On Tuesday, Oct. 5, Patrick Wilkinson and his team at Diamondback Golf Club hosted the Margaritaville Divas Tournament. Check out our video recap to hear from some of the participants and Patrick on why this event is so special, and what it means for them to host it at Diamondback!
Every year after the event, we asked the ladies in the audience to give us ideas and this idea came up and it sounded good. We just ran with it. Well, Patrick has headed this way to make sure that we are well taken care of. He’s very accommodating to us also.
Also, we’re part of the Diamond Ladies League. We play here every Wednesday. It originally was just a tournament and then we added the charity piece into it. Patrick’s been very supportive of giving us what we need to make this event successful for whatever charity we pick.
Well, we have the cart barn set up for the party. Breakfast is in there. We have ticket sales going on for raffles, silent auction, different things. Then after we’re going to play of course. After we play, while Patrick is figuring out who won, then we’ll have lunch in the cart barn. He’s going to have it all set up for lunch and we’ll have lunch. We have an ice cream Sunday bar for dessert.
It’s really a nice day for everybody. We just enjoy seeing people we haven’t seen for a long time. We have players that play in all of our tournaments from all around the area. Some as far as Oak Island and Black Bear which closed, which is where we were years ago.
Patrick came out here and we came with him. Decided to create our own ladies’ league. We named it the Diamond’s Ladies’ Golf League. We started out with 25 women. Over the years it’s grown. Right now we have 63 very active ladies that play almost every week.
For Diamondback, it gives us a chance to showcase the golf course. We have 144 women. Out of the 144, maybe 45 or so are our full members out here. Then they bring guests to come play. We get a chance to showcase our golf course to all the other ladies that are at different clubs in the Myrtle Beach area.
Some actually come from out of town to come in and play for it like a member-guest. But like I said, it gives us a good chance to showcase our golf course to everybody. This one being the Margaritaville Divas, we’ve started out and we have of course margarita shots and everything has a Florida Key West type of theme to it. You see the hats, the fins and a lot of things relate back to Jimmy Buffett and Margaritaville.
That was our whole thing and we give them a chance to decorate and do the different things. We have palm trees out here. We have surfboards. We just have coconut trees. Different things that you’d see down in the Keys in that area. It’s just a way to get out. We have these themes every year.
When we first started, we did the “Wicked Witch Diva.” That was one thing when they all came in looking like witches. Then we went from there and we over the past years, we’ve had “NFL Divas,” “Sock Hop Divas,” “Mardi Gras Divas.” We’ve had… It’s just sort of a… We try to pick a fun thing that we can do.
It’s great to have Ed (Piotrowski) out here. He’s been out here for the last couple years to help us out. The women enjoy seeing him. It’s always an attraction when you can bring Ed out. His character and his charisma. He just comes out. Everybody lights up when they see him. We’ve been blessed today with a great sunny day. Hopefully it doesn’t turn and we catch a little rain later but they’ll be ready to be upset with Ed but he’s always a great one to have out here and help us out!