BIFMC Golf Invitational
Save The Date!
The golf tournament will begin with a luncheon at noon followed by a shotgun start at 12:30pm. A cocktail hour, silent auction, buffet dinner and awards ceremony will take place following the tournament. Additional opportunities to donate to the clinic, including prize contests for putting and holes in one, will be offered during the day’s festivities. Registration for the event is now open.
The 2017 event captured world attention when a large local alligator tagged along. Unfazed by the gargantuan gate crasher, the event brought in over 90 players and raised enough funding to support over 3,000 patient visits. The free clinic treats residents and workers on Johns, James, and Wadmalaw Islands who fall below 200% of the federal poverty limit and do not currently have access to health insurance. Download the PDF.
Learn more about the course for this year’s event:
The historic Country Club of Charleston began operating in 1786, just 32 years after the founding of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St. Andrews Scotland. In 1922 the club moved to its present location on McLeod Plantation and in 1924 engaged noted golf course architect Seth Raynor to design the current course. Mr. Raynor, a protege of C.B. McDonald also designed such notable courses as Yale, Yeaman’s Hall, Fischer Island, Carmargo, Sleepy Hollow and was working on Cypress Point when he suddenly died in 1926.
In 2006 noted golf course architect Brian Silva, working with the vintage plans and photos of the period restored the course to its original design while updating many elements of the course to incorporate new technology such as the same SubAir greens system as used at Augusta National. The current layout is a par 71, plays up to 6,776 yards with a slope rating of 129 and a course rating of 72.
The club is home to many prominent figures in the game, including Henry Picard ,1938 Masters Champion, Beth Daniel LPGA Hall of fame, the Ford family icons, and USGA Senior Ladies champion of 1975 Bea Bower.
The club hosts the annual Azalea Invitational which attracts top amateur golfs from all over the nation, has been the site of the SC State Championship 27 times, was host to the 2013 USGA Women’s Amateur, and will be the site of the USGA Women’s Open in 2019.
Please join us on Monday May 7, 2018 for the Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic Charity Golf outing. [CLICK HERE TO REGISTER]
Barrier Islands Free Medical Clinic is a free clinic in Charleston, SC, that provides free medical care to eligible patients, just like any family practitioner or internist. The Free Clinic serves uninsured adults living at or below 200 % of the Federal poverty level who live or work on Johns, Wadmalaw or James Islands. You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.