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Myrtle Beach Beyond the crashing waves and the deep blue sea, patterns of pink streaked the sky announcing the sun breaking over the horizon in Myrtle Beach. A school of dolphins trolled north and we were off to see the Wizard. And oh what a whiz of a wizard it was, conjuring up a blue and white kingfisher that hovered over the water like a hummingbird would, watching the drives off the first tee box, a whimsical symbol of a lucky day. We had a great opening round of the Mystical Media Classic on this gorgeous course as we ham and egged it very well. A net 57 score was the results of Danny shooting his best round in over 20 years with a 67 and Alice pitching in when hearing the words “I need you.” The magical wand of the wizard waved a consistency over Danny’s putting as he sunk nearly each one in the cup. “Birdie Baby!” A light breeze and slightly overcast day was welcomed as 44 golfers accepted the challenge of The Wizard.

Myrtle Beach Evening entertainment took us to the Alabama Theater, as American as any pie your mama might bake. As you watch the musical performances that cross the decades of Patsy Cline and Frank Sinatra to Michael Jackson and Footloose, there is a sense you are watching with your grandparents. The talent and showmanship was world class as this venue is voted annually the best show in Myrtle Beach. It’s an outstanding glittery variety show of dance, song, instruments and down home current humor that reflects God, Country and Family. The comedian is so dang funny; it could be considered abs exercise. It is a must see event on your next trip to MB.

Now we’ll see what kind of spell The Witch has in store for the second round of the three day event. Another Dan Maples design, it was awarded 4 ½ stars by Golf Digest and is always a favorite of locals and visitors alike. Situated within 500 acres of cypress groves and wetlands, the closely guarded fairways are mirrored by swamps, gators, egrets and even a few black bear, oh my. The course meanders into the forest with almost a mile of connecting bridges to transport you into a mystical round of manicured fairways. We’ll be striving for pinpoint accuracy here. Stay tuned.

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