The Mentor Challenge

Tidewater Golf Club, North Myrtle Beach, SC

October 31, 2020

2020 Event Sold Out!

2020 Results

1stPatrick O'Brien
1stAnna Brown
1stHarrison Harcum
1stParker Harcum
2ndTerry Mauney
2ndParker Baumgarner
2ndDennis Miller
2ndRyan Jahr
3rdMark Stoneking
3rdJohn Daly
3rdScott Thrailkill
3rdJosh Kosinski
4thRyan McCarty
4thParker Smith
4thBen Acre
4thCraig Chinn
5thMark Lane
5thMike Rossi
5thLarry Kouns
5thTodd Bradenburg
6thBetsy Braddock
6thJimmy Durham
6thHarrison Rand
6thCraig Autry
Putting Contest
1stHarrison Rand
2ndDennis Miller
3rdMark Rosenburg
4thScott Thrailkill
5thJohn Kelly
Long Drive
WomenAnna Brown
MenMark Holland
Closest to the Pin
#3Parker Bumgarner
#9Larry Hershoff
#12Bryan Iacovone
#17Harrison Rand

About Gene’s Dream Foundation​

The Gene’s Dream Foundation honors the life and accomplishments of Gene Weldon. It is the culmination of family and friends impacted by the persistence of this legendary mentor to introduce golf to children and teach them how to love the game. Throughout his life, Gene left his mark on the golf industry in the Myrtle Beach, SC area through mentoring youth. His impact has been spread by those he inspired to be the best they can be. Many people throughout the golf industry credit their success and understanding of life through golf to Gene Weldon.

Looking Forward…

We will continue the process of mentoring in his honor. We can only hope to be as effective as Gene, and to use his legacy to help others see the importance of mentoring youth. Thank you, Gene, for helping us to understand how and why you affected us. You will be missed, but will always live in our hearts and our efforts to carry on your dream.

Golf Legend Nancy Lopez and Duke women’s golf head coach Dan Brooks named as featured mentors

Golf legend Nancy Lopez, a 48-time winner on the LPGA Tour and a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, as well as 35 year collegiate coaching veteran Dan Brooks ave committed to attend the 2019 Mentor Cup. 

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My father has always been my mentor. He put a golf club in my hands at the age of 3 and never pushed golf or any other sport on me. He guided me throughout all stages of my life until the very end. He is my definition of a mentor, someone who helps shape you and guide you through life.  I hope to pass on this legacy to my own daughter and all the junior golfers in the area

Wil Weldon

“If you needed something, Gene said, ‘I’ll take care of that.” He’d go away and come back with it. You didn’t always know how, but Gene always came through. He had a warmth about him and selflessness that was very endearing to a lot of people, and everybody wanted to help him improve the lives of other people.”

Kelly Tilghman

The Golf Channel

In life, business, sports…..everybody learns from somebody. It’s vitally important to honor those you learned from, by not only using the skills they helped you develop, but also to pay forward the time they invested in you. If all of us put this simple concept into practice, the benefits to society would be immeasurable.

Charlie Rymer

The Golf Channel

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