What Separates Coastal Golfaway from All the Other Myrtle Beach Golf Package Providers?
The answer is simple: it’s our Golf Specialists. At Coastal, each golf specialist isn’t merely a “bargain hunter!” Yes, they will find you the “best bang for your buck,” but they are also very knowledgeable and experienced in the golf vacation industry. They have played the courses and stayed in the accommodations. So, you can rest assured that you are in good hands from the time you make that initial contact until your last putt drops.
Each golf specialist with Coastal Golfaway knows Myrtle Beach golf like the back of their hand. They will match each client with the perfect place to stay and play. Collectively, they’ve probably heard every question there is to ask about Myrtle Beach and can provide the most informative and helpful answers. So, whether its budget, selection, or simply where to go after your round, don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and give Coastal Golfaway a call at 800-368-0045. One of our golf specialists will be glad to help!!!
Jerry McGraw – Owner
Originally from Long Island, NY. Jerry McGraw is a very genuine and likeable man that has never met a stranger. He moved to the Carolina’s in the seventies to attend Campbell University, where he earned a BSC in Psychology with a major in Professional Golf Management. McGaw then moved to Wilmington where he held several positions from 1st Assistant to Head Golf Professional to General Manager at various Country Clubs in the Wilmington area.
A life member of the PGA, McGraw has helped golfers of all skill levels hone their craft. He even did a small stint as a caddy for LPGA golfer and good friend Cathy Johnston-Forbes when she competed on the LPGA.
In 1986 he established Coastal Golfaway, a company that specializes in golf vacation packages. Jerry McGraw knows “Myrtle Beach Golf” like the back of his hand and has brought golfers from all over the globe to play in Myrtle Beach. An accomplished player, be careful when placing a wager against him on the links, he can still boom it off the tee and can flag it at any given time. His handicap? “Scratch. Remember, McGraw is a professional golfer.” Email Jerry McGraw
Chase McGraw – Golf Specialist / General Manager
Chase McGraw is the latest member to join the Coastal Golfaway Family. McGraw grew up in Wilmington and graduated from New Hanover High School where he captained the golf team. While attending the College of Charleston, he worked several golf related jobs, varying from Player service Attendant at Country Club of Landfall to Golf Cart Attendant at Cape Fear National and caddying at the Kiawah Island Club.
McGraw graduated from the College of Charleston in May 2014 with a degree in Accounting and he showed a keen interest in joining his father ‘s company Coastal Golfaway. His immediate goal is to become fully versatile in the golf vacation industry and help grow the business.
A long hitting 8 handicapper, McGraw also enjoys being an avid fan of The Tarheels and The Boston Celtics and like his father, loves the beach (It’s been said that “the apple does not fall far from the tree”). Being the youngest member of Coastal Golfaway, please feel free to contact him with any questions for your bachelor parties or the Myrtle Beach nightlife! Email Chase
Pam Richardson – Golf Specialist
From the mountains of West Virginia – to the New Orleans swamps – to the Carolina coast, Pam is the hillbilly-gypsy of our group. Since 1978 she has worked in all areas of the travel industry and in 2001 she joined us as a golf specialist.
When Pam is not creating great golf packages and enjoying talking with the Coastal Golfaway customers, she plays a lot of old mountain music and enjoys hanging out on her boat.
Handicap: Too numerous to mention.
John Venters – Golf Specialist
Originally from “above” the Mason-Dixon Line, John has lived in historic Wilmington, NC (the family home) for over 50 years. Thirty four of those were spent travelling the Carolinas as a golf manufacturer’s representative, starting back when the “Grand Strand” consisted of fewer than twenty golf courses! Along with his father and brother, the Venters’ represented several well known golf companies in the Carolinas and Virginia, for over 30 years.
Throughout his years with Coastal Golfaway, he has made many new friends from all over the world, and maintained the great relationships established with the golf courses and professional staffs he worked so closely with during his days on the road.
With knowledge acquired from over four decades of Azalea Coast/Grand Strand golf experience, “nobody knows the beach better”!
Alvin Martin – Golf Specialist
Originally from Pennsylvania, Alvin has lived in Wilmington for the last 23 years with his 8 year old son Hayden. This outdoors man loves golf and Steelers Football, and spending time boating and fishing with Hayden. Before joining Coastal Golfaway Alvin was The Director of Golf at Masonboro CC in Wilmington, NC. Alvin has been a member of the PGA of America since 2000 and has served on the Carolinas PGA Board of Directors as an Area Director.
A quick call to Alvin will allow you to tap into his vast knowledge of Myrtle Beach area golf courses and lodgings, he has played most if not all of the fabulous layouts along the Grand Strand and can talk to you from personal experience. Email Alvin
Carl Beaman – Golf Specialist
Carl Beaman is the newest member of the Coastal Golfaway Family. Hailing from Kinston, NC ; a former ECU Pirate golfer comes to us with a wealth of golf knowledge.
Serving as the Head Golf Professional at Falling Creek Golf Club for 21 years has prepared Carl to handle any experience you could desire as far as a golf getaway. Known as our Golf Director on the road Carl can handle any of your needs and will even come calling in person if you so desire “continental USA of course.”
Give us a call and ask for “BEE-MAN” as Jerry says it!