, and the other is going to be customer service. If we can't give that customer what they want, then they're not going to want to come back and see us. They've done the onetime experience of playing the replica holes, but for them to come back, we have to treat them the right way. So that's what we base our experience on.
Meredith: I love that. That's great. And you guys do a great job. And you recently have gone green. And with that being said, Nate, I want you to tell our listeners about the courses, like World Tour, that have gone green, and we have some specials for you guys. So thanks for listening, and I'm going to pass it over to Nate and then we'll wrap it up.
Nate: You're throwing me for a loop.
Meredith: I am.
Nate: Because I ripped that piece of paper up.
Meredith: Did you?
Meredith: I have.
Brad: I was going to say I have it memorize. So if you want me to-
Meredith: Here you go.
Nate: See, I know, and I should have it memorized.
Meredith: Why do you not have these courses memorized?
Nate: Here they are. Gosh. Yeah. So first I'll say myrtlebeachgolftrips.com, and you're going to be impressed with this, you'd be able to read. Myrtlebeachgolftrips.com is the ultimate resource for planning and booking your next golf vacation. Whether you are looking for a Stay And Play Package, tee times only, or just want to keep up to the latest news, which we've talked about some of the cool articles that we have featured there. Now I've lost my place. That's not too impressive now, is it?
Brad: Oh, rookie mistake.
Nate: The latest news from the golf capital of the world, myrtlebeachgolftrips.com-
Meredith: Needs the orange whip.
Nate: ... is the place to go. I'm not going to touch that one. Best rates, best service, best trip planning resource, myrtlebeachgolftrips.com will make your next golf trip even better. Okay. So you want me to bail you guys out because you're laughing uncontrollably, right?
Brad: I mean you're the reason we're laughing, so if you keep talking we may just keep laughing.
Nate: I didn't say orange whip. Yeah.
Meredith: I like your orange shirt, by the way.
Nate: It's red.
Meredith: Oh, I thought it was orange. Oh no, yours is orange.
Nate: Yeah, it could be orange.
Brad: Blood orange.
Nate: Next time wear the green pants.
Nate: So we talked about green, right. We talked about the green golf courses, and we did that in our last podcast as well, but we've got 17 golf courses, including World Tour, that have overseeded wall-to-wall. You'll see them on our site at Myrtle Beach Golf Trips. We've got a cool package there that you can go, amongst all kinds of other packages, and you can get golf at the best rate at Myrtle Beach Golf Trip. Or, if you don't know where you want to play, you can go to Myrtle Beach Golf Trips and click Quick Quote, and you'll see Meredith's photo under Quick Quote.
Meredith: Hopefully it's photoshopped.
Nate: And say you have an idea where you want to play, and say, "You know what? I want to play World Tour and Pine Lakes, but help me out." They'll get you a golf vacation estimate with those golf courses, lodging accommodations, if you need that, put it in there. So it's a good resource for you to go. And if you know where you want to play, just say, "I want X, I want these four golf courses."
Meredith: Exactly. They do a great job by the way. I mean our golf directors, they live here, they play the courses, they know the courses. The last thing I want is to call a customer service person, if I'm booking something, and they really don't know anything about what I'm wanting to book, but our team is amazing. So if you have no idea.
Nate: Well they play golf.
Meredith: Yeah they play golf.
Nate: So that's what's cool.
Meredith: And they know our courses, and you can ask them anything, and you're just going to get a ton of awesome feedback, and at no cost to you. So sorry Nate, I just wanted to plug them because they used to do a great job.
Nate: No, that's good. And I got two other little things. We've got a cool thing we just started with you, Meredith, Questions And Answers, Q&A, with LPGA instructor Myrtle Beach golf ambassador Meredith Kirk. See, I ripped up the wrong piece of paper here. And we also have a cool web series Ridin' With Rymer. Charlie Rymer is joined by 12 celebrities and they play 12 golf courses in that. It is a web series exclusively by myrtlebeachgolftrips.com. So we've got a lot of cool stuff. And one last thing is our podcast. It's available anywhere. iTunes, Pandora, Google Play, TuneIn, Stitcher, SoundCloud, or if you're not a subscriber of any of those platforms, you can go right to myrtlebeachgolftrips.com and listen to us. People always think that if I don't have-
Meredith: Yeah, you have to actually belong to a certain-
Nate: To iTunes.
Nate: And we'll send it out via email. So if you're not on our newsletter list, we'll send it out to you too. So yeah. See, that's all I got.
Brad: If for nothing else, at least listen to the comic relief we give you.
Nate: Exactly, yup.
Meredith: Yeah, we try. You know, we're getting in double digits now in our episodes, so we have a lot of great topics. You can go back and take a look at things that we have previously discussed, and we've got to have good feedback from our viewers.
Nate: Yeah, people really like the restaurants. When you and Chris went to the restaurants, that was very popular to figure out where to eat. So we do things that aren't just golf. We do everything that's Myrtle Beach, and we do highlight, obviously, the great golf courses in Myrtle Beach as well.
Meredith: Right, yeah. So do you ever have topics that you would like us to discuss, or you have a question that you would like myself to answer on my new Q&A, you can reach out to us on social media, on really any place. We're on Instagram, we're on Facebook, we're on Twitter. Just ask your question and we will certainly cover your topics because we love giving our listeners everything that they want to know about Myrtle Beach. Anything golf related, so Myrtle Beach related, really. Anything. Just ask.
Nate: As someone said, we're on Spacebook.
Meredith: Now Brad, are you on Snapchat or do you do TikTok?
Meredith: Oh man, you would be a great TikTokker.
Nate: TikTok. I haven't even heard of that.
Meredith: You haven't heard of TikTok? Okay, so TikTok, oh, it's hilarious. Well, my kids are on TikTok and they create these hilarious videos. I mean some of them are so funny. Now you have to be careful about some of the ones you watch because it's not quite filtered, so you just got to kind of search what you're looking for, but there's some really funny stuff on there and they're these videos that people just create, 20, 30 second videos. You would love it Nate. But it's hilarious. Have you seen it?
Brad: I've seen it before, but I'm not on TikTok.
Meredith: I think Brad would be a great TikTokker because you're hilarious, Brad. You've got to create a TikTok video. Actually, right now, I think we should create one, maybe. We should do one right now. And it's of you doing the scissors.
Brad: Oh no.
Meredith: Because you just know how to do the scissors so well.
Brad: No, actually I don't know how to do it at all.
Nate: Put that on [crosstalk 00:24:18].
Brad: for anyone listening who doesn't know, Meredith has tried to teach me this dance. It failed miserably.
Meredith: Oh it did not.
Brad: But however, Meredith does it very well.
Meredith: I'm a scissor girl. And I can rap Vanilla Ice. So we played in a golf tournament last year and I actually taught Brad the scissors, and he did very well. He's a scissors boy, but I also was able to rap my old Vanilla Ice. And fortunately, I still remember those lyrics from my first concert at 15.
Brad: I do as well. That's okay.
Meredith: Ice ice baby.
Nate: Did they ever figure it out, did he steal those? That [crosstalk 00:24:56].
Meredith: I think there was something going on with that beat.
Brad: I know they accused him. I don't know how they-
Nate: He tried to say, "Well no, mine went (singing)."
Brad: Queen's went (singing). And his went (singing).
Nate: It's that little tss.
Brad: So he tried to get away with the extra cymbal at the end.
Meredith: Now when you play golf, do you listen to music?
Brad: I like to, yeah.
Meredith: Yeah. Do you bring a speaker set for the golf cart?
Brad: Yes. Either that or do it through my phone.
Meredith: Okay. Do you feel like it helps relax you?
Brad: Yes, certainly.
Meredith: And what do you listen to? What kind of music do you like?
Brad: I like all kinds of music, to be honest with you. I could go from country to '90s rap to classic rock to pretty much anything.
Nate: You ever play with anyone that wear Earpods. Is that happening?
Meredith: It's kind of different. It's so different getting used to seeing people with Earpods.
Brad: Yeah, if you do that, I think you're antisocial.
Nate: Yeah, that's what I was going to say.
Brad: Playing golf.
Meredith: Yeah, that's definitely some antisocial behavior. Yeah, so P Diddy, Notorious BIG.
Brad: Oh yeah.
Meredith: Yeah. I can see that.
Brad: Why not? The fact that we were listening to Vanilla Ice, that you were able to sing that song that day means-
Meredith: Scary. It's very scary. We're giving away our age now. All right, well so many great things to talk about World Tour. It's always fun having you on as a guest. It's always fun when Nate and I go out there and we do a Facebook Live, and hopefully we'll get out there soon and play again. Not when it's 35. We've had a great winter. It's very mild, so we'll get out there on another warm day and come play. Like I said, I love World Tour. I love pulling up there. I love seeing the flags, the globe. The energy is great. The view is fantastic and going green is awesome.
Brad: Maybe we can get out there in March, before the Player's Championship and do 17 and Sawgrass.
Nate: Yeah, [crosstalk 00:27:00].
Meredith: Oh, that would be fun. Yeah, let's do that.
Nate: We can do that.
Meredith: That sounds good.
Brad: I'd be scared to hit the shot, but we'll do what we need to.
Meredith: No, you got the orange whip you've been practicing with. You're good to go. And you've gotten two aces this past year.
Brad: That's true. Maybe we can do it live.
Brad: Maybe you'll get your first.
Meredith: Oh, that would be nice.
Nate: Not to prolong this, but remember when Brad ... Brad was the Head Golf Professional at Myrtle Beach National, and remember that epic Facebook Live, and we played The Gambler.
Meredith: Oh, that's right. Brad, you got the most views I think ever.
Nate: Yeah 60,000 views.
Brad: We are viral.
Meredith: No, we had more. I think it was 65,000 viewers when we did that.
Nate: So we went out and we kind of got in between play, remember?
Brad: Yes. It took a little bit of a while to play.
Meredith: Oh, that's right. That was a 30 minute show.
Nate: Oh God, we had to do a lot of filler and it's like okay.
Brad: We're good.
Nate: You hit some aqua balls there, if I remember right. [crosstalk 00:28:03].
Brad: No, I don't know what you're ... I don't know what you're talking about. I made par.
Meredith: No, he doesn't have aqua balls because he has Jesus balls. They just walk on the water.
Brad: They walk on the water.
Nate: Walk on water.
Meredith: That's another, great hole though. Just a little plug, at Myrtle Beach National. Gambler, Kings North. What a great course. I mean I love all the courses out there for different reasons, but The Gambler is a popular course. I mean, everybody wants to play The Gambler.
Nate: Anytime you share a picture of that hole on social media-
Brad: It's just crazy.
Nate: And people will recount. "Oh, remember Bill, you hit 10 in the water here." So when I used to work out there, we used to go out and play. At least, out of a foursome, if two people finished the hole it was a accomplishment. Okay, they're up in the cart waiting. It's like come on. So yeah. That's the love or hate hole. For sure.
Meredith: It is. It really is. Those risk reward challenges, yeah. You either love them or hate them.
Meredith: Well Brad, thanks for coming on the show. And for our listeners, if you would like to get out and play World Tour you can jump on that going green special that we are offering at myrtlebeachgolftrips.com. A great time to get out to World Tour and book, and while you're there go say hey to Brad Crumling, PGA Head Golf Professional. Great guy. A lot of fun to hang out with, and maybe you can share with our listeners your golf tips. You love using that orange whip.
Brad: Well that's right.
Nate: With the green pants.
Brad: With the green pants.
Meredith: It's all about impact, right.
Nate: With the green pants.
Meredith: Yeah, so if you see a guy out there with an orange whip and green pants, there you go.
Brad: You have knows me.
Meredith: You have found Brad.
Nate: He wears the green jacket around Masters, don't you? Don't you have a green sport coat?
Brad: I'm not that good of a ... I'm not that good of a golfer.
Meredith: Actually, that would be hilarious. I would love to see him walk around in a green coat.
Meredith: Welcome to World Tour.
Brad: Welcome to World Tour on Facebook Live. I'm Jim Nantz.
Meredith: Oh my gosh. I'm packing up.
Nate: Hello friends.
Brad: Hello friends.
Nate: Hello friends.
Meredith: I guess we should wrap up this podcast. All right. Thanks for listening folks.
Nate: Yeah, it went a little longer than we thought.
Meredith: Yeah. And Thanks for joining gimme golf. You could subscribe to this podcast on multiple platforms. Thanks for listening in and we will see you guys soon.
LPGA Instructor and Myrtle Beach Golf Ambassador Meredith Kirk is joined by PGA Head Golf Professional at World Tour Golf Links Brad Crumling. Brad discusses how the popularity of this unique design approach continues to rise. Learn why you should add this course to your Myrtle Beach Golf itinerary.
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