Saturday, February 16, 2013

More Flights coming to Myrtle Beach

To anyone flying to Myrtle Beach this year, read and click on the links below to book your next vacation to the "Grand Strand"...

Catch a non-stop flight to Myrtle Beach from over 25 cities...

Allentown, PA
Atlanta, GA
Atlantic City, NJ
Boston, MA
Charleston, WV
Charlotte, NC
Chicago, IL
Dallas, TX
Detroit, MI
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fort Wayne, IN
Huntington, WV
Knoxville, TN
Latrobe, PA
New York, NY
Newark, NJ
Niagara Falls, NY
Philadelphia, PA
Pittsburgh, PA
Plattsburgh, NY
Toronto, ON
Washington, DC
Youngstown, OH

And fly with one of the Myrtle Beach International flying partners....

The Myrtle Beach International Airport is undergoing a $118 million expansion, which includes a new 240,000-square-foot terminal that is scheduled to be completed by March 9, 2013. MYR has added about 715 flights and 52,585 arriving seats during January through June, including an assortment of new destinations for some carriers and some flights resuming seasonal service earlier than traditionally, such as several on Spirit Airlines next week.

Spirit’s daily non-stop flights to Chicago, Detroit and Latrobe, Pa., start Feb. 14, and two weekly flights to Niagara Falls, N.Y., will start Friday then increase to four flights a week starting April 25. Spirit’s seat capacity is expected to increase by 25 percent this year.
US Airways, Delta and Porter Airlines also have added destinations or more flights to destinations they already serve. “The addition of new markets and increased available seat capacity by incumbent carriers shows the strength of the Myrtle Beach brand.” Mike LaPier, Horry County’s airports director, said in a news release.

Read more here:
Spirit Airlines, which carries nearly half the passengers at the airport each year, added two destinations – Philadelphia and Baltimore-Washington International Airport, both starting April 25. Spirit will start two weekly flights to Charleston, W.Va., March 2 then increase to three a week starting April 25.

US Airways expanded its weekend-only service to Washington Reagan to daily earlier this month, and will increase its service to Philadelphia starting in March. Delta will add seasonal non-stop service to Boston in June, and Porter Airlines increases its nonstop service to TorontoCity Centre next month.
Allegiant Air will start its seasonal service May 3 to Allentown, Pa.; Fort Wayne, Ind., Youngstown, Ohio and Huntington, W.Va.

The newest airlines to start offering non-stop service to MYR is WestJet, a low-cost Canadian airline, announced it will begin  flights between Toronto and Myrtle Beach beginning May 2, 2013. The flights will be offered on Thursdays and Sundays.

The West Jet flight from Toronto Pierson International Airport (YYZ) will depart at 9:30 a.m. and will arrive at Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) at 11:35 a.m. The flight from MYR to YYZ will depart at 12:20 p.m. and arrive at 2:14 p.m. Both flights will be on a Boeing 737 aircraft and will seat 136 passengers.The flights are also timed to allow connection with other flights to provide service to the majority of the Canadian markets.


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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Three Magical Days in the Fall...

Most people spend their whole golfing careers, never able to obtain the elusive Hole-In-One. Depending upon where your sources are gathered, the general odds for an amateur to make one are roughly 1 in 12,000. For those fortunate enough to take claim to one, it is something they will remember and cherish for the rest of their lives, even after they succumb to giving up the sport. 

On three fairy-tale like days this past fall, the third hole of the Norman Course at Barefoot Resort & Golf became the magical spot for three individuals who now refer to themselves as “The Three Aces”.

The first ace recorded was on Thursday, November 29. The first individual to record an ace was Sly Nicholson. A member of Barefoot he knocked his tee shot into the hole on the par 3 third with his 11 wood from 150 yards. A mid-level handicapper in his own right, this was not Sly’s first recorded ace. He had his other Hole-In-One on hole #16 on the Fazio Course at Barefoot Resort with in fact the same 11 wood.

The second ace to occur happened just a day later. Bert Cody Piggott Jr. M.D. from Greensboro, NC was playing in the annual Myrtle Beach Winter Invitational Tournament with his fellow golfing buddies.   Prior to teeing off, he jokingly bet the other three golfers in his foursome that he would get a Hole-In-One. Not a betting man, Piggott indicated, “I had a funny feeling about this shot and I have NEVER made such a ridiculous wager in my life. It would be analogous to betting someone that you would win the lottery.”  He swung his Taylor Made 6 iron from 178 yards and it disappeared into the hole. It was Bert’s first recorded Hole-In-One of his golfing career. In addition to the ace he naturally won the closest to the pin event for that day. After Piggott’s Hole-In-One he said “I feel confident that no one will take this one away from me because I got it as close as I could”. 

(Photo taken of Bert Cody Piggott Jr. M.D Hole-In-One)

The last man to accomplish this feat and ascend to the illustrious Hole-In-One club was Charlie Forman. His occurred in succession on Saturday, December 1. Playing as a threesome with two other members he came to the third hole on the Norman Course. The flag was 110 yards from where he stood. With a pitching wedge in hand, he hit his shot that landed about 10 yards from and slightly left of the pin. The ball bounced once and proceeded to curl right and rolled to the pin similar to that of a putt. To his surprise, the ball rolled dead center into the cup. “Hey it went in” he shouted emphatically. It was Charlie Forman’s first ever Hole-In-One, as he has been playing the game of golf for over 40 years. Needless to say, he was both excited and relieved that it finally had happened. 

(Pictured from Left to Right: Sly Nicholson, Bert Cody Piggott Jr. M.D., Charlie Forman)
 Hole # 3, Norman Course

Now I’m sure you’re asking yourself has this ever been done before.  Well, according to Ripley’s Believe it or Not! they have never heard of such a feat. Three men from three different backgrounds and of all different playing abilities were united by a simple chance of fate. Three men on three consecutive days on the same hole each recorded a Hole-In-One. Each individual who was a part of this magical feat can all take claim to something that has never nor may never again be duplicated. For those three days this fall there was something magical and mystifying in the air at Barefoot Resort & Golf. 

(Pictured from Left to Right: Sly Nicholson, Bert Cody Piggott Jr. M.D., Charlie Forman)
“The Three Aces”

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