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This Round’s for Bobby

Golf Event for Former Myrtle Beach Head Golf Professional

Grande Dunes Resort Course will be hosting the second annual “This Round is for Bobby,” a one-day fundraiser held in memory of Bobby McCullough, a long-time golf professional in the Founders Group International family of courses, who passed away in 2022 after a battle with melanoma.

This year’s event will be held August 13, featuring a 9 a.m. shotgun start, and it’s open to everyone who wants to participate. Cost of entry is $150 per player. Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

To register contact the pro shop at Grande Dunes Resort Club by calling 843-315-0333.

In the run up to the event, FGI, Grande Dunes’ parent company, is looking for hole sponsors ($150 per hole) and silent auction items. All proceeds from the event will go to the Founders Foundation, a fund established to help FGI employees and their families in the event of a crisis.

McCullough, who started as a caddie when he was 12 years old, spent most of his life in the game. He began his career as a club pro at Sea Gull Golf Club before moving to the Grand Strand, where he worked at Grande Dunes, Burning Ridge, Wachesaw Plantation, River Club and Indian Wells before taking the reins at River Hills.

While McCullough spent most of his career quietly running courses with great care and efficiency, he attracted the spotlight when he saved a man’s life at the World Amateur Handicap Championship.

Harry Whitt, a World Am player, went into cardiac arrest on the 15th tee at Indian Wells and when his playing partners called the pro shop, McCullough, who is a trained EMT, rushed to the scene and delivered lifesaving CPR. Whitt regained a pulse with McCullough performing CPR and when the emergency crew arrived they transported him to the hospital. Whitt has since resumed playing in the World Am.

It was an act that embodied so much of what people appreciate about McCullough. He saved a man’s life but returned to the pro shop immediately afterwards and resumed doing his job. He didn’t seek attention but when it came, he was quick to credit Whitt’s playing partners and the EMTs who arrived on the scene. Sure, saving a man’s life is rarely a one-person job, but it was the selfless McCollough who restored the man’s pulse

If you’d like to become a hole sponsor or support the “This Round is for Bobby” initiative, please contact matt.daly@foundersgolf.com

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