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  • Q&A with Congaree Professional Ambassador Tommy Fleetwood

    April 28, 2022

    Tommy Fleetwood’s distinguished career has turned him into a household name among golf fans. The Congaree Professional Ambassador has established himself among the game’s professional elite, having won five times on the European Tour, notching second-place finishes in the U.S. and British opens and suiting up for Europe’s Ryder Cup team. Fleetwood visited Congaree ahead of this year’s Masters Tournament (where he tied for 14thplace) and sat down with Bruce Davidson to talk about his formative development as a golfer and impart his advice to this year’s incoming Congaree Global Golf Initiative class.

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  • Q&A with 2019 CGGI graduate Cameron Guidry

    January 26, 2022

    Cameron Guidry, a member of the Congaree Global Golf Initiative Class of 2019, was one of the most talented junior golfers in the state of Mississippi during his high school career. While competing at Picayune High School, Guidry reached No. 2 in the Junior Golf Scoreboard Mississippi rankings and captured three top 25 finishes in AJGA competitions. His accomplishments drew the attention of a number of colleges, and Guidry signed on with the University of Southern Mississippi in nearby Hattiesburg.

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  • 2021: A year of progress for Sergeant Jasper Golf Club

    January 26, 2022

    Sergeant Jasper Golf Club has been a staple of the Lowcountry golf community for more than half a century, but in 2021 the course became a national beacon for access to the game.

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  • Q&A with 2017 CGGI graduate Maeve Cummins

    November 15, 2021

    As a member of the Congaree Global Golf Initiative inaugural class in 2017, Maeve Cummins has provided an incredible example of the impact that Congaree Foundation can have on students around the world.

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  • From Texas to Elon, 12 CGGI grads make selections on 2021’s Fall National Signing Day

    November 15, 2021

    High school seniors had the first opportunity to make their college choices official in November, and a number of Congaree Global Golf Initiative graduates took their first steps towards competing at the next level. Twelve students signed their National Letters of Intent this month and will attend schools ranging from prestigious liberal arts colleges to large public universities.

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  • Congaree Foundation, Coastal Carolina University to establish Congaree Foundation Scholarship

    October 27, 2021

    Congaree Foundation, whose mission is to positively impact the lives of young people locally and around the globe through the game of golf, today announced in partnership with Coastal Carolina University (CCU) the creation of the Congaree Foundation Scholarship for the University’s PGA Golf Management program.

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  • 17 CGGI grads set to begin their collegiate golf careers

    September 15, 2021

    Like all aspects of life, college athletics was heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic due to changes in scholarship levels, recruiting rules and academics at every level. Despite these challenges, graduates of the Congaree Global Golf Initiative have continued to thrive both on and off the course.

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  • Former TOUR pro hikes 108 holes to help #rechargethesarge

    August 09, 2021

    Former PGA TOUR and Korn Ferry Tour player Michael Sims recently joined efforts to #rechargethesarge by walking and playing 108 holes in one day to benefit Sergeant Jasper Golf Club, raising over $7,000 from his efforts.

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  • Congaree Golf Club hosts in-person Global Golf Initiative again

    WTOC – June 24, 2021

    Just a few weeks ago, Congaree Golf Club opened it’s gates to the public for the first time for the Palmetto Championship. That event benefitted the Congaree Foundation, which tries to impact young people throughout the world through the game of golf. One of their programs is the Congaree Global Golf Initiative, or CGGI.

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  • Congaree Global Golf Initiative helps pave way from high school to next level

    PGATOUR.com – June 07, 2021

    CGGI transforms lives via equal parts education and game-improvement, with the aim of getting kids college golf scholarships. There’s instruction, club-fitting, and yoga, but also SAT prep, time-management, and college placement.

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  • Field announced for 2021 Palmetto Championship at Congaree

    June 06, 2021

    The Palmetto Championship at Congaree announced the field for the 2021 event, which will be contested at Congaree Golf Club the week of June 7-13 in Ridgeland, South Carolina.

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  • Bluffton's Bryson Nimmer among elite sponsor exemptions

    PGATOUR.com – June 03, 2021

    The Palmetto Championship at Congaree has added more local flair to next week’s tournament with Bluffton native and Clemson product Bryson Nimmer among those players accepting sponsor exemptions to compete at Congaree Golf Club, June 7-13.

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  • Brooks Koepka, Kevin Kisner join the field for the Palmetto Championship at Congaree

    PGATOUR.com – June 01, 2021

    With the PGA TOUR returning to South Carolina next week for its third event of the 2020-21 PGA TOUR Season, tournament officials announced today that World No. 7 and recent PGA Championship runner-up Brooks Koepka and three-time PGA TOUR winner and South Carolina native Kevin Kisner have committed to the Palmetto Championship at Congaree, which is set to take place June 10-13 at Congaree Golf Club in Ridgeland, South Carolina.

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  • Tommy Fleetwood, Sungjae Im commit to Palmetto Championship at Congaree

    PGATOUR.com – May 26, 2021

    With two weeks remaining until the PGA TOUR returns to South Carolina for its third event of the 2020-21 PGA TOUR Season, tournament officials announced today that England’s Tommy Fleetwood and Korea’s Sungjae Im have committed to the Palmetto Championship at Congaree, which is set to take place June 10-13 at Congaree Golf Club in Ridgeland, South Carolina.

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  • English standouts Tyrrell Hatton and Matt Fitzpatrick commit to Palmetto Championship at Congaree

    PGATour.com – May 11, 2021

    Tournament officials for the Palmetto Championship at Congaree announced today that two of England’s brightest stars in the game have added their names to the field, with World No. 9 Tyrrell Hatton and No. 17 Matt Fitzpatrick set to compete in South Carolina’s third PGA TOUR event of 2021, June 10-13.

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  • Dustin Johnson commits to Palmetto Championship at Congaree

    PGATour.com – May 03, 2021

    Officials for the 2021 Palmetto Championship at Congaree announced today that World No. 1 and South Carolina native Dustin Johnson has committed to the tournament, which will be contested at the heralded Congaree Golf Club in Ridgeland, South Carolina, June 10-13.

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  • Major Champion Lucas Glover creates #rechargethesarge to support Sergeant Jasper Golf Club

    April 15, 2021

    Lucas Glover, 2009 U.S. Open champion and three-time winner on the PGA Tour, has created a campaign to raise funds and help revitalize Sergeant Jasper Golf Club, a historic nine-hole course that was acquired by Congraree Foundation earlier this year.

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  • Congaree Golf Club to host PGA TOUR's Palmetto Championship at Congaree

    April 02, 2021

    South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster and Congaree Golf Club announced today that the Palmetto Championship at Congaree, a PGA TOUR event, will take place June 7-13, 2021 in Ridgeland, South Carolina.

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  • New TOUR event will visit Congaree, a club with a mission

    PGATour.com – March 30, 2021

    Congaree Golf Club boasts one of the nation’s top courses and an admirable cause. Now it will host a PGA TOUR event for the first time.

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  • Congaree Foundation expands its impact with revitalization of Sergeant Jasper Golf Club

    January 28, 2021

    The new, revamped Sergeant Jasper Golf Club will support access to the game of golf by providing a new home to area high school teams, as well as a quality public course for the Lowcountry community.

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  • Congaree Foundation partners with Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry for Congaree Career Launch

    December 04, 2020

    The Congaree Foundation is dedicated to supporting our local community, and we are excited to announce a new, multi-year grant to our community partners at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry.

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  • Memphis senior participates in Congaree Global Golf Initiative

    PGATour.com – August 03, 2020

    As students teeter on the brink of returning to school for the fall, many are still unsure of what these next few months will look like. But for one Memphis high school senior, the next steps were made just a bit clearer this summer.

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  • Congaree lands on Golf Magazine's 'Dream 18'

    Golf.com – July 21, 2020

    For golf architects as for rock bands, the early work often remains the most original. To Tom Fazio’s credit, three decades after his designs at Wild Dunes and Wade Hampton reestablished that the sport should be about fun, he was producing top-notch courses like Congaree and Gozzer Ranch.

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  • Congaree tops Golf Digest's ranking of the 'best golf courses built this decade'

    Golf Digest – December 10, 2019

    Golf Digest's Best New private winner last year, Congaree had not yet accumulated enough ballots to be eligible for our last 100 Greatest. Its scores, though, make it the highest-ranked course built this decade, ranked by our Golf Digest course panelists.

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  • Congaree Golf Club: A course that's shaping society

    Golf Channel – June 29, 2019

    Gary Williams takes you to South Carolina, home of the course that is making a difference for golfers both on and off the course.

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  • This golf club doesn’t have members—just ambassadors

    Bloomberg – December 20, 2018

    There are no “members” at Congaree golf club, the 3,000-acre property about 30 minutes north of Savannah, Ga. There are only “ambassadors” ­chosen by old-school ­methodology—referrals. Their affiliation is less ­dependent on financial dues and more on the time they offer one of the club’s many mentoring programs.

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  • Congaree named Golf Digest's Best New Private Course for 2018

    Golf Digest – December 04, 2018

    Congaree is South Carolina lowcountry rearranged to improve on nature.

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  • Congaree: A first look at the golf club built on a model of philanthropy

    Forbes – April 27, 2017

    Golf and giving have always gone hand-in-hand. But at Congaree, a new golf club steeped in history in South Carolina’s low country, philanthropy is the ethos of an entirely new membership model. The low-key folks behind Congaree aren’t interested in attention; in fact they’ve completely shunned the publicity or fanfare that typically accompanies a new golf course project. I only heard about the club’s unique vision from a mutual friend in the industry and, intrigued, actively sought to learn more.

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