For the 14th year, The Dye Club played host to the annual Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am. The days weather was absolutely perfect, complimented by 75 degree and clear blue skies.
For the 11th consecutive year, a sellout out crowd of 6,000+ fans swarmed to The Dye Course to watch their favorite athletes, musicians and celebrities compete in the Monday After the Masters, the largest single day fundraiser in South Carolina.
Shooting a 19-under par (53) the team led by PGA Tour player Tim O’Neal and football star Jimbo Covert won the 22nd annual Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am at Barefoot Resort. [LEADERBOARD]
For the first time in the history of the event Westwood One, America’s largest radio network, broadcasted four national radio programs; the Gio & Jones, Tiki & Tierney, Chris Mannix and Doug Gottlieb shows – throughout the day, providing Myrtle Beach national exposure.
This years headliners ina ddition to band members Mark Bryan, Jim “Soni” Sonefeld, Dean Felber and Darius Rucker were hall of famers Eric Dickerson and Bruce Smith, Super Bowl winning quarterback Jim McMahon, Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin, and musicians John Cafferty, Aaron Lewis and Edwin McCain, among a slew full of others. Professional golfers included a Ryder Cup captain, TOUR Championship winner, current players and former winners included; Davis Love III, Billy Horschel, Lee Elder, local favorite Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey, Charlie Rymer, and Woody Austin.
Through the years MAM has generated millions of dollars for children’s educational programs and the South Carolina junior golf program.All proceeds from the event benefit the Hootie & the Blowfish Foundation.
This all would not be possible without the sponsors and volunteers who contribute to the success of the event
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!!!!!
Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday
Monday After the Masters
Posted by: Rich Bartram, PGA
We are privileged to announce our Head Golf Professional at The Dye Club was recently elected as the Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association’s (MBAGCOA) President.
“I believe his influence and knowledge of the area, encouraged his contemporaries to select him as the President of the Association. I couldn’t think of a better person to lead this great organization” states Director of Marketing Rich Bartram, PGA
Jeff Diehl, PGA has served as Head Golf Professional at The Dye Club since April 2010. He was named to the Board of Director of the Grand Strand Golf Directors Association in 2011 as well as the Board of Directors of the First Tee of the Grand Strand. During Diehl’s tenure as Treasurer Secretary of the Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association, his focus has been on the associations priorities and he has established great momentum to preserve and protect the game. He has been a Golf Professional since 2000 and Elected a Class A Member of the PGA of America in 2009. From 2008 – 2010 Diehl served as Marketing Director for Barefoot as well as a dual roll of 1st Assistant Golf Professional from 2006 for the Resort Courses. Diehl in the past has been a regular guest-host of the ESPN Radio 100.3 The Team Myrtle Beach Golf Guys as well as a contributor to the Carolina Forest Chronicle. He has started his own Fantasy Golf TV Show called Fantasy Golf TV With Jeff Diehl on the TGD Radio & TV Network.
Jeff contributed success to golf course operations awarded The Dye Club the distinction of being named the 2013 “Golf Course of the Year” award. as well as hosting the Golf Channels Reality TV Show Big Break Myrtle Beach. His work is diligently to create a solid business plan for all in golf.
Over the years he has helped protect the resources and address the issues confronting the game from stagnant or declining rate structures, the challenges of financial and environmental sustainability and the need to make golf more welcoming to a wide range of audiences in our area. It is an honor to have Jeff Diehl apart of the Barefoot family.
About Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association
The Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association (MBAGCOA) serves as the operational focal point to help standardize policies, develop programs, and coordinate projects for Grand Strand golf course owners. Its span of coverage is approximately a 50-mile radius of Myrtle Beach from Georgetown, S.C. to Southport, N.C.. The MBAGCOA is comprised of approximately 90 golf courses and 300 hotels/motels/property management agencies and third party providers. The MBAGCOA first offered the Myrtle Beach Golf Passport in 1993 enabling eligible North Carolina/South Carolina residents, as well as those who own second homes along the Grand Strand, the opportunity to enjoy reduced golf fees during all seasons of the year.
Posted by: Rich Bartram, PGA
Treatment was exceptional! Everyone from the pro shop, starter and grounds crew smiled and welcomed us! Excellent summer rates after 12 pm. Will be retuning soon! Barefoot is a wonderful place to book a group golf trip!
Trip Advisor Response for the Love Course
Probably the most difficult of the courses at Barefoot Resort. As one guy said, “If they give you a towel and a bottle of water at the beginning and end of your round, you know it’s hard!”
A lot of sand and water and plays long. Might not be the best choice for high handicappers – important to choose the right tees. Hazards (woods, waste areas, sand, water) come into play on every hole.
Beautiful course though and has it’s own clubhouse. Range and putting green nearby, staff excellent.
Trip Advisor Response of The Dye Course
April 28, 2015 – By: Rich Bartram, PGA
August 31 – September 4, 2015
On today’s Golf Channel’s Morning Drive, Matt Ginella was asked by a viewer what the BEST Stay and Play Golf Packages were on the Grand Strand area?
Jimmy Brandt- BIG BREAK Myrtle Beach Champion
Auburn’s Jimmy Brandt Wins Golf Channel’s Big Break Myrtle Beach Reality Competition Series