The PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com World Amateur Handicap Championship, the game’s largest single-site tournament, donated $50,000 to Project Golf, a Myrtle Beach-based, grow-the-game initiative.
The World Am made the donation to Angel Diaz, the Director of Project Golf, during a Wednesday night presentation at the World’s Largest 19th Hole.
The 38th annual event is being played August 30 – September 3 and has attracted nearly 3,500 players from all 50 states and more than 10 countries.
Project Golf is dedicated to increasing access to the sport, including quality instruction, with an emphasis on junior golfers, military veterans and prospective players who previously may not have felt comfortable at a golf course.
“The World Am attracts golf’s most passionate players, and we are thrilled to make a donation to Project Golf, which we see as an investment in the future of the game and the tournament,” said Scott Tomasello, tournament director for the World Amateur Handicap Championship. “Project Golf is an organization dedicated to growing the number of people who play golf and broadening the game’s appeal, and that’s an effort we want to support.”
Project Golf provides new players a path to sustained enjoyment of the game, bringing people to the sport for a lifetime. Project Golf hosts clinics for juniors, military veterans, and anyone with an interest in taking up golf.
Each series of clinics lasts six weeks and helps introduce players to the game in a supportive environment that teaches participants everything from how to book a tee time to golf course etiquette and swing fundamentals. Most importantly, Project Golf connects new players with people of similar ability levels, allowing them to find playing partners they are immediately comfortable with. Crucially, the organization also follows up with players after their initial series of clinics are over, helping encourage them to stay connected to the game.