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Friday, September 15, 2017

BRUNSWICK BEAUTIES-FIVE PRETTIEST COURSES ON THE NORTH STRAND

CAROLINA NATIONAL MAKES THE LIST OF 
BRUNSWICK COUNTY BEAUTIES

When people think of Myrtle Beach, they think, naturally, of South Carolina, but a vital part of the Grand Strand golf scene lies just across the state line in Brunswick County, N.C. 

Rivers Edge is one of Brunswick County's best coursesLocated 25 miles north of Myrtle Beach proper, Brunswick County's courses occasionally fly under the radar, but smart golf groups flock to the area, taking advantage of the quality and value. Architect Tim Cate built a sterling reputation with his work there - hello, Tiger's Eye, Leopard's Chase and Thistle - and layouts like Crow Creek and Sandpiper Bay, among the others, always deliver a quality experience. 

Brunswick County is also home to several courses that play along the Calabash and Shallotte rivers, creating some of the area's most memorable visuals. Here is a look at five Brunswick beauties that are set along naturally occurring bodies of water.  
Chris King- Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday  

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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Thursday, January 05, 2017

New employee profile-Makenna H.

It's been a while since we featured an employee, but 2017 is a new year. Carolina National Golf Club is gearing up for our best spring season in the past several years. Budgets are finalized, mower blades are sharpened, and we are preparing to add some staff to take care of our incoming spring golfers. One of the latest additions to our staff is Makenna Hammer. She has only been here for a few months, but she has learned the Myrtle Beach golf market rather quickly.

More about Makenna:
She is originally from Columbus, Ohio but spent most of her life in Raleigh, North Carolina. Makenna began playing golf at four years old and started playing in tournaments shortly after. She was introduced to the game by her father. She gives him, as well as her mother, all the credit for shaping her into the player she is today. One of her favorite childhood memories is going to the indoor driving range in her hometown of Columbus, Ohio with her brother. Makenna went to Neuse Charter High School in Smithfield, North Carolina where she played on the varsity golf team. During high school she also played on multiple amateur tours, such as Peggy Kirk Bell Girls Golf Tour, Tarheel Youth Golf Association, and Carolina Golf Association. Throughout high school, she placed Top 3 in over 25 amateur events. Following high school, her passion for golf urged her to become a PGA Apprentice through the PGA PGM 2.0 program. She passed her PAT within the first month of starting her apprenticeship. While beginning her apprenticeship she interned at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. She currently plays on the Suncoast/National Women’s Golf Association mini tour. Within 5 years she hopes to complete her PGA apprenticeship and afterwards advance through Qualifying School to obtain her LPGA Tour card.

When you book your next tee time at Carolina National, be sure to ask for Makenna and welcome her to the family!

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Steve Lee-Director of Sales and Marketing Carolina National Golf Club

 
 

Friday, June 17, 2016

Feature employee of the month-Joey K.

Look who's at the course!

It's time again for you, our customers, to get to know us a little better. 

     

JoeyKronenwetter is a true born and raised local, spending all 20 of his years growing up just down the road in Southport, North Carolina. A graduate of South Brunswick High School, he is now a junior at North Carolina State University pursuing a degree in Sports Management.

His interest in golf was sparked when he was 16 thanks to his friends on the high school golf team. Over the last 4 years that interest has grown to an infatuation. With a self-taught, still developing game, Joey hopes to sharpen his skills over the next two years and upon graduation take his PAT in order to start his apprenticeship in pursuit of one day becoming a golf professional.

He obtained his first job as a cart attendant in February of this year at MacGregor Downs, a private country club in Cary, NC. In a matter of four short months he has already worked his way up to being a Pro Shop Assistant at Carolina National as well as helping out outside.  

It was a position he was ecstatic to take due to the opportunity to learn first hand the in’s and outs of the business and to be able to use his outgoing personality to charm membersand guests alike. 

His favorite golf memory is playing in what was dubbed the Niagara Falls Open at Magnolia Greens with his best friends the day before graduation in 2014. 

Just in case you were wondering which of the five in the picture is Joey...This might help.

The Next time you are playing Fred Couples' only signature course in Myrtle Beach, be sure to say hi to Joey.   

Check the Carolina National Golf Club website for golf specials.

 

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Don't forget JUNIORS PLAY FREE! with a paid adult

Steve Lee 2016

 

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Featured employee of the month- Marc M.

Look who's at the course!

It's time again for you, our customers, to get to know us a little better. 

Marc began playing golf at the age of 9. His grandfather bought him his first set of clubs, Wilson ProStaff Jr. irons. From the beginning he had a unique love for the game. It was something special that only he could do with his grandfather. They used to sit in the den and watch golf on tv, they talked about the game, and they just enjoyed each others company. He remembers saying that he couldn’t wait to get out on the course and play real golf.

Marc’s family would visit his grandparents in Florida every February. When Marc was finally old enough and ready, his grandfather took him to his first “real golf” game. It was only a par 3 course, but at the time, he didn’t know any better. When Marc was about 12, his father started to pick up the game again. Now, he looks forward to his father's trips to Myrtle Beach from his home in Massachusetts to play golf with his son.

Marc played on his High School Golf team in the 1 or 2 spot. He won a number of matches in his 4 years and qualified for the Massachusetts State Finals in his senior year. When Marc was about 16, on their yearly trip to Florida, his grandfather took him to play a golf course called Turtle Bay. This would turn out to be a special course to Marc, as it would be the last course he played with his grandfather.

After years of playing golf recreationally, Marc finally made the decision to make it his career. He decided to attend the Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach, SC. At the Golf Academy, Marc studied the fundamentals of the game, the history of the game, and most importantly how a golf course is run inside and out. He excelled in all of his classes earning top honors and graduating second in his class. While in school, he earned multiple certifications and improved his handicap from 19.9 to 7.6 at the time of his graduation.

After his time at the Golf Academy, Marc obtained a job at the PGA Tour Superstore in Myrtle Beach. While working there as a club sales associate and teaching professional, he was still trying to achieve his goal of working on a golf course. He finally got a job as a bag drop/cart attendant at the Members Club at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach. Now, having first hand knowledge of how a golf course functions, the next step was to become an assistant golf professional. This dream came true this past October when Marc was offered that position at Carolina National Golf Club in Bolivia, NC.

Marc’s lowest round is 76. He has had 2 holes-in-one, his most recent coming on Feb 1st of this year at his course at Carolina National. His 5 year goal is to enroll in the PGA Apprentice program and complete it to obtain membership into the PGA of America. Following this, his dream is to earn enough in his career and purchase the Turtle Bay golf course and rename it after his grandfather who started this whole thing many years ago.

The Next time you are playing Fred Couples' only signature course in Myrtle Beach, be sure to say hi to Marc. 

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