Mentor Cup on the Move

Article originally posted by Alan Blondin on 3/11/21 via the Sun News.

East Coast Golf has partnered with the Gene’s Dream Foundation, which benefits youth golf initiatives including The First Tee organization, to move the fourth annual Mentor Cup at Tidewater Golf Club to the Sunday before the start of Family Golf Week, which this year is July 11.

The Mentor Cup, which pairs a junior golfer with a mentor, is organized by North Myrtle Beach native and former Golf Channel personality Kelly Tilghman, has previously been held in October.

“We could have kept our October date but we feel the move makes sense on so many levels,” Tilghman said. “The mentoring process begins with family and summertime is when parents and children have the most free time to bond and play golf.

“Ultimately our ability to grow and flourish greatly depends on forming partnerships that share our values. We feel we have that with Tidewater Golf Club and the strong team behind Family Golf Week.”

Buccerone is on the Gene’s Dream Foundation board and East Coast will be more involved in the Mentor Cup, along with GTS. The late Gene Weldon, for whom the foundation is named, worked for East Coast at the end of his career. “This will help us do things more together as we all move forward,” Buccerone said.

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