MYRTLE BEACH (Aug. 28, 2013) -- While I wasn't able to move in the intended direction, I was fortunate enough to play what's undoubtedly my favorite course in the rota Wednesday here at the 30th Annual World Amateur Handicap Championship.
I made the trek from Barefoot Resort (homebase for the week thanks to the fine folks at Barefoot Resort and Beach Vacations; full review coming soon!) north to Bolivia, N.C. to play the Fred Couples-designed Carolina National.
For those that get a bit turned off by the hustle and bustle on the Grand Strand, this is where you want to be: A quiet, fantastic golfing community that was at a great pace. If you're in the area, I'd definitely suggest making sure Carolina National is one of your stops.
Wednesday was the third round and Thursday is the big one. All flight winners (70 in total) will play in Friday's championship round at the beautiful Dye Course at Barefoot Resort & Golf. To get there, though, Thursday and a --- no doubt --- pack of hungry contenders stand in their way.
Thursday is also vital for the low gross competitors vying for the prize packages provided by amateurgolf.com. The low gross winners in each tournament division will also advance to the final round where they play for the chance to be the World Am's low gross champion.
My flight will be heading to Burning Ridge Thursday where I hope to end on a good note. Wish me luck and be sure to follow more of our coverage from the World Am!