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May 27, 1988 | By MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer
If you happen to be a linksaholic, then it's probably only a matter of time until you talk your better half into letting you take a golf vacation without her. Of course, it's bound to wind up costing you a four-star dinner and perhaps a layer of fresh wallpaper in the bathroom. But if you're the type of guy who equates nirvana with a crisply struck iron shot that manages to nestle within gimme birdie range of the cup, those tradeoffs are worth it. And as far as my wallet is concerned, the best bargain spot around is Myrtle Beach, S.C. With 44 courses, and more on the way every year, it's not hard to understand why the Grand Strand area - a 60-mile strip that stretches from just over the North Carolina border in Calabash down the coastline to Georgetown, S.C. - has been billed the "Golfing Capital" of the United States.
NEWS
July 16, 1989 | By John J. Hilferty, Inquirer Staff Writer
Given the time of year, the major differences between this shore resort and the Jersey coast are about 20 degrees in the water, 10 degrees in the air and quite a few dollars in the wallet. In the last few years, my wife and I, in need of an early ocean fix, have flown south to this coastal land of rice, palmettos, alligators and Spanish moss. Our first visit in 1986 was unforgettable. Unlike early summer at the Jersey shore, where the air is warm and the water cold, we were met by the kind of searing heat that makes one feel so relieved to be at oceanside.
NEWS
January 16, 2013
Spirit Airlines, which will begin flying April 4 to Dallas-Fort Worth from Philadelphia International Airport, announced Tuesday it will begin seasonal nonstop flights to Myrtle Beach, S.C., on April 25 from Philadelphia and from Baltimore Washington (BWI) airport. Spirit flights will depart Philadelphia International daily at 7:25 a.m., arriving in Myrtle Beach at 9 a.m. The flight will leave Myrtle Beach at 9:50 a.m., arriving in Philadelphia at 11:25 a.m. between April 25 and Nov. 5. The Miramar, Fla.-based carrier currently offers year-round daily nonstop service to Myrtle Beach from Atlantic City.
SPORTS
October 13, 1996 | By Joe Logan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was sometime during the morning of Day Four of a recent golf odyssey here - four days of dark clouds and persistent rain - that Jack, the Philadelphia lawyer, paused in the middle of the 17th fairway, grimaced at a fast-approaching black cloud and shrugged. "I think we can get these last two holes in," he said with foolhardy optimism. "Then we can wait out the rain in the clubhouse and play another 18. "And if the rain doesn't stop, so what? Hey, we're in Myrtle Beach. " Good point.
NEWS
May 4, 1986 | By Tom Belden, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mention "luxury resort golfing" in the Southeast and chances are you'll think of Pinehurst, in North Carolina, or Hilton Head, the barrier island at the other end of South Carolina from here. These are fabulous places indeed - if you don't mind spending big bucks. But what are the occasional duffers of moderate means to do? A lot of them usually head for Myrtle Beach. Over the last decade, golfers of average ability and income - which means the vast majority of those who play the game - have turned this booming beach area called the Grand Strand into the Everyman's-land of golf courses and golf-package vacations.
SPORTS
December 26, 1996 | By Marcia C. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The towering-tall, sweet-shooting boys from Simon Gratz boarded a bus and left Philadelphia last night for a South Carolina resort town, an ocean vista and a chance to further their charge toward a national basketball title. Their basketball pilgrimage continues tonight in Myrtle Beach, S.C., where the nationally ranked Bulldogs begin their tournament play in the prestigious Beach Ball Classic. They will open against Socastee High at 9 p.m, facing the first of their four nationally regarded opponents.
NEWS
August 27, 1992 | By Patricia Quigley, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
King Tom socialized with some area aristocracy on a recent Tuesday night and made like a royal Arnold Palmer in Washington Township. King Tom and company - actually Tom Reilly, 22, of Blackwood, and three friends - were perfecting their golf swings at Black Horse Bat & Putt, on the Black Horse Pike, which reopened last month after being renovated in a medieval mode. Reilly apparently felt at home at the 20-foot-high faux stone castle, complete with turrets, that dominates the 18-hole landscape.
NEWS
March 5, 1995 | By Karla Haworth, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
More than six years ago, a Logan Township police officer and a Gibbstown police dispatcher were sitting in the Gibbstown police station, fielding calls and waiting out the night. About 3 a.m., the subject turned to golf and the so-called Copper Open, a two-day tournament held each June in Pitman for police officers, their friends, and their families. The officer, Chuck Gill, now Gloucester County sheriff, turned to dispatcher Anthony Gezzi and threw out a nice-weather wish: "Wouldn't it be fun to go to the Bahamas or somewhere warm this year for the tournament?"
NEWS
March 5, 1995 | By Karla Haworth, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
More than six years ago, a Logan Township police officer and a Gibbstown police dispatcher were sitting in the Gibbstown police station, fielding calls and waiting out the night. About 3 a.m., the subject turned to golf and the so-called Copper Open, a two-day tournament held each June in Pitman for police officers, their friends, and their families. The officer, Chuck Gill, now Gloucester County sheriff, turned to dispatcher Anthony Gezzi and threw out a nice-weather wish: "Wouldn't it be fun to go to the Bahamas or somewhere warm this year for the tournament?"
NEWS
January 2, 1995 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Something about playing in the state of South Carolina brings out the best in the Shawnee boys' basketball team. Last week, the Renegades defeated a field loaded with nationally ranked teams to win the Beach Ball Classic in Myrtle Beach. In the 1992-93 season, the Renegades advanced to the tournament's final before losing to Philadelphia's Simon Gratz, 50-47. Gratz finished the season undefeated and No. 1 in the country in an ESPN poll. This season's success was perhaps even more impressive.
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SPORTS
May 16, 2015 | By Chuck Darrow, Daily News Staff Writer
There is a Wawa on the Coastal Highway in Ocean City, Md., one of a few things visitors from our region would find familiar about this beach town roughly a 150-mile ride southeast of Philadelphia. Another is the geography of the resort, which offers a nice, reasonably nearby change of pace from the Jersey Shore. Ocean City sits on a skinny barrier island, much like Jersey spots such as Long Beach Island, Wildwood, and Atlantic City. The other Ocean City is reached after traversing miles of flat land and crossing a bay on a causeway.
SPORTS
May 14, 2015 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
IT'S ALWAYS NICE when somebody does your work for you, so a big shout-out to Travis Sawchik. At varying points over the last year, we've used a Phillies opponent as a prism through which to view their ongoing efforts to return the organization to a state of perennial competitiveness. Today, we turn our attention to the Pirates, for a variety of reasons. First, they are in town, which automatically makes them the most interesting baseball team in the city. Second, they are one of the ascendant franchises that has stepped up to fill the void left by the Phillies' self-implosion.
NEWS
April 12, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
A.J. Wright wasn't looking for his 100th hit. He was looking for his first hit. The Cherry Hill West senior was 0-for-the-season after the Lions' first four games, thanks to some hard luck. "I couldn't buy a hit," Wright said. "I was hitting the ball right at people. I couldn't catch a break. " Wright broke out in a big way in Cherry Hill West's final game at the Mingo Bay Classic in Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Friday. Wright not only collected three hits with six RBIs as the Lions won the title game of their bracket of the tournament with a 12-4 victory over Kenmore (N.Y.)
NEWS
April 10, 2015 | By Julie Kayzerman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kieran Burns proved he belonged on the mound Wednesday afternoon. The sophomore pitcher threw a complete game with five strikeouts and went 2 for 5 with an RBI in his first career win for Haddon Township in a 13-2 victory over LEAP Academy in nonleague play. Burns only let up three hits. Troy Kondrla added a double. Burlington County. Ben Youngberg and Brendan Pell each had a double in Delran's 10-0 defeat of visiting Willingboro. ESPN Wide World of Sports. Michael Walsh hit a triple to lift Shawnee past Kenosha Bradford (Wisc.)
BUSINESS
February 19, 2015 | By Linda Loyd, Inquirer Staff Writer
Spirit Airlines will begin flying from Atlanta to Philadelphia International Airport on June 18. Spirit announced flights from Atlanta to nine cities Tuesday. The airline boasts "ultra low" fares, but does not publicize introductory fares, said airline spokesman Paul Berry. Based in Miramar, Fla., Spirit currently flies from Philadelphia to Dallas-Fort Worth and Las Vegas year- around, and to Chicago and Myrtle Beach, S.C. between April and November. Spirit flies from Atlantic City International Airport to 10 cities, including year-around to Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Ft. Myers, Tampa, Fla., and Myrtle Beach.
NEWS
October 16, 2014 | BY DAVID GAMBACORTA, Daily News Staff Writer gambacd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5994
PAUL DiMAIO screamed and screamed into his phone. Maybe it was for a few minutes, maybe more. Time had lost all meaning. His panicked cries came out small and tinny on his wife's cellphone, lost among the unnerving sounds of a highway on Monday afternoon - the whooshing of passing motorists, and the wail of an approaching ambulance. Moments earlier, Lisa Taylor DiMaio had been chatting with her husband about their family. The conversation came to a sudden halt just before 4 p.m. when a black sedan cut in front of her Jeep Liberty on a southbound lane of I-95, not far from State Road.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 20, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
A LEX HOLLEY knows that she has big shoes to fill when she replaces the beloved Sheinelle Jones on Fox 29's "Good Day Philadelphia" (her first day on air is Sept. 1). How will she differ from her predecessor? Holley offered up some thoughts from her new co-anchor, Mike Jerrick . "He says I have a little sass to me," Holley said. And she's ready to use it. Holley previously worked as a morning anchor in Myrtle Beach, S.C., but has only reported straight news. On "Good Day," she's allowed to let loose in a place where opinions are welcome.
SPORTS
August 3, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
DAVE McNABB went to Myrtle Beach, S.C., for the PGA Professional National Championship in June with a bit of confidence. After all, he had been among the 20 qualifiers from last year's field to be invited to the 2013 PGA Championship at Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester, N.Y. McNabb, the head professional at Malvern's Applebrook Country Club, got through the ups and downs of the first three rounds in Myrtle Beach and started the final round...
SPORTS
April 17, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lower Cape May's Josh Pennington, one of the state's top senior pitchers, is out indefinitely with an elbow injury, coach Mike Kuemmerle said Tuesday. Pennington, a St. John's recruit who was projected by some scouts as a possible higher-round pick in the major-league draft in June, injured his right elbow while warming up before a game against Elmira (N.Y.) on Monday in Myrtle Beach, S.C. "It was bizarre," Kuemmerle said. "There were around 12 scouts there, and I'm doing infield-outfield and I go in the dugout and [Pennington]
SPORTS
April 17, 2014 | By Tim McManus and Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writers
There aren't many easy days on the Inter-Ac League boys' lacrosse schedule. Tuesday proved that again. Unbeaten Malvern Prep was pushed to the limit in a 9-8 overtime victory over visiting Episcopal Academy. Kevin McGeary scored the winner. He had two goals and an assist. Connor Glancy led the Friars (12-0 overall, 4-0 Inter-Ac) with four goals. Adam Goldner, Kyle Anderson, and Jarett Donaghy also scored for Malvern Prep. Ryan Hilburn had two assists, and Charles Kelly won 13 of 20 face-offs.
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