PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Long before Arnold Palmer first set foot on the property to do some of his most imaginative design work, Rivers Edge Golf Club and Plantation was a very special place. Situated along the banks and turns of the Shallotte River, the natural beauty of this course is unforgettable.
It also is located close to the quaint town of Shallotte, about a half-hour south of the scenic city of Wilmington, North Carolina. And it is a half-hour north of the fun of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
While the attractions and beaches of this area in the northeast corner of North Carolina are enticing … make no mistake about it. The star of this show is the incredible Arnold Palmer-designed golf course. Annually it is in the top cluster of courses on the list of the nearly-90 courses along Myrtle Beach’s Grand Strand. This 60-mile stretch of golf paradise boasts the work of just about every great golf course architect. But Rivers Edge is Palmer’s jewel.
A great golf course, an idyllic setting and a convenient location are just some of the reasons Rivers Edge was chosen to be featured on the May episode of the award-winning Traveling Golfer television show.
“This course is a videographer’s dream,” says Jason Monaghan, general manager at Rivers Edge. “At the same time, it is a course that is meant to be played. It is a challenge – both physically and mentally.”
The heralded Palmer layout stretches to almost 7,000 yards from the back tees … but presents six different tee boxes to allow play by every level of golfer. It also has a modern clubhouse with a deck that presents scenic views of the course and river.
“When I first saw this course, shortly after it opened in the fall of 1999, I was stunned,” reports Tony Leodora, host of the award-winning Traveling Golfer television show. “There are so many great holes. No sameness here. The best word to describe the playing experience at Rivers Edge might be exhilarating.”
The May episode of the Traveling Golfer airs as a scheduled weekly feature show on NBC Sports and NBC Sports + throughout three markets in the Mid-Atlantic regions. NBC Sports airings are 10:30 a.m. on Sundays, 10 p.m. on Tuesdays and 11 a.m. on Thursdays. NBC Sports + airs the show at 8 p.m. Mondays and Fridays. In addition, the show airs nationally, two times every day, on the Fun Roads Network (funroads.tv/schedule) – in the San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Wichita, Detroit, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Washington State, North Dakota, Raleigh, Orlando, San Jose, Albany and Boise markets.
Additionally, national and international expansion has taken place via the new wingding™ Network, which reaches more than 275 million households. It is available on Roku (50 Million), Amazon Fire TV (55 Million), Apple TV (40 million), Chromecast (56 million) and iTunes (28 million).
The Traveling Golfer also airs a number of times throughout the month on “Rivertalk” on HTC-4 in Myrtle Beach.
The show also airs on the Traveling Golfer network of websites, including The Golf Director Network and The Myrtle Beach Golf Channel (see full list of sites on www.travelinggolfer.tv).
As part of every Traveling Golfer show there is the feature, “Tech Talk”, hosted by Tour Edge Golf experts, such as President Dave Glod. With years of experience as a club maker, Glod presents an inside look at the research and development of high-quality golf equipment.
Responding to golfers’ never-ending demands to learn more about interesting golf courses and golf resorts across the country and around the world, well-traveled host Tony Leodora created the Traveling Golfer so he could take viewers on video trips to some of the most exciting golf locations. In each of its 10 years on the air, the show has been honored by the International Network of Golf with one of its prestigious awards. In four of those years the Traveling Golfer was named the No. 1 Golf Television Show in America.
The Traveling Golfer is a series of monthly shows hosted by Leodora and his partner, Jeff Gilder and produced by Executive Producer Dustin Gilder. All have many years of experience in televised golf. The featured destination stays on the website for one month, before being replaced by a new show. Alternate shows also air in a two-month rotation. All old shows are archived for continued viewing on the YouTube Network and on the home website, .
For more information about the Traveling Golfer, or to find out how a property can be featured on the show, call TL Golf Services at (610) 721-8186 , Zeus Digital Marketing at 843-272-1919 or e-mail Tony Leodora at email@example.com. or Jeff Gilder at .