World Am Tees Off!

The 34th annual World Am teed off this morning with temperatures in the low 70s and breezy conditions. Participants played on 32 courses along the Grand Strand, beginning what should be fun-filled week.

The World’s Largest 19th Hole will open its doors at 6 p.m., and Golf Channel star Charlie Rymer will be on hand to emcee the evening’s festivities. East Coast Party Band will provide the entertainment and Sticky Fingers will be providing barbecued pork, ribs and chicken (don’t panic, Domino’s and Friendly’s, serving ice cream, will be on hand as well!)

With play underway, here is a look at the World Am “By the Numbers”:

Divisions: 9
Countries Represented: 20
States Represented: 49
Number of Courses Used: 51
Exhibitors: 54
Flights: 64
Average Score: 88.6
Number of International Players: 132
Golf Balls Awarded: 7,812
Longest Distance Traveled: 10,302 miles
Rounds Played: 12,000+
Beers Consumed in the 19th Hole: 17,910
Estimated Number of Golf Balls Used: 30,215
Unique Players over 34 Years: 48,841
Gifts Cards Paid Out: $75,200
Estimated Number of Greens in Regulation: 80,600
Estimated Number of Strokes: 1,011,500

William Welch Wins 36th Annual World Am

William Welch (West Islip, N.Y.) shot a net 69 (gross 85) to win the Flight Winners’ Playoff at the 36th Annual World Amateur Handicap Championship Friday at Barefoot Resort’s Dye Course.

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