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Golf Channel filming at First Tee fundraising event at Caledonia

In this file photo, Golf Channel personalities and South Carolina natives Kelly Tilghman (right) of North Myrtle Beach and Charlie Rymer (left) of Fort Mill share a laugh with Gene Weldon at the end of their live remote broadcast, a part of a filming of the Golf Channel's Morning Drive sports talk show at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club.
In this file photo, Golf Channel personalities and South Carolina natives Kelly Tilghman (right) of North Myrtle Beach and Charlie Rymer (left) of Fort Mill share a laugh with Gene Weldon at the end of their live remote broadcast, a part of a filming of the Golf Channel's Morning Drive sports talk show at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club. cslate@thesunnews.com

Golf Channel personalities Kelly Tilghman and Charlie Rymer will be filming segments at The First Tee of the Grand Strand’s Future Generations Tournament at Caledonia Golf & Fish Club on Tuesday that are scheduled to be featured on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive show on Wednesday.

Clips from the tournament have been aired live in each of the past two years, but Tilghman said they’ll be taped at this year’s event, called the Todd Welden Future Generations Invitational in Memory of Carolyn Cudone.

Morning Drive is scheduled to air from 7-9 a.m. Wednesday and replay from 9-11 a.m.

Tilghman of North Myrtle Beach and Rymer of Fort Mill are taking part for the third consecutive year in The First Tee of the Grand Strand fundraising event, which is a sold out scramble tournament.

Rymer comes to the event this year as a pending member of the South Carolina Golf Hall of Fame. He is one of the most decorated players in the history of the state’s nationally acclaimed junior golf program.

The winner of three S.C. Junior Championships, three state high school titles and the 1985 U.S. Junior Amateur, Rymer will become the Hall’s 65th member in ceremonies in Columbia on South Carolina Golf Day in January.

Rymer is a native of Cleveland, Tenn., who moved to Fort Mill while in elementary school.

He was an All-American at Georgia Tech and played on the PGA Tour from 1995-97. Rymer transitioned to broadcasting in 1998 and worked for CBS, ABC, ESPN and the USA Network before becoming a fixture on Golf Channel in 2008.

Alan Blondin: 843-626-0284, @alanblondin

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