An event that fit Greenwood to a tee. A feast fit for a king. Perfect weather. Lucky 13. A picture-perfect day.
The event, of course, was the full week of golf at The Links at Stoney Point. The Symetra Tour. The Self Regional Healthcare Foundation Women’s Health Classic. The feast is a reference to the Mother’s Day brunch that topped off Sunday’s final round. The weather was indeed perfect. Lucky 13? Well, that was not the case for every player, but it did apply to Lake Greenwood’s boaters who regularly gather at the sandbar or putter around the lake when warm weather hits. This time, however, they eased off the throttle and the tunes to take in some fine golf from the water’s view and help cheer on the ladies participating in the tournament’s final two days. And it truly was a picture-perfect day Sunday as Wei-Ling Hsu captured the win and a check for $30,000.

We said it before and we’ll say it again. This golf tournament is yet another jewel in Greenwood County’s crown. It puts Greenwood on the map for sports as well as the Festival of Flowers and Festival of Discovery have landed us on the map as festival destination points. And that can only mean good things in the future, especially given that organizers Jim and Denise Medford, owners of The Links at Stoney Point, have signed on to bring the golf tournament to their facility for 10 years.
If you went, then you already know that this inaugural week was spectacular and well orchestrated. There were no doubt bumps along the road, but for a first year it went off as though it was well seasoned. It can only get better. If you did not take in any of the tournament, you might want to reconsider next year’s activities and make plans to go. It’s true. You don’t have to be a big golf fan to take it in, to enjoy and appreciate what landed for a full week in Greenwood County.
The Medfords, volunteers, sponsors and organizers working behind the scenes deserve kudos.