The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort will host the World Championship on August 30, dawning the overall winner of the 30th annual World Am. The Dye Club has been ranked among America’s Top 100 public courses and is a worthy replacement to TPC Myrtle Beach, the previous host for the past three years. “The Dye Club is an ideal venue to conclude the 30th annual Golf.com World Amateur Handicap Championship,” remarked tournament director Jeff Monday, “The golf course is among the best in America, and it’s a big-event facility. A field of nearly 3,500 golfers will be narrowed to flight winners, and the Dye Club will identify the most deserving champion.”
Designed by the legendary Pete Dye, the course is complete with the octogenarian’s architects trademark features: ample mounding, a surplus of sand and of course, railroad ties. The visuals of the layout are stunning. The 6th, 9th, 10th, 15th and 18th holes all standout amongst an impressive lineup. The 18th is among Myrtle Beach’s finest finishing holes. No. 18 plays into the prevailing wind and water runs along the left side from tee to green. With the clubhouse veranda serving as the backdrop, it’s a fitting end to the Golf.com World Amateur Handicap Championship. “It’s a great course challenge-wise for all of our flight winners to go out and be tested,” said tournament director Jeff Monday of tournament operator Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday. “It’s a great course, great clubhouse and has a staff that knows how to host a large event. They’ll do whatever needs to be done.”
The Dye Club has played host to the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am for the last 11 years. It has come to be of the most popular celebrity pro-am golf tournaments in the country, the Tournament attracts thousands of people who enjoy the music of the two-time Grammy award winners as well as the friendly competition between the band and their celebrity and PGA professional friends. Over the past 18 years, Monday After the Masters has donated more than $5.5 million to the Hootie & The Blowfish Foundation, which supports the educational needs of South Carolina and the South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation.
Now in its 30th year, the World Amateur Golf Tournament is a golf event like no other, located in one of the most popular and enjoyable vacation destinations in the USA. The largest and most fun-filled amateur golf tournament on the planet was first played back in 1984 with 684 participants. Numerous celebrities have been part of the fun over the years, including Major League Baseball stars Roger Clemens and Tony Womack, LPGA champion Annika Sorenstam, NASCAR great Jeff Gordon, and CBS Sports and Golf Channel Commentator, David Feherty. The event features 72-holes of intense stroke play competition, a thrilling 18-hole championship playoff, lots of gifts and prizes, plus nightly parties and entertainment. And it remains one of the best values in competitive golf. But at the heart of its enduring success is the camaraderie among participants. This is where lifelong friendships are forged.
The World Am is open to all golfers – 17 years old and above – with a certified USGA handicap or foreign equivalent. It features five competitive divisions, ranging from men 49 and under to the super seniors (70+) and our Women’s division. Within the divisions, golfers are flighted by closely grouped handicaps. The event features between 60 and 70 flights and the winner of each advance to the Flight Winner’s Playoff, an 18-hole shootout that determines the World Champion. The tournament is played on approximately 60 different Myrtle Beach area courses, including several Top 100 public layouts, and each flight plays a different course each day.
The Dye Club is honored to be a part of this unheralded tournament and looks to showcase to the world how great Barefoot Resort truly is.
Celebrities, entertainers and golf pros alike are getting ready for the 19th annual Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After The Masters Golf Tournament, which will be held on Monday, April 15. 2013 will mark the 11th year the Barefoot Resort Dye Club in North Myrtle Beach will host this star-studded event.
Most people spend their whole golfing careers, never able to obtain the elusive Hole-In-One. Depending upon where your sources are gathered, the general odds for an amateur to make one are roughly 1 in 12,000. For those fortunate enough to take claim to one, it is something they will remember and cherish for the rest of their lives, even after they succumb to giving up the sport.
USGA Rules Of Golf 12-1a
Rule 12-1a deals with searching for or identifying a ball that is covered by sand, anywhere on the course. The player is now entitled to touch or move as much sand as is deemed necessary to find or identify his ball. Once the ball has been properly found and identified, any sand that was moved must be replaced in order to re-create the original lie. Should the ball be moved, and it can be proven that the movement was directly attributable to the touching or moving of the sand to find or identify his ball, there is no penalty, and the ball must be replaced and the original lie re-created. In re-creating the lie under this Rule, the player is now allowed to leave a small part of the ball visible.
On August 21, 2012 The Range at Barefoot announced the grand opening of the Greg Norman's Champions Golf Academy. The 10,000-square-foot clubhouse is believed to be the second largest golf academy in the U.S. It houses a gym featuring Cybex equipment, two classrooms, one meeting room, boys and girls locker rooms, three covered indoor/outdoor hitting bays, six offices, and a club repair and storage room.
Aside from four championship golf courses to choose from; Norman, Love, Fazio and Dye, Barefoot Resort & Golf offers endless of amounts of choices right at your disposal. Conveniently located in the heart of the "Grand Strand" everything you can think of can be found at the resort or just a short drive away. Below you will find some of our top recommendations that we want you to know about. Everything listed below is within five miles of the resort. These are just a few sampling's of what is offered in Myrtle Beach with over 1,000 restaurants to choose from and a plethora of attractions and entertainment. We hope you enjoy...
Although it is still five months away, Barefoot is rolling out the specials for the Fall. There are a number of reasons for you to choose Barefoot Resort as your Fall Golf destination. We have debated over the most notable and thus created a "Top 10" in no particular order...
Barefoot Resort & Golf is continuing to improve its already impressive multi-course facility, by moving forward in 2012 and converting the remaining two courses. In 2011 we underwent green renovations to both the Fazio and Norman courses. With rave reviews, management has decided to complete the process and convert the remaining two courses (Dye,Love) this upcoming summer. The Dye Course will be closed starting May 21st and reopen by July 16th.
Barefoot Resort & Golf strives to provide a top notch facility for both their members and customers. We constantly are refining our ways and are taking our guests suggestions and putting them to good use. We here along the Grand Strand are full swing into our "peak" season and it becomes known very quickly which areas of your facility need refinement. During "peak" season many courses receive a bad rap solely based upon the facilities pace of play. Being around a golf course day in and day out, you hear some horror stories.
In case you missed it, the 2012 Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am was another success. For the seventh consecutive year, a sellout crowd of 6,000 fans packed The Dye Club at Barefoot Resort & Golf to watch their favorite celebrities, athletes and musicians compete in the 18th annual Monday After The Masters tournament. This year marked the 10th year Anniversary the Dye Club has hosted the event.