Family Golf Week Names Geri Weldon Parent of the Year

The Executive Committee of Family Golf Week, which includes the Father & Son Team Classic and the Parent & Child Team Classic, has named Geri Weldon as its 2023 Parent of the Year.

Weldon worked for Phil Tilghman, former Golf Channel star Kelly Tilghman’s father, and his courses for 20 years, and she served as a matriarch for many in the industry as the wife of the late Gene Weldon, a legendary former Myrtle Beach area golf professional. Gene also won the Father of the Year award, making them the first husband-wife duo to earn Father/Parent of the Year honors.

In the years since her husband’s passing, Geri Weldon has remained a familiar face to those along the Myrtle Beach golf scene, working tirelessly on behalf of Gene’s Dream, a non-profit dedicated to introducing children to the game of golf and the values it instills.

“I was shocked,” Geri said of the honor. “My family and I are so very close, and Gene having also won the award makes it even more meaningful.”

Geri is the mother of three children: John Cramer, Hayes Cramer and Wil Weldon.

Geri Weldon’s commitment to her family and passion for the game of golf made her a natural choice for the award, joining past Father/Parent of the Year recipients Kelly Tilghman, hall of fame football coach Lou Holtz, former South Carolina Governor Jim Hodges, and 1960 World Series MVP Bobby Richardson.

The 26th Annual Father & Son Team Classic and the Parent & Child Team Classic will be played July 20-22 on eight of Myrtle Beach’s best courses. Arcadian Shores Golf Club, the Love and Dye Courses at Barefoot Resort, Crow Creek, Myrtlewood’s Palmetto Course, Prestwick, Shaftesbury Glen and Wachesaw Plantation East will all be hosting 3 tournament rounds each.

Entry fee into a Family Golf Week event includes three rounds of golf, daily lunch, pre- and post-event functions, and a gift bag valued at $500 per participant. Included among the gift bag items are a $150 tournament gift card that can be used at host courses for food, merchandise and golf, a logo’d polo shirt, a dozen Srixon golf balls and more.

About Family Golf Week

Family Golf Week encompasses two events: The Father & Son Team Classic, now in its 26th year, and the Parent & Child Team Classic. The Father & Son is a two-person team, 54-hole event that takes place in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina every July. The event is not just for fathers and sons, but also for all relationships so long as there is a generational gap. The Parent & Child Team Classic is similar to the Father & Son Team Classic  ,  but incorporates all other relationships, such as mother and daughter or mother and son. As the largest father and son event in the world, the Father & Son Team Classic has always placed an emphasis on family bonds, particularly those created through memorable events and fun competition. For more information, visit or call 1-800-506-7511.



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