The event features a different format of play each day – better ball, modified alternate shot and scramble – and each team must include at least one current or former member of the armed forces. Players are placed into one of four flights – Eisenhower, MacArthur, Nimitz and Franks – based on their handicap.
The host courses for this year’s event are: Shaftesbury Glen, Tradition Club, Maples Course at Sea Trail, Burning Ridge, Aberdeen, River Club, Arrowhead, Wachesaw Plantation East and Long Bay Golf Club.
Participants will also enjoy a Wednesday night awards banquet, in addition to receiving a Veterans Golf Classic hat and shirt and an assortment of goodies in a golf tournament gift bag.
The Wednesday banquet is one of the event’s highlights. The colors of each service branch – Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard – are presented and the atmosphere is the perfect blend of festive and respectful.
The competition extends beyond the standard two-man team event. The Branch Challenge pits the five branches of the U.S. Military against each other. Participants are entered into the contest and at the end of the tournament the branch with the lowest score is crowned champion.
The Carolina Cup, which matches members of the VFW against the American Legion, is another popular tournament within the tournament.
For more information, go to http://veteransclassicgolf.com/.
807 Sea Mountain Hwy B
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582