On Sunday September 3, 2017 Rivers Edge Golf Club was honored to host our PGA Patriots in their 100 Hole Marathon to raise money for the Folds of Honor Foundation. The FOH foundation provides educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service-members. Honor Their Sacrifice. Educate Their Legacy.
The day began just before sunrise as participants began arriving at the golf course around 5:30 a.m., eager to prepare their golf carts for the twelve hour journey ahead. At approx 6:15 a.m., The Color Guards from our local American Legion joined us in a flag ceremony as the sunrise broke through the horizon casting a silver lining around our Patriots as they stood in honor. Shortly after participants climbed into their golf carts, decorated like parade floats, and dispatched to their starting points at 6:30 a.m.
The Patriots Challenge took just over twelve hours to complete as the majority of the field averaged around eight holes per hour, a stunning pace! All participants played until their 99th hole at which point the entire field headed towards hole #18 tee box, a stunning Par 4 that was measuring around 350 yards that day as the sun set over the Shallotte River in the background. Each group entered the final green with an amphitheater atmosphere, supporters lining the clubhouse patio, hills surrounding the green and along the cart path warmly embracing our dedicated Patriots with open hearts and boisterous voices! At 7:46 p.m. the final putt was holed in a glorious fashion for BIRDIE as the CROWD WENT WILD!
Our team of Myrtle Beach PGA Patriots which included; Captain: Jimmy Biggs, Rivers Edge 1st Assistant Sebastian Beecroft, Mike Benson, Matt Biddington, Mike Binder, Mike Buccerone, Paige Cribb, Brad Crumling, Jeff Davis, Michael DeLuca, Jeff Diehl, Trey Ernstes, Craig Kenley, Eric Morgan, Jay Smith, Brain Stefan, Will Weldon and Chad Wiebelhaus combined for 342 Birdies and 21 Eagles. The team has raised over $80,000 to date and the total continues to rise as more donations come in. For a complete listing of individual stats visit our Facebook page
We would like to send a sincere thank you to our staff, the many supporters, a special thank you to our Rivers Edge Members, a big shout out to our PGA Patriots and last but not least our active duty and former military men and woman. We salute you ALL!