SEPT. 12-14: Golf Academy of America and Veteran Golfers Association Host 9/11 Commemoration Golf Tournament

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Golf Academy of America and Veteran Golfers Association are partnering to host Battle at the Beach, a golf tournament this week dedicated to honoring the sacrifices of America’s veterans since 9/11. Rescheduled to Sept. 12-14 due to Hurricane Irma, Battle at the Beach is a two-man team tournament open to the public that will include two days of play.

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Golf Academy of America and Veteran Golfers Association are partnering to host a unique golf tournament this week that will honor the sacrifices of America’s veterans since the deadly terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The tournament, called “Battle at the Beach,” was postponed slightly due to Hurricane Irma and will now take place Tuesday, Sept. 12 - Thursday, Sept. 14.

Battle at the Beach is a two-man team tournament open to all those who wish to pay tribute to the brave servicemen and women who have dedicated their lives to protecting our country. The entry fee of $299 per person includes entry into the tournament, a cart, mulligans, icebreakers, a towel, a commemorative gift and awards, prizes and special drawings.

WHAT:     
A two-man team golf tournament to honor America’s veterans

WHO:    
Golf Academy of America and Veteran Golfers Association are partnering to host Battle at the Beach, which is open to any golfers who wish to pay tribute to those who have sacrificed for their country

WHEN:        
Tuesday, September 12 – Thursday, September 14, 2017

WHERE:    
Myrtle Beach National (South Creek and West Course), Grand Dunes
4900 National Drive
Myrtle Beach, SC 29579

Battle at the Beach will kick things off with a rousing Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament event on Tuesday night before the tournament begins on Wednesday. A full schedule of events can be found here.

As part of its partnership with Veteran Golfers Association, senior-level students from Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach will be volunteering at the tournament. The students will exercise their tournament operations skills by running scoring, acting as rules officials and assisting in the event organization.

Battle of the Beach will also feature a tour of the Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach campus, which will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 13 from 2 – 5 p.m. The tour will include an inside look at the college’s classrooms, curriculum and clubfitting areas, in addition to a sneak peek at putting areas and advanced golf technology such as Trackman and golf simulators. Visitors to the campus will also be able to receive a PGA video swing analysis.

Members of the media are invited to attend any part of this event, particularly the opening ceremony on Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. To R.S.V.P. or to find out more information, please contact Jodie Singer at jodie@redbanyan.com or (954) 379-2115 ext. 8.

About Golf Academy of America

Golf Academy of America (formerly the San Diego Golf Academy) is the largest and longest-running two-year golf college in the world. Golf Academy of America's 16-month program balances classroom studies, practical experience and comprehensive understanding of both the game and the business of golf. Campuses are located in San Diego, Phoenix, Orlando, Myrtle Beach and Dallas. For more information, call 800-342-7342 or visit http://www.GolfAcademy.edu. Golf Academy of America schools are owned and operated by the Education Corporation of America.

About Veteran Golfers Association

The Veteran Golfers Association (VGA) is 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of veterans and their family members through the sportsmanship and camaraderie of golf. The VGA develops programs that allow our members to compete, socialize, and remain physically active through the game of golf. Through organizing local league play, regional and national golf tournaments, the VGA helps reinforce values like integrity, respect and perseverance for over 2,500 members nationally. For more information on joining or supporting the VGA, visit us at http://www.vgagolf.org.

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