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.
Monday After the Masters is a fun and exciting tournament that attracts thousands of spectators who come out to enjoy a full day of watching friendly competition between celebrities and PGA professionals as well as the music of two-time Grammy award winners Hootie & The Blowfish.
Band members, Darius, Dean, Mark and Soni, who remain true to their philanthropic roots are excited to play host once again while fans and participants experience this one-of-a-kind event.
The tournament is still six weeks away, but tickets, which are now in high demand, broke records when they sold out in less than one week. Over the past two decades the pro-am tournament has attracted some of the biggest names in golf and entertainment and it has continually grown to become one of the biggest fundraisers in South Carolina history.
If you are amongst the 6,000 lucky ticket holders you might be wondering which celebs will be spending their day on the course. Golf pros already committed to the tournament include PGA Tour stars Davis Love III and Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey, two-time major golf champion John Daly, and Golf Channel commentator Charlie Rymer. Other athletes that have signed on to play include NBA legend Rick Barry, NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin, two-time Daytona 500 winner Michael Waltrip, former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end L.C. Greenwood.
The MAM festivities will kick off at 6 a.m. with ESPN Radio’s popular sports talk show, Mike & Mike in the Morning broadcasting live from the first tee at the Dye Course for their third consecutive year. Co-host Mike Golic is scheduled to play in the tournament in addition to helping create buzz that is sure to benefit those who will receive funding through the tournament proceeds.
In 2012 Monday After The Masters donated $350,000 bringing their overall fundraising total to $5 million. Contributions go to the Hootie & The Blowfish Foundation, which supports the public educational needs of South Carolina and the South Carolina Junior Golf Foundation.
At 10 a.m. the event will tee off with the annual Celebrity Long Drive Contest followed by the official start of the tournament at 11 a.m. VIP access to the Dye Clubhouse will be available from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
There will be a post-tournament concert at the House of Blues at Barefoot Landing. The Hootie & Friends concert on Monday night will showcase the musical talents of golf professionals, celebrities and other musicians who played in the tournament earlier that day. There will, of course, be a headlining performance by tournament hosts, Hootie & the Blowfish.
Even the week leading up to the tournament will be filled with entertainment. Hootie lead singer Darius Rucker is scheduled to play a show on Saturday, April 13, and Hootie band member Mark Bryan and his side project, Occasional Milkshake will be opening for Sister Hazel on Friday, April 12.
For more information about the Monday After the Masters tournament, including a complete list of celebrities who are signed up to compete, visit www.hootiegolf.com.