Gene’s Dream Foundation

Gene’s Dream Foundation is in honor of the late Gene Weldon, a dedicated PGA professional who was a mentor to countless junior golfers in the Carolinas including Golf Channel’s Kelly Tilghman & Charlie Rymer.

Weldon’s legacy lives on through the foundation and the Mentor Cup, a tournament that creates a bonding atmosphere for adults and juniors alike.

David Feherty will participate in this year’s event kickoff with a two-hour stand-comedy performance called Feherty: Off Tour. Proceeds will benefit the foundation.

Feherty: Off Tour

Mentor Cup

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Gene’s Dream Foundation

Gene’s Dream Foundation is in honor of the late Gene Weldon, a dedicated PGA professional who was a mentor to countless junior golfers in the Carolinas including Golf Channel’s Kelly Tilghman & Charlie Rymer.

Weldon’s legacy lives on through the foundation and the Mentor Cup, a tournament that creates a bonding atmosphere for adults and juniors alike.

David Feherty will participate in this year’s event kickoff with a two-hour stand-comedy performance called Feherty: Off Tour. Proceeds will benefit the foundation.

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Golf Channel’s Charlie Rymer and Kelly Tilghman discuss Gene’s Dream with his son Wil Weldon

Mentor Cup Weekend

October 26

Mentor Cup weekend kicks off Friday evening with a gala dinner at the beautiful Surf Golf & Beach Club in North Myrtle Beach. Guests who purchase a ticket will enjoy full course meal, a live auction for signature golf items and unique experiences. They will also be able to mix with high profile golf celebrities. Ticket prices TBD.

October 27

The Mentor Cup golf tournament begins with a 9 am shotgun start a scenic Tidewater Golf Club in North Myrtle Beach. A total of 60 two-person teams consisting of an adult mentor & junior mentee will compete in a fun-filled 18-hole format featuring 9 holes of captain’s choice and 9 holes of modified alternate shot. Entry fee per team is $200. Teams must apply to qualify no later than 11:58 pm ET on July 31, 2018.

October 27

Mentor Cup weekend culminates on Saturday night with a special performance by the one and only David Feherty! He brings his hilarious Feherty: Off Tour comedy show to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center from 7:30-9:30 pm. Ticket prices start at $59.

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