Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday Announces 29th Annual World Am

Special $425 Early Entry Rate, 72-Hole Championship, ‘World’s Largest 19th Hole’

(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.)Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday -- the Grand Strand’s golf marketing cooperative --announces entries will be accepted beginning April 11 for its 29th annual World Amateur Handicap Championship held August 27 - 31, 2012.

More than 3000 amateur golfers are expected to play on 50-plus area layouts including all four Barefoot Resort & Golf courses, Caledonia Golf & Fish Club, True Blue Golf Plantation, Grande Dunes, TPC Myrtle Beach and all three eighteens at Myrtle Beach National. Registration for the four-day, 72-hole event is $425 through April 25th and $550 after.

The entry fee includes daily golf and access to “The World’s Largest 19th Hole” at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. The gala features an extensive golf exposition, equipment demos, entertainment, open bars, concerts, prize drawings and food from fine area restaurants. Golf funnyman / network analyst David Feherty, short game guru Dave Pelz, Golf Channel analyst Charlie Rymer, and Sports Illustrated Golf Group’s editorial team are among the big names that have appeared each of the last two years.

“Golfers from all walks of life and of all skill levels enjoy the World Am’s legendary camaraderie and competition,” says Jeff Monday, Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday’s tournament director. “This is one of our most popular events and showcases in spades why Myrtle Beach is the most diverse and exciting golf vacation destination in North America.”

The World Am is grouped according to USGA indexes with five competitive divisions ranging from men / women under 49 years old to super seniors 70 and above. Flight winners advance to the 18-hole world championship playoff where a World Champion is crowned. The event’s inclusiveness is apparent in its past champions as winners with handicaps as low as three and as high as 34 have won. Fourwomen have had the high honor of hoisting the championship trophy. For more information Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday, visit

About Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday

Golf Holiday Website ImageMyrtle Beach Golf Holiday is a non-profit trade association comprised of 79 championship golf courses and 99 golf package providers in the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina area. Founded in 1967, the organization continues to be the driving force behind the growth of the region’s thriving golf market. The originator of the “Stay and Play Package,” Golf Holiday provides non-biased information about accommodations and golf courses to assist golfers in making the most informed decisions when planning for their next vacation.

Golf Holiday also hosts seven events and tournaments annually to help to foster continued growth of the game. In addition to hosting the Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After The Masters Celebrity Pro-Am Golf Tournament each spring, Golf Holiday also manages the World Amateur Handicap Championship – the world's largest single-site amateur golf tournament, the Summer Family Golf Tournaments, the Palmetto High School Golf Championships, the Veterans Golf Classic and the Myrtle Beach Never Forgets Memorial Golf Outing.