This is a once or twice in a lifetime experience, and most people will remember where they were and who they were with when it happened. The amazing holes on these courses will make this event even more memorable for golfers.
Myrtle Beach, S.C. (PRWEB)
August 04, 2017
Myrtle Beach Golf Trips is offering golfers a chance to see the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse from two beautiful golf courses by the sea. Pawleys Plantation Golf Club and Founders Club at Pawleys Island, which are both in the band of totality, will hold 1:30 p.m. shotgun starts in celebration of the solar event. The 1:30 p.m. start will give golfers time to get out to their assigned holes and begin their rounds before the total eclipse occurs at just about 2:46 p.m. Outside of the slim band of totality across the nation, everyone else will see a partial eclipse.
The last time the mainland U.S. saw a total eclipse was in 1979 and only five northwestern states were in the path of totality at that time. On August 21, the sky within the 71-mile-wide path of totality is expected to take on a dark blue hue and shadows will become sharper. Meteorologists say the temperature could drop more than five degrees. People travel from all over the world to get to the path of totality because only in totality can you see celestial objects that you wouldn’t be able to see any other time. It’s recommended to wear safety glasses and the golf courses will provide a pair of safety glasses to every golfer who tees off at 1:30 p.m.
“We are incredibly lucky to be in the path of totality for this momentous event,” said Steve Mays, acting president of Founders Group International. “This is a once or twice in a lifetime experience, and most people will remember where they were and who they were with when it happened. The amazing holes on these courses will make this event even more memorable for golfers.”
Pawleys Plantation is surrounded by 200-year-old moss draped oaks, but its wide fairways provide plenty of opportunities for golfers to view the eclipse. The front nine of this Jack Nicklaus design is punctuated by beautiful ponds and lakes, and the back nine is revered as one of the most scenic on the Grand Strand. The par 3 number 13 hole juts out…