Kiawah sets dates for popular tourneys

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC – Kiawah Island Golf Resort announced Thursday the dates for two of its most popular golf tournaments:  The Sixth Annual Friendship Cup two-man team event will take place March 1-4, 2012, on the world famous Ocean Course, site of the 2012 PGA Championship, and the Tom Fazio-designed Osprey Point Golf Course.

In addition, the 13th Annual National Pro-Am, a 72-hole stroke play event featuring teams of three amateurs and one club professional, will take place March 11-15. 2012.

Sponsored by Club Car, the event will be held on four of Kiawah Island Golf Resort's championship courses including The Ocean Course, Jack Nicklaus' Turtle Point, Gary Player's Cougar Point and Osprey Point. The tournament format includes four-man best ball gross and net, as well as professional stroke play.

Now in its 13th year, the Kiawah Island Golf Resort National Pro-am attracts teams from across the country, even teams from overseas.  New this year, club professionals can bring up to 6 of their members (two teams) with the professional's score being used with both teams.  The National Pro-am is the perfect way to jumpstart the game for the 2012 golf season.