Bob Gillespie



Better ending: Hidden Valley stages its own Ryder Cup competition

Posted 10/5/2012 6:09:00 PM

Still bummed out by the U.S. Ryder Cup team’s collapse against the Europeans at Chicago’s Medinah Golf Club? You can’t get a mulligan for Jim Furyk, Phil Mickelson or Steve Stricker – but you can write your own “Ryder Cup history” and have fun doing it at Hidden Valley Golf Club.

The club, located west of Columbia off U.S. 231 near Gaston, will stage a two-day Ryder Cup-style competition, Oct. 20-21 (Saturday-Sunday). Players will be slotted onto teams during the Oct. 13 (Saturday) team selection party, which begins at 7 p.m. at the club and will include music, heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks, and college football on big-screen TVs.

The format will consist of a first day of two-man teams competing in captain’s choice, best ball and alternate shot (nine holes each), followed by a second day of singles match play (18 holes). Teams will consist of 12-14 players each depending on participation.

Entry fees of $50 for tournament club members and $70 for non-members will cover the selection party and golf for both days of the tournament. Deadline is Oct. 11. For information or to register, call (803) 794-8087. For more information, go to