Latest News on the Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship

Win McMurry to Attend the 2014 Myrtle Beach World Amateur

Our first celebrity commitment to participate in the festivities at the World’s Largest 19th Hole is one of golf’s most accomplished young personalities – Win McMurry.

McMurry has worked for Golf Channel, PGA Tour Entertainment and CBS Sports, and she will be appearing on Tuesday and Wednesday nights at the 19th Hole.

She will join a list of big names, including David Feherty, Brandel Chamblee and Charlie Rymer, who have participated in 19th Hole festivities in recent years.

McMurry was named Golf’s No. 1 Beauty by Golf Magazine and has won two Telley Awards for her work as a producer, writer, host of groundbreaking online content for the PGA Tour. She has served as a contributor on the Grey Goose 19th Hole, hosted the travel-based web exclusive, Gone with the Win, anchored news updates for the network, as well as co-hosted the Morning Drive.

McMurry joined Golf Channel from PGA Tour Entertainment, where she served as producer, writer, and host of PGA Tour Today, Monday Backspin and Morning Movers on PGATour.com as well as feature reporter/interviewer during LIVE@ remotes for the PGA Tour.

Previously, McMurry worked for CBS Sports in New York City, traveling North America as a production assistant for the network’s extensive coverage of the NFL, College Basketball, and the PGA Tour.


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The 2014 World’s Largest 19th Hole Will Be Better Than Ever

Free food, open bar, live music, games, instruction, exhibitors with cool new golf products and all the Friendly’s ice cream you can eat help make the World’s Largest 19th Hole the heartbeat of the World Am experience. The nightly party held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center enjoyed a resurgence in 2013, but, rest assured, we are not content with last year being “good enough.”

We have spent the months since the conclusion of our 30th anniversary event working to make sure the 19th Hole delivers an even better experience in 2014. As a result, you can expect to see a few adjustments to the floor plan, new activities and increased excitement for this year’s edition.

One thing we won’t be changing this year is our food serving setup. We’ll continue to have at least 10 serving stations and different menu themes each night. Based on our survey results, that was a combination that worked well for us and most importantly you last year.  Comments from the player survey were overwhelmingly positive with regards to how the food was served and what the restaurants were putting on the plates. Here are a few representative comments from the survey:

“I liked the food choices. There was a little bit of everything to choose from and it was all excellent. Of course, I love the music in the ballroom and the comic was terrific. I thought all the speakers were excellent.”

“The number and location of food booths ...

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Early Entrants Will be Eligible to Win 75 Great Prizes, Including Drivers, GPS Watches and More!

Early entrants into the World Am will be eligible to win new a Taylormade Jet Speed driver, among many other great prizes.

Early entrants into the World Am will be eligible to win new a Taylormade Jet Speed driver, among many other great prizes.

If you register for the World Am by April 8th, you will be entered into a random drawing for nearly 75 great prizes worth more than $10,000! Included among the giveaways are:

• 5 TaylorMade JetSpeed drivers
• 5 TaylorMade JetSpeed 3-Woods
• 5 RocketBallz Stage 2 drivers
• 5 RocketBallz Stage 2 3-Woods
• 10 SkyCaddie GPS Watches
• 10 World Am logoed TaylorMade golf bags
• 10 people will win 3 dozen TaylorMade golf balls
• 6-day rental car courtesy of U-Save during the World Am

(See Complete List of Giveaways)

The random drawing prizes will be selected April 9th and announced via email.
Onsite random drawing prizes will also take place! Stay tuned for details.

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Early Entry Cost for 2014 World Am is Set

Entry for the 31st annual Myrtle Beach World Amateur Handicap Championship opens on March 25th, and the early entry cost for all golfers is $475. Your entry fee will include four rounds at a different Myrtle Beach golf course each day, entry into the World’s Largest 19th Hole for you and a guest, and a value-packed gift bag (more on that next week!).

The early entry price, a $100 savings off the regular $575 cost, will run through May 15th, so make sure you get signed up early and immediately enjoy the perks of playing in this year’s World Am.

Important World Am Dates Regarding Registration:



March 25 – Entry Opens

April 8 – Anyone registered will be entered into a random drawing for 75+ prizes worth more than $10,000

May 15 – Early entry deadline expires

August 1 Last day to enter the 2014 World Am

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Participant Referral Program

Word of mouth has been and will continue to be this tournament’s best avenue for reaching new participants. The growth of the World Am has long been tied to our players going out and telling their friends about their great experiences over the years and convincing them to give it a try. We want to show our appreciation for those efforts, and are happy to announce a new referral program for past participants. Here is how it works:

  • Refer someone who has not previously played in the World Am to participate in 2014
  • That player will enter your PLAYER ID number when registering
  • You will receive a $50 credit towards the 2015 or 2016 World Am

It’s that easy! The more people you tell about the World Am, the less you will pay in 2015 or 2016.

Don’t know your PLAYER ID number? Click here!

Terms and Conditions:
The referred player must be a new participant. The referred player must reference the referring player’s PLAYER ID number when registering. We will not take the number after the entry has been submitted. Credits can be combined and will expire following the 2016 World Am. Credits codes for the full amount earned will be sent via email by October 1, 2014. Credits for referrals are non-transferable. The referred player does not receive a credit for being referred.

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