Image result for myrtle beach world amApproximately 3010 golfers signed up to play in the 2017 Myrtle Beach World Am (Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Tournament). Among them were several WAGC Team USA members. 2017 WAGC Player of the Year, Carlos Gonzalez and WAGC Team USA Lake Erie Region Tournament Director, Mary Hauk both won their flights. Jerry Edwards, Michael Shaal, and WAGC Team USA New York – Hudson Valley Tournament Director, John DePalma all finished 3rd int their respective flights.

This was the 34th Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap tournament.  After 20 years competing in the event, Curtis Henley of Poquoson, VA won the overall title with an 82 for a net 66 at the Barefoot Resort Dye Course on Friday, September 1st. Henley edged James Dupont of Meadville, Pa., and Jim Acord of Charlotte, N.C., who shot net 67s to finish tied for second place.

The tournament featured players from 20 countries and 49 states and was played on more than 50 Grand Strand golf courses over five days. Friday’s championship round was for the winners of the tournament’s 64 flights.

Source: Sun News article by Alan Blondin

Michael Shaal, an avid golfer in all respects, owns Sam Snead’s Restaurant in Myrtle Beach. Sam Snead’s of Myrtle Beach was a major sponsor for inaugural Amateur Long Drive World Championship held in Myrtle Beach August 25-26. In addition to sponsoring the event, Shaal also volunteered as a range official, assisting with measurement and shagging balls. #LoveGolf

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