SCGA/WSCGA Mixed Doubles Championship - Dataw Island
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SCGA/WSCGA Mixed Doubles Championship
Dataw Island to host the 21st Annual SCGA/WSCGA Mixed Doubles Championship

21st Annual SCGA-WSCGA Mixed Team Championship

October 19 - 20, 2019

Dataw Island Club - Dataw Island, SC
Media Contact: Laura McCarthy
(843)379-3056 / (912)224-7611 (cell)

Beaufort, SC --- Dataw Island is pleased to welcome the South Carolina Golf Association and the Women’s South Carolina Golf Association to the 21st Annual SCGA-WSCGA Mixed Team Championship this weekend, October 19-20.

This full-field 65-team event will take place on the island’s two golf courses: Tom Fazio’s “Cotton Dike,” and Arthur Hills’ “Morgan River.” Attendees hail from throughout the state of South Carolina and will be vying for the titles of “Mixed Team Champions” and “Senior Mixed Team Champions.” Dataw Island’s own John and Sue Zankowski will be competing in the Senior Division, and the brother/sister team of Tim and Michelle Britton, whose father, Dave Britton, serves as the Dataw Island Director of Golf, will compete in the Championship Division.

“This is a great event that we are excited to be hosting,” said Dave Britton. “We look forward to showcasing both of our courses to these teams, the majority of who are married couples.”

And, of course, we know who he will be cheering for in the Championship Division, Tim and Michelle. Both graduates of Clemson, they have played golf since they were children but as both now work full time, they play occasionally just for fun. “They basically grew up here, so it’s really fun to have them come back and play in a tournament together.”

The players will enjoy practice rounds on Friday followed by a reception in the Carolina Ballroom. Saturday, they take the field at 10:00 am on Morgan River, and at 9:30 am on Sunday, the final round will be played on Cotton Dike.

About the SCGA:

The SCGA, founded in 1929, is the governing body for amateur golf in South Carolina. As a non-profit organization, the SCGA’s purpose is to promote, preserve and serve the game of golf. Made up of more than 270 member clubs and more than 50,000 individual members, the SCGA annually conducts 21 SCGA statewide championships, 59 one-day contests, eight USGA qualifiers, seven 40-plus tournaments and six special events. Other Member services offered include GHIN – the USGA Handicap Computation System, Golf Genius Tournament Management Software System and support, Rules of Golf and Handicap education, USGA Course/Slope Ratings and Course measuring, Amateur Status information, the Palmetto Golfer Magazine and the SC Golf Hall of Fame. The SCGA also houses the offices of the SC Junior Golf Foundation and SC Junior Golf Association in a combined effort to support junior golf and grow the game’s initiatives.]

About Dataw Island:

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, world class croquet lawns, bocce, kayaking, and more. 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” as well as the “2018 Club of the Year” (South Carolina Golf Association) and one of four private clubs named by USTA as an “Outstanding Tennis Facility.”

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Dataw Island Club121 Dataw Drive Beaufort SC 29920(843) 838-3838

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