The National Father & Son Team Classic presented by PGA Tour Superstore is hitting its 20th anniversary this week, as it will be played as part of Family Golf Week from Thursday through Saturday across the Grand Strand.
The Father-Son has attracted approximately 620 players from 42 states and five foreign countries.
Host courses this year include Wild Wing Plantation, Grande Dunes Resort Course, Barefoot Resort’s Fazio Course, Legends Resort’s Parkland Course, Prestwick Country Club, Rivers Edge Golf Links and Leopard’s Chase Golf Links at Ocean Ridge Plantation. The Parkland Course will host the top two flights in Saturday’s final round.
Teams play rounds with formats of captain’s choice, best ball and alternate shot. Bryan and Bryce Kendrick of Tennessee have won three of the past four titles, including the past two.
For the third year, Family Golf Week includes the Father & Daughter Team Classic and the Mother & Daughter Team Classic on Thursday and Friday.
The Father-Daughter event features 14 teams and the Mother-Daughter competition has just two teams, and those rounds will be played at Wachesaw Plantation East and Pine Lakes Country Club.
Legends Resort is the host facility and is hosting the awards banquet Saturday and the Family Affair on Thursday night that includes a demo alley and skills contests sponsored by Wilson Staff. Both events are catered by Logan’s Roadhouse.
The benefiting charity is the Veterans Golf Association.
Tournament director Brad “Greenie” Greenstein has had some more work to do in the weeks leading up to the tournament because tournament founder and owner Robert Harper, a longtime PGA professional in the area, moved to Summerville this summer to be a full-time pastor. Harper is on the Strand to assist in tournament operations this week.