Photo caption: Project Golf’s Gary Schaal (far l) and Bill Golden (2nd from l) accept a $25,000 contribution to the organization from the Heritage Classic Foundation’s Board of Trustees Chairman Simon Fraser (2nd from r) and Doug Smith, the Foundation’s chairman of Palmetto State Initiatives Committee and 2019 Congressional Cup.
Myrtle Beach-Based Grow the Game Initiative is Bringing New Players to the Game
Project Golf, a Myrtle Beach-based initiative dedicated to growing the game of golf by increasing access to facilities and quality instruction, has received a $25,000 donation from the Heritage Classic Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit that is the host organization for the PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing.
The money donated to Project Golf was raised at the Congressional Cup, a two-day event held Dec. 7-8 recognizing members of Congress who have been instrumental in the tournament’s success.
“We are thankful for the Heritage Classic Foundation’s decision to donate $25,000 to Project Golf,” said Bill Golden, founder of Project Golf and CEO of Golf Tourism Solutions, the company that promotes destination golf through a variety of channels including PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com. “The values of Project Golf mirror those of the Heritage Classic Foundation, and we look forward to using the money to help foster an enduring relationship between new players and the game we all love.”
Project Golf, a 501 (c)(3) not for profit, removes barriers to entry into golf, introducing players to local facilities and providing quality instruction. In addition to bringing new players to the game, Project Golf’s mission includes the support of golf programs that benefit veterans, an effort that will be aided by the organization’s new facility at Barefoot Resort & Golf, one of the nation’s Top 100 Resorts, according to Golf Magazine.
Project Golf launched its “Introduction to Golf” series in the summer of 2019, bringing 200 new people to the course and keeping them engaged in the game after the six-week program ended.
“This is probably the only place you can go and be in a group of people who are just like yourself, and the coaches understand that,” Linda Drye said after participating in the “Introduction to Golf” series.
About the Heritage Classic Foundation: The Heritage Classic Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving lives throughout the state of South Carolina. As the host organization of the PGA TOUR’s RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, millions of dollars generated from ticket sales and sponsorships are distributed to charitable organizations that enhance the quality of life for our citizens. Since it was founded in 1987, the Foundation has donated more than $43 million to people in need. For more information, call (843) 671-2448, visit www.heritageclassicfoundation.com or Facebook (Heritage Classic Foundation) and Twitter (@HCFGolf).