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North Myrtle Beach Times

PO Box 725
North Myrtle Beach,
S.C. 29597

Phone: 843-249-3525
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North Myrtle Beach Sports

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Register now for sporting

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clays classic this March

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The McLeod Health Foundation Sporting Clays Classic presented by Sportsman’s Choice Marine is now accepting registration for the event that will be held on Saturday, March 5, at Low Country Preserve in Tabor City, N.C. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit Children’s Services at McLeod Loris Seacoast.
Registration for the Sporting Clays Classic will begin at 9 a.m. with breakfast and warm-up and the tournament starts at 10 a.m. Lunch and awards will immediately follow.
Participants can choose from two different entry levels. The individual entry fee of $100 includes 50 rounds of sporting clays, T-shirt and a chance to win class prizes. The entry fee of $150 includes the individual entry fee plus 25 warm-up rounds, three mulligans and tickets for prizes.
Entry fees can be paid through the McLeod Health Foundation’s website, www.mcleodfoundation.org or by contacting Nichole Rivers at 843-390-8338 or nrivers@mcleodhealth.org.
This tournament is made possible by the generous donations from the following major sponsors: Sportsman’s Choice Marine, Rivers Plumbing & Electric, Graham Golf Cars, Inc., Project Services Group, SNB Construction, CMH, Atlantic Heating & Cooling, Tyson Sign Company, Waste Management, Boulineau’s, SimplexGrinnell, Harris Integrated Solution’s, MagMutual Insurance Company, Best Home & Property Services, Hoskins Restaurant, Trane, Samet Corporation and Thompson, Siegel & Walmsley, LLC.

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Play golf with future stars of PGA Tour

This March, local golfers will have the chance to pair up with some of the NCAA’s top men’s golfers and compete to win the General Hackler Collegiate-Am tournament.
On Friday, March 11, the Dunes Golf and Beach Club will host the charity golf tournament as part of the 15th Annual Coastal Carolina Hackler Championship presented by Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday – one of the nation’s premier collegiate golf tournaments. The Collegiate-Am is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. with a shotgun start.
Each team will consist of four players and a collegiate player from a participating university. In addition to course play, all teams will also receive a sponsorship hole sign with the logo and/or message from the participating team, recognition in the Hackler Championship program and tee gifts and prizes. Following the Collegiate-Am teams and players will enjoy a dinner and awards banquet in the Dunes Club ballroom.
Limited spots still remain for interested teams. To register a team of four, the cost is either $1,350 or $1,250 (does not include hole signage). All proceeds from the Collegiate-Am will go to benefit the Coastal Carolina golf program.
“The General Hackler Collegiate-Am will be a great opportunity for local golfers to play with some of the nation’s top collegiate golfers,” said Dennis Nicholl, head golf professional at The Dunes Golf & Beach Club. “In the near future, you could very well see these players in some of the biggest tournaments in golf, so this is a great opportunity to play with tomorrow’s stars.”
Those interested in participating in the General Hackler Collegiate-Am can contact Rhett Graham at 843-349-2893 or rgraham1@coastal.edu.
The 15th Annual Coastal Carolina Hackler Championship presented by Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday returns to the Dunes Golf and Beach Club the weekend of March 12-13, and features eight teams ranked in the latest “Golf Week” NCAA Top-50 rankings, including the sixth-ranked North Carolina University Tar Heels.

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Winter swim lessons offered


The North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center (AFC) offers swim lessons for kids and adults in two sessions, Feb. 27-April 9 and April 16-May 21. Each session includes six swim lessons.
Swim lessons are available in these age categories:
Infant (6 months-3 years)/Parent – AFC members $24 for six classes, nonmembers $31.
Pre-school (3-5 years) – AFC members $24 for six classes, nonmembers $31.
Youth (6-14) – AFC members $28 for six classes, nonmembers $42.
Adult (14 and up) – AFC members $28 for six classes, nonmembers $42.
For more information, call 843-281-3737.

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Lifeguard certification course set at center
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An American Red Cross lifeguard certification course for persons 15 years of age and older is being offered Feb. 12-14 at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center. Preregistration is required prior to Feb. 10.
Applicants must be able to swim 300 yards continuously using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of the two. A timed qualification event includes swimming 20 yards using the front crawl, breaststroke or a combination of the two; surface diving to a depth of 7-10 feet; retrieving a 10 pound object; returning to the surface; and swimming 20 yards on one’s back to the starting point with the 10 pound object. Applicants must also be able to tread water for two minutes using their legs only.
The course schedule is as follows:
Feb. 12, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., course prerequisites as described above.
Feb. 13-14, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., course work.
To successfully graduate from the course, participants must be on time and attend all classes, pass all water skills and score at least 80 percent on the final exam.
Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be certified in Lifeguard Training, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid and AED.
Preregistration is required before Feb. 10 at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center (AFC) at 1100 2nd Ave. S. The fee for AFC members is $200, and the fee for nonmembers is $225. The registration fee includes a lifeguard training manual and personal CPR mask, which will be distributed in class.
For more information, contact Aquatic Supervisor and American Red Cross Lifeguard Instructor Judy Childers at 843-281-3743 or jachilders@nmb.us.

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Kayak class to be held

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The North Myrtle Beach Aquatic & Fitness Center (AFC) is offering kayak classes for beginner to intermediate paddlers. There are three classes to choose from: Feb.15, March 14 or April 11, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
The kayak class will cover boat orientation, selecting the right boat, boater safety, paddling techniques, choosing the right accessories and more. The class includes classroom and pool work.
The cost per session is $35 for AFC members and $45 for nonmembers. Space is limited and preregistration is required.
For more information call Judy Childers at 843-281-3743 or email jachilders@nmb.us.

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