Patriot Golf Day
Santee Cooper’s sister course, Lake Marion Golf Club, began participation with Patriot Day began in 2007 by asking players to donate a dollar. Then in 2009, course management and employees wanted to do more to help the cause, so they hosted a tournament. The event was hugely successful and really brought the course and the community together in support of our Veterans and those currently serving.
Proceeds from the tournament are given to the Folds of Honor Foundation which provides post-secondary educational scholarships to the spouses and children of service members disabled or killed as a result of their military service to our great nation.
The event has become one of the largest in the State of South Carolina and has grown significantly over the years with Santee Cooper Country Club members and employees supporting the event in many ways.
In 2016, 260 players took part in the event, more than 100 sponsorship signs were donated by companies, civic groups/lodges and individuals, and successful raffles and auctions were held, resulting in a donation of $13,200 going to the Folds of Honor Foundation. This brings the total donations since 2007 to more than $120,000. While this pales in comparison to what our service men and women are giving and have given us, it is an honor to continue to grow the event and try to give even more. We sincerely thank all the participants for their time and generosity in, once again, making this year’s Patriot Day Tournament a resounding success!
For 2017, Patriot Golf Day will be held on Friday, September 1, Saturday, September 2 and Monday, September 4 at Lake Marion Golf Course.
For more information call Lake Marion Pro Shop – 803-854-2554 or visit www.lakemariongolf.com
All profits from the event go to the Folds of Honor Foundation.
The foundation supports the families of military members who have become disabled or lost their lives in the line of duty.
We welcome and encourage Santee Cooper Country Club member participation in this amazing opportunity to give back to those who have given so much!