As the PGA Tour closes its 2019 Season The optimal Carolinas golf season is just opening up.

by George Bryan

That’s right; Fall is the Premier time of the year to play and here’s why: First, the golf courses are in the best condition of the year. We have got lush green grass from a season of rain and our mowing practices are refined. We had optimal grass growing conditions this year so the green superintendence have beautiful “Bermuda grass canvas” in which to express them.

Secondly, due to Football season excitement, Game day Saturdays in the fall leave the golf courses with much open space so the first tip is to take full advantage. Fall Football allowed me to experience my first 36-hole golf day. I went to the golf course for an 8:30am tee time with my buddy Terry Chappell and his dad Bill. When we finished our first 18 holes, we had so much fun, Terry and I wanted to play more. The golf course was wide open so we got golf carts for the second 18, and with this, a golf seed was planted. I have loved football season in a unique way since September of 1979. 

They’re still enough daylight to easily play nine holes after work on weekdays if you can get to the golf course by 6 pm. There are still three weeks or so make your plans accordingly. 

Speaking of time, there’s a brand new golf entity focusing on family golf and fun. Grow Golf Now Is offering a format where an entire family can enjoy golf in 20, 40, and 60-minute time blocks. The younger the children, the shorter the recommended time block.

The formats are uniquely accommodating for brand new adult parents, specifically moms, with their new young children. Just as soccer is learned on the actual playing field, as is baseball, along with most other popular sports, now Golf can be learned, as a family on an actual course that is age and skill level appropriate, and specifically designed for golf development. For more information, go to is there a direct route to this program?

The Mid Carolina Club hosted the Palmetto Preview Tuesday after Labor Day. Girls teams from all over South Carolina came to Prosperity to compete in this event. Blythewood won the event with a team total of 304. Lexington finished second with 319, Chapin sixth with 357, River Bluff was ninth with a 401, team total. Karlee Vardas of Lexington tied for first with a three under par total of 70. Molly Hardwick of Lexington fourth with a two under 71.