Announcing: The Dream Weekend
Tidewater Golf Club • October 25-26, 2019 • North Myrtle Beach, SC
Countdown to The Dream Weekend teeing off
Gene’s Dream Gala – October 25, 2019 – An elegant evening at The Surf Golf & Beach Club with cocktails, 3-course dinner, and a silent auction and this year’s guest of honor: Javier Colon, winner of NBC’s The Voice!
Mentor Cup – October 26, 2019 – We welcome two-person teams consisting of an adult mentor and junior mentee. Teams will play a 9-hole competition with a format designed to build memories that will last a lifetime.
The Dream Challenge – October 26, 2019 – Foursomes compete for luxurious prizes and a chance to play for a national championship title at Kiawah Island’s Ocean Course in the Liberty Mutual Invitational.
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.
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
“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.”
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.