13th Annual Veterans Golf Classic Set for May

Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday - the Grand Strand's golf marketing cooperative - has announced that entries are being accepted for its 13th annual Veterans Golf Classic, held May 20-23.

Open to all current or former U.S. military members and friends, the 54-hole event is comprised of two-person teams vying in four handicapped flights called the Eisenhower, MacArthur, Nimitz and Franks divisions. The event features a different format each day - better ball, scramble and combined-net team score. Each team must include at least one former or present member of the armed forces.

Entry fees are $230 per person for past participants, $250 for new players. Included are three rounds of golf with cart, range balls; welcome reception; Wednesday night awards banquet (food/drink provided); Veterans Golf Classic hat and shirt; and an assortment of additional prizes.

Twelve area courses - Arcadian Shores, Black Bear, Burning Ridge, Farmstead, Heather Glen, Lion's Paw, Man-O-War, Meadowlands, Myrtlewood Palmetto, East Course at Pearl Golf Links, Sandpiper Bay and The Wizard - will serve as tournament venues.

"Our annual Veterans Golf Classic allows our community to say 'thank you' to service personnel for all they do and have done for our country, says Dave Macpherson, Golf Holiday's Tournament Director. "This is one of the important events on our tournament calendar and we're thrilled how successful it has become."

Tournament competition extends beyond the two-man team event. The Branch Challenge pits the five branches of the U.S. military against each other with the lowest cumulative score crowned champion. In 2011, Army won the title. The Carolina Cup - matching members of the VFW against the American Legion - is an additional tournament within the tournament. VFW won for the seventh time last year.

For more information, visit www.GolfHoliday.com.