Golf

Bob Gillespie

SOUTH CAROLINA INSIDER

 

North Charleston Open: Everyone is welcome at Wescott Plantation

Posted 8/28/2013 4:47:00 PM

The Golf Club at Wescott Plantation, owned and operated as a municipal course by the City of North Charleston, is a testing 27-hole layout that will challenge any player’s game, including professionals and top amateurs. In fact, the golf course has played host to professionals from both the NGA Tour (formerly Hooters Tour) in 2007 and the Web.com Tour (formerly Nationwide Tour) in 2006.

That makes it a perfect site for the 2013 North Charleston Open presented by State Farm, which welcomes all players and all handicaps up to 36. The field will be limited to the first 144 players to register, with competition at stroke play.

The tournament is 36 holes over two days, Sept. 7-8, and proceeds will go to encourage the next generation of players via The First Tee, a youth development program that uses golf as an outlet to encourage life skills in all youngsters.

Cost is $200 for professionals playing the black tees with a $3,000 purse, and amateurs (playing white tees) will pay $140 with prizes awarded in several flights. Practice rounds for entrants are on Sept. 6 (sign up for tee times) with registration until 6 p.m. Competition begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday (Sept. 7) and Sunday (Sept. 8).

To register for the tournament or for more information, click here or call (843) 871-2135. Entries may be mailed to head professional Steven Rudd at The Golf Club at Wescott Plantation, 5000 Wescott Club Drive, Summerville, S.C. 29485, and entry forms may be faxed to (843) 871-2189.