Grand Strand Health Partners With Myrtle Beach Classic

Myrtle Beach Classic

Regional Healthcare Provider to Offer Medical Services on Site

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Apr. 16, 2024 — Grand Strand Health is offering its medical services to players and fans as the official healthcare partner of the Myrtle Beach Classic, which is scheduled from May 6-12 at the Dunes Golf and Beach Club.

The large regional healthcare provider will establish a field office near hole 16 and additional satellite locations near holes three and 17. Emergency Medical Technicians will also be on duty throughout the event.

“Grand Strand Health is excited to be a part of this inaugural tournament. Our providers and colleagues enjoy opportunities to serve our residents and visitors outside of the hospital walls,” said Mark Sims, chief executive officer of Grand Strand Health. “For those attending, we encourage everyone to drink plenty of water and to pace themselves throughout the day. We want everyone to have a great time at the Myrtle Beach Classic, but we will be there to care for any medical situations that may arise.”

Historically, May is an ideal month in Myrtle Beach, with average temperatures in the low 80s and only a few days of rain.

The Myrtle Beach Classic is a dual-field PGA TOUR event sponsored by Visit Myrtle Beach and managed by SPORTFIVE, a global event management company. The local event will be one of two stops in the Palmetto State for the PGA TOUR in 2024, joining with the RBC Heritage in April at Harbour Town Golf Links.

A Robert Trent Jones-designed course, the Dunes Club was incorporated in 1948. It was host to the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship on PGA TOUR Champions from 1994 to 1999, with notables Raymond Floyd, Jim Colbert, Jay Sigel, Gil Morgan, Hale Irwin and Gary McCord claiming titles. Twenty-one years earlier, the Dunes Club was the site of PGA TOUR Q-School Finals in 1973, with Ben Crenshaw taking medalist honors.

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About Grand Strand Health

Grand Strand Health is a multi-facility health system located on the coast of the Grand Strand community. It is comprised of one 403-bed acute care hospital — Grand Strand Medical Center, three freestanding ER facilities (South Stand Medical Center, North Strand ER and Carolina Forest ER) and outpatient medical services. Grand Strand Medical Center is a Level I Adult Trauma Center and Level II Pediatric Trauma Center.

Affiliated with Grand Strand Health are a number of physician practices that provide heart and vascular care, spine and neurological care, surgical care, orthopedic care, plastic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, bariatric surgery and primary care. In 2015, Grand Strand Health became a teaching hospital and it has expanded to include six residency programs (Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Internal Medicine and Transitional Year) and three fellowship programs (Endocrinology; Hospice and Palliative Care; and Ultrasound). These quality-focused services work together to provide excellence in medical care to residents in our communities.

About Myrtle Beach Classic

The Myrtle Beach Classic, a dual-field PGA TOUR event hosting 120 players, takes place May 9-12, 2024, at Dunes Golf and Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C., commonly known as the “Golf Capital of the World.” Daily and weekly general admission tickets, and Club 18 Shared Hospitality options are available for purchase online at MyrtleBeachClassic.com. Children aged 15 and younger are admitted free with an adult ticketholder.

About PGA Tour

By showcasing golf’s greatest players, the PGA TOUR engages, inspires and positively impacts our fans, partners and communities worldwide.

The PGA TOUR, headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, co-sanctions tournaments on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, Korn Ferry Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, PGA TOUR Canada and administers PGA TOUR Q-School presented by Korn Ferry and PGA TOUR University. TOUR members represent the world’s best players, hailing from 24 countries and territories. Showcasing the biggest moments in the sport with history and legacy on the line, the PGA TOUR has long-term domestic distribution partnerships for broadcast coverage on CBS, NBC and Golf Channel and video streaming service on ESPN+. Internationally, PGA TOUR coverage is available across 200+ countries and territories in 26 languages via 44 broadcast and digital partners. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non- profit organizations to maximize charitable giving, and to date, tournaments across all Tours have generated more than $3.64 billion.

Fans can follow the PGA TOUR on the new PGA TOUR app and PGATOUR.COM, and on social media channels, including Facebook, Instagram (in Spanish, Korean and Japanese), LinkedIn, TikTok, X formerly Twitter (in English and Spanish), WeChat, Weibo, Toutiao, Douyin and LINE.

About SPORTFIVE

SPORTFIVE is a global sports marketing agency that delivers customer-centric solutions based on trust and transparency, deep industry experience and global relationships, digital intelligence, and innovation. SPORTFIVE strategically and creatively connects brands, rightsholders, media platforms and fans to create and enable contemporary partnerships in sports.

While creating and growing long-term value for all, SPORTFIVE often leads the sports business into the future through innovative digital solutions and strives to be the most progressive and respected partner in sports.

Being at the center of professional sport SPORTFIVE will use its unique position, to make a positive contribution to sustainability and to live up to the social and economic duty and responsibility, which sport and consequently all parties involved, also have. SPORTFIVE operates with a global mindset and network of over 1,200 local experts based in 15 countries around the world, active in Soccer, Golf, Esports, Motorsport, Handball, Tennis, Football, Basketball, Ice Hockey, Rugby, Olympics, and Multi-Sport Events and many more.