Bob Gillespie



Teach your children well: Windermere Club hosts parent-child golf

Posted 11/30/2013 7:11:00 AM

When it comes to fostering future generations of golfers, nothing is quite as effective as a parent playing with his or her child/children. So when a tournament devoted to just such a combination happens, it’s a win-win for both generations.

Such a moment will occur Dec. 7 at The Windermere Club when the Northeast Columbia course plays host to its inaugural Parent-Child Tournament. The 18-hole, captain’s choice format begins that Saturday with a 10 a.m. shotgun start.

Besides the team competition, the tournament will include closest to the pin, longest drive and putting contests, as well as prizes for the best-dressed tandems. Parents, guardians and grandparents are eligible to compete with their youngsters.

The Windermere Club, designed by famed architect Pete Dye, is one of the Midlands’ top layouts, with rolling terrain and water on seven holes, including the dramatic dogleg-left, par-5 18th, which plays along the shore of Lake Windermere.

Cost of the tournament is $75 and the registration deadline is Dec. 4. For more information and directions or to register, call (803) 786-7888, or click here.