Blackmoor Golf Club teaching pro and 2014 Mrs. South Carolina Meredith Kirk organized and hosted an event in June at Blackmoor called the Speed Golf Summer Race, and she has scheduled the Winter Speed Golf Race at Blackmoor at 1 p.m. Dec. 13.
Participants are encouraged run and play holes as fast as they can using only three clubs as two-person teams, with one participant hitting and the other caddying in any alternating fashion they choose. The total number of strokes combined with minutes is the Speed Golf score.
The event will benefit the Junior Golf Exchange, which provides golf clubs to youth through monetary and equipment donations, and St. James High girls golf team, which Kirk coached in 2010-11, and the Sharks players are participating and assisting in the running of the event.
”It’s something fun to do this winter and will raise some money for the Junior Golf Exchange and some things the St. James girls need,” said Kirk, who coached some of the current St. James players. “I thought it would be fun to unite with them and help them raise money as well.”
The event has a limit of 100 players. Pre-registration is required and the event is rain or shine. Through Dec. 10, entry is $20 per team for nine holes or $40 for 18. Children 17 and under can play for free. Registration forms are available at www.juniorgolfexchange.org or call 843-602-4701.
Hole sponsorships are $100 and include a two-person team. Prizes for top teams and raffle winners include golf equipment, restaurant gift certificates, golf rounds and movie tickets to Frank Theatres. Chick-fil-A is providing food.