The concept of a Father and Son golf tournament is ultimately based on the
principle that golf, unlike other sports, is a game that can be shared by generations and is not restricted to a particular age or skill level. It is
also believed that just as a father would pass down his legacy and wisdom,
he would introduce and share the game of golf with his children. In fact,
the PGA TOUR believes in this tradition so much that they have incorporated
a golf competition of this type where their champions partner with their own
sons to compete.
The PNC Father and Son Golf Challenge is held in December each year and
aired on NBC TV. Perhaps you watched the year that Jack Nicklaus and his
son, Gary, won. Or maybe even the years before when Steve and Sam Elkington,
Stewart and Reagan Cink, or Nick and Matthew Faldo became Father and Son champions. Did you happen to watch fifteen to twenty years ago when winners of this golf tournament included Fuzzy and Gretchen Zoeller, Lanny and Tucker Wadkins, Lee and Daniel Trevino, Vijay and Qass Singh, and Curtis and Tom Strange?
Is it too farfetched to consider that you, too, can have that same experience with your father or son (minus the national television coverage, of course)? Consider this...a golf holiday to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; three days of golf competition; a gripping bond created with your father or son through a golf tournament; deluxe accommodations that are adjacent to golf courses and along the Atlantic Ocean; outstanding dining and entertainment during the event and throughout the Myrtle Beach area.
For as long as the PGA TOUR has hosted the PNC Father and Son Golf Challenge, father and son teams have planned their golf travel for Myrtle Beach, South Carolina to participate in the annual Father and Son Team Classic. This three-day event is played on a carefully elected group of
golf courses along the infamous Grand Strand in South Carolina and the two-person teams are not restricted to those who are a father and son. We
recognize the true essence of relationships developed at all levels of emotional bonds. Therefore, the Father and Son Team Classic is open to grandfathers and grandsons, uncles and nephews, stepfathers and stepsons, mentors and mentees, etc.
The Father and Son Team Classic is truly a family oriented event and one that participants try not to miss. Our previous competitors have become brothers, cousins, uncles, nephews, grandfathers, grandsons and friends. In July of each year, participants know it's time to head to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for the annual family reunion. There is only one difference though...this is a family reunion they want to go to.