Dataw Island to host TaylorMade Intercollegiate Tournament and the SC Junior Amateur
Dataw Island, S.C. (March 7, 2018) – Dataw Island will again host the TaylorMade Intercollegiate Tournament on its two 18-hole courses, March 11 – 13. And, Aug. 1 – 5, Dataw will host the prestigious South Carolina Junior Amateur.
Now in its seventh season on Dataw Island, the TaylorMade Intercollegiate Tournament field will include 135 student athletes, comprising men’s teams from 14 colleges and women’s teams from 8. The event has become a tradition that is welcomed by players and Dataw members alike, as members open their homes to personally host the college athletes. Members also enjoy a “Pro-Am” with the students, social events, and the opportunity to support them on the coarse, often following them or cheering them through at the end.
“Programs in place by the USGA and The PGA of America are a boost, but I really think fostering beginners starts at the grass-roots level,” says Dataw Island General Manager Ted Bartlett. “We look forward to the TaylorMade Intercollegiate Tournament every year. The students are very talented and it is our pleasure to host their tournament.”
In addition to the Intercollegiate event and the SC Junior Am, Dataw Island members and staff embrace the opportunity to help support growth of the game locally, as well, welcoming Beaufort High School to use the courses as their home golf course.
The guys are really thankful for a nice place to play,” says Dataw Island Golf Professional Chris Fearn. “High school players don’t always get that opportunity. Plus, seeing them develop over the course of the season, and year-after-year, is a lot of fun.”
The TaylorMade Intercollegiate Tournament will utilize both Tom Fazio’s “Cotton Dike” course and the Arthur Hills-designed “Morgan River” course and March 11 – 13.
Live scoring will be available online at the following links:
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Dataw Island is a gated golf, tennis and boating lifestyle community located fifteen minutes outside of historic downtown Beaufort. The island features two recently-renovated golf courses by designers Tom Fazio and Arthur Hills, a tennis center, a community center with workout and massage facilities, three restaurants and impeccably-maintained croquet lawns. The community has also been ranked the number one best retirement destination in South Carolina by Best Retirement Destinations and is the recipient of the 2017 Bliss Award for “Happiest South Carolina Community.”