About Gene’s Dream Foundation

Charlie Rymer, Will Weldon & Kelly Tilghman on the Dream

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.

How about you? Do you have a mentor? A desire to give back? If so, there’s a story to tell, an opportunity waiting, or a child who could benefit from you.

Tournament Information

The Inaugural Mentor Cup weekend kicks off with a benefit Gala dinner on Friday, October 26 from 6-9pm at Surf Golf and Beach club in North Myrtle Beach. There will be a live auction with signature golf items and unique experiences up for bid.  Guests will be able to mix with featured guest speakers and high profile golf personalities.

The Tournament will be a shotgun start at 9 am on Saturday October 27 at Tidewater Golf Club in North Myrtle Beach, SC. A total of 60 two-person teams comprised of an adult mentor and junior mentee will compete in a stroke play tournament featuring an entertaining blend of modified alternate shot and captain’s choice formats.

The exciting weekend will culminate with a two hour comedy performance by the one and only David Feherty at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center from 7:30 – 9:30 pm.  His signature Feherty: Off Tour is coming to the Grand Strand.

Entry fee for this years tournament is $200 per mentor/mentee team.  Feherty Live ticket prices are available at ticketmaster.com.

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