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THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Part of Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory to Myrtle Beach, and on Twitter @GogBlogGuy, Facebook, and Linkedin. At Glen Dornach GC MB-SC

MYRTLE BEACH-SC some call it the golf capital of the USA, because of the amount of golf courses it has, and other golf related things to do.

There are no shortages of golf courses that’s for sure, regular golf or even mini-golf, but if you want to golf, Myrtle Beach South Carolina is for you.

The World’s largest amateur golf tournament is played there in August, the event attracts over 30,000 golfers for the week, and by the time “The Am” is over, regardless of the scores they shoot, everyone has had a fun time, and usually has made a bunch of new golfing friends along the way.

Paige Spiranac plays golf in Myrtle Beach

Former San Diego State golf team member Paige Spiranac has teamed up with Myrtle beach in promoting the area as a golf destination.

Spiranac who generates plenty of followers through her social media pages, is about to get a whole lot more as her photo shoot in Aruba for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit magazine comes out. it’s reported that she has the 4th largest social media following, a figure that numbers close to 2 million, over a variety of social media networks.

Spiranac plans to play plenty of the Myrtle Beach Courses in the year ahead, and share her experiences on the “Grand Strand” area and with her many followers.

” I am incredibly excited to partner with Myrtle Beach to showcase everything Grand Strand has to offer,” Spiranac said. “No other destination in the country has the combination of amazing golf courses, pristine beaches, great restaurants and incredible entertainment for families and groups of all ages. We are going to have so much fun showing Myrtle Beach to a new generation with great content, new events and unique experiences.”

World #1 Dustin Johnson at the ground breaking of his new golf learning center in Myrtle Beach SC at the TPC Myrtle Beach Golf Club.

World #1 golfer Dustin Johnson is giving back to his hometown in the form of his new learning center at the TPC Myrtle Beach Golf Club in South Carolina.

The new 3,100 square foot building building which is expected to be completed by Memorial Day of this year, will be the home of the Dustin Johnson Golf School and the Dustin Johnson Foundation.

“To bring this Performance Center to my hometown and be able to give golfers a competitive edge is exciting,” said Johnson, now a 17 time PGA Tour winner and major champion. We haven’t held anything back in the design because we want to give the Golf School students and Foundation scholars the opportunity to learn the game, no matter what level they are when they get here. That’s important to me, and it’s also important that they get the very best when they’re learning.”

Allen Terrell is the Director of Coaching at the Dustin Johnson Golf School, a school that Terrell calls state-of-the art. Terrell says golfers at the Johnson school, we get training on the same technology the professionals on the PGA Tour use. For more information see and

NOTE*** THE DUSTIN JOHNSON World Junior golf championship is underway. The final round is today at TPC Myrtle Beach. Yuki Moriyama (-2) of Las Vegas, and Alexa Pano (E) of Lake Worth Florida are the leaders on the boys and girls sides heading into today’s final round.

The 9th hole at Tidewater Golf Club in Myrtle Beach SC.

Tidewater GC is the anchor of a Myrtle Beach Elite Golf package. The package starts at only $352 dollars.

The package overall is four days and three nights, with four rounds of golf included.

Tidewater has received rave reviews from the golfers that have played there. In 2016 Golfers on Golf radio did it’s first out of state live broadcast from Tidewater GC. To learn more about the package and to see the other area courses involved, please visit

AFTER THE MASTERS PRO-AM with Hootie and Blowfish. Tickets are now on sale, see Ticketmaster outlets. The pro-am is Monday April 9th, and the golf tournament is played on the Dye Course at the Barefoot Resort in Myrtle Beach. The tournament tee’s off at 10 am and the galleries have been know to reach 6,000. For more details on the field this year and ticket info, see

FAMILY GOLF WEEK comes to Myrtle Beach from July 18-21 for the 21st annual Father-Son Team Golf Classic. The tournament’ demo day is sponsored by Srixon-Cleveland. Entry fee for the week is $995 per team, the 54 hole tournaments are played over three courses including TPC Myrtle Beach home of the Dustin Johnson Golf Schools. For more details on the F&S Team Classic see or you can call (800)-833-8798.

For great golf and plenty of places and courses to pick from visit Myrtle Beach in South Carolina.

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About Rory Spears

Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WCPT AM820 Chicago, he writes for both the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine, and formerly Chicagoland Golf. Rory has played over 525 courses in 39 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, within the golf industry.