Bob Gillespie



Swing and shiver? ‘Frostbite Open’ coming to Cobblestone Park Golf Club

Posted 1/19/2014 4:32:00 PM

South Carolina prides itself on great golf weather year-round, but that theory was tested in early January, when the dreaded “polar vortex” dropped temperatures across the U.S. into sub-zero ranges. By comparison, the S.C. Midlands were downright “balmy” – but still, only the brave ventured outside with chill factors in the teens at night and, for a couple of days, in the 30s during the day.

But with temperatures since returning to normal (50’s-60s), golfers are eagerly getting back to their favorite courses. And what better way to celebrate the nicer weather than by playing in – fittingly – the “Frostbite Open Golf Classic,” set for Jan. 25 (Saturday) at Blythewood’s Cobblestone Park Golf Club.

The format is two-person Captain’s Choice with regular (54 years old and under) and senior divisions (55-and-older) and will have a 10:30 a.m. shotgun start. Entry fee is $100 per team ($50/player), which includes greens fee, cart, range balls, prizes and – thankfully – hot food following play.

Cobblestone Park organizers also have a tournament rule: No whining about the cold. “Tough guys and gals only,” they say. If that sounds like you and your buddies, call the club’s pro shop at (803) 714-2620 to enter. For information on the course, click here.