NBA veteran and Myrtle Beach High graduate Ramon Sessions will be in his hometown on June 17 for his sixth annual benefit golf tournament at River Oaks Golf Plantation, and he’ll have some basketball-related prizes.
In addition to golf clubs, hotel stays, dinners and golf, raffle prizes will include a signed NBA jersey and four tickets to two different Charlotte Hornets games, and after each game Sessions will hold a meet and greet with the recipients, when they’ll likely have an opportunity to meet other members of the team.
He held a public cookout for the ninth year Friday in the Racepath community, held a bowling tournament at Myrtle Beach Bowl on Saturday, and on Sunday held a field day for kids in a park in Racepath and softball tournament for adults.
Sessions holds annual basketball camps in Myrtle Beach and Reno, Nev., where he attended the University of Nevada, and to commemorate the 10th year of the camp he is flying six kids from Reno to the Myrtle Beach camp, and flying six kids from Myrtle Beach to the Reno camp.
Organizers of the second annual International Women’s Golf Day taking place Tuesday say the event has grown in scope and size, increasing its global reach 68 percent in only its second year to now include events at more than 700 locations in 46 countries.
The event is designed for each location to include a two-hour golf clinic or a nine-hole round of golf, then culminate with a two-hour social affair where the expected 30,000-plus participating women can network and socialize.
Partners and supporting organizations of the event include the International Golf Federation, World Golf Foundation, LPGA, Ladies European Tour, European Tour Properties, TPC, National Golf Course Owners Association, European GCOA, ClubCorp, Billy Casper Golf, PGA Tour Superstore, Ahead, Executive Women’s Golf Association, Women in Games International, International Council of Nurses, All Square, Expert Golf and Troon International.
The host courses for this year’s event are Shaftesbury Glen Golf & Fish Club, Barefoot Resort Norman Course, Wild Wing Avocet, Prestwick Country Club, International Club of Myrtle Beach, The Witch Golf Links, Thistle Golf Club, Sandpiper Bay Golf Club and Long Bay Club.
The event, operated by Myrtle Beach Golf Holiday, includes a Sunday welcome reception, tournament gift bag and Wednesday night awards banquet and dinner at Crown Reef Resort, during which the colors of each service branch Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard are presented.
The Rich Jacobs Memorial Grand Strand Pro-Am is being held June 21 at Arrowhead Country Club for the 11th year, and the fourth as a memorial to Jacobs, a former owner of the Myrtle Beach Golf Desk package company who organized the event until he died in March 2013 after a battle with cancer.