Recreation calendar (July 19)





July 21 | The Shallote Lions Club will hold its 21st annual golf tournament on the Rees Jones course at Sea Trail Plantation on Saturday, July 21. Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. for this captain’s choice event. Entry fee is $65 per player which includes green and cart fees, a buffet luncheon and over $1400 in prizes. Proceeds from this event will support the vision and hearing impaired in the area that cannot otherwise receive care.

July 21 | Second annual Ramon Sessions Charity Tournament, Heron Point Golf Club, 9:30 a.m. shotgun start, four-person captain’s choice format. Entry fee of entry fee of $70 per player includes customized trophies signed by Sessions, a putting contest for rounds of golf, goodie bags provided by sponsor Sysco including a free round at Heron Point, and more than $4,000 in prizes. Sessions is donating through a random drawing four tickets to watch him play against the Charlotte Bobcats. Dunkin Donuts is providing breakfast and T-Bonz, Hooters, Tilted Kilt, Hard Rock Café and Mulligans restaurants are also providing food. Hole sponsorships are $100 each. Contact Heron Point at 843-650-6664 or visit heronpointgolfclub.com.

July 28-29 | Lowcountry Open, two-man best ball, Founders Club at Pawleys Island, tee times begin at 9 a.m., open and senior (55-and-over) age divisions, net and gross format divisions. Only teams with verified USGA handicaps can compete in net division. Entry fee of $100 per player includes prizes, food and tournament gift. Practice rounds from July 25-27 for $30. Entry deadline is 5 p.m. on July 20. Call pro Rick Taylor at 843-237-2299.

Aug. 4 | Fight Breast Cancer from the Fairways tournament, International Club of Myrtle Beach, 9 a.m. shotgun start, captain’s choice format, singles welcome. Entry fee of $65 per player includes continental breakfast, barbecue lunch, awards, raffle prizes, 50-50 drawing, best dressed in pink contest. Entry deadline is July 15. Contact Liz Waterstradt at 217-260-2791 or Kristy Roderick at 843-602-7299.

Aug. 11 | The St. James Booster Club & Girl’s basketball team will host the 8th annual Sharks Tournament at the International Club in Murrells Inlet. All proceeds with go towards St. James athletic programs. It will be an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, 4-man Captain’s Choice format. There is an early bird special of $65 per player or $260 per team if paid before August 1. After August 1, it is $75 per player and $300 per team. The fee includes green and cart fees, lunch, beverages and a goodie bag. Prizes will be awarded to the top four teams, male/female closest to the pin and longest drive. There will also be four hole-in-one prizes: 2012 Harley Davidson Fat Boy or $20,000 cash, set of Cleveland irons, Kindle Fire and $500 Visa gift card and a raffle will be conducted. For more information, contact Stan Patterson at 833-3401 or Kari Collins at 602-4851.

Aug. 12 | The Grand Strand Optimist Club is having the 16th annual Benefit Tournament on August 12th at The Burning Ridge Golf Course. The price is $75.00 for one player or $125.00 for two. It’s to benefit children’s charities like "Shop with a Cop" where children who have very little can shop for their own Christmas presents. For more information, contact Kevin Cox at 843-421-0888.

Aug. 23 | The Sun News Educational Foundation Tournament, Pine Lakes Country Club, 10a.m. shotgun start, 9 a.m. registration, two-person team captain’s choice format. Entry fee of $110 per person includes continental breakfast, lunch and goody bag. Proceeds benefit The Sun News Educational Foundation, which provides college scholarships to area high school seniors. Contact Peggy Studds at 843-626-0250 or pstudds@thesunnews.com or Diana Fromal at 843-626-0247 or dfromal@thesunnews.com.

Aug. 25 | Future Generations Tournament to benefit the First Tee of the Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach National Southcreek and West courses, captain’s choice format, 8 a.m. shotgun start. Team registrations only. Entry fee of $380 per foursome includes breakfast, barbecue lunch and cocktail hour with complimentary beer and wine. Prizes in mens, women’s and couples divisions. Silent and live auction items include a Greenbrier Resort vacation. Hole-in-one prize is four Masters practice round tickets including hospitality tent access and limo service from Myrtle Beach. Register at www.tftgs-tour.org or visit www.TheFirstTeeTheGrandStrand.org. Prospective sponsors can call Harry Coombs at 843-333-1931.

Nov. 12-13 | DeBordieu Celebrity Pro-Am for Cystic Fibrosis, DeBordieu Club, Texas Scramble format in which the best drive of a fivesome is selected and each player completes the hole with his own ball from there. Handicaps counted. The Monday-Tuesday pro-am costs $1,000 per four-player team and includes banquets, food, beverages and a gift pack. A $2,000 team entry includes higher level gifts primarily from Adams Golf. A pro auction on Nov. 12 will determine each team’s fifth player. All proceeds benefit the SC chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Former PGA Tour member Jay Haas and Dillard Pruitt have committed to the event, as have area touring pros Sam Lyons, Michael Maness and Lauren Hunt. Visit dedordieuclub.com/golf or call 843-527-6000.


July 20 | GSTL Team Singles League in now open for registration on TennisLink.com. Team registration will close on July 20th. All team captains and interested players are encouraged to visit www.grandstrandtennis.net for rule changes, key deadline dates and tentative play days for 2012. Adult and Senior programs will both be offered in the Fall League. For more information, please contact Alyssa Mann, GSTL Singles League Coordinator, at 843-446-6284 or alyssammann@aol.com.