MS Gulf Resort Classic Officially Tees Off

Friday, thousands of golf fans came out for the first round of the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic, and the stars were out!

Legendary golfers on the PGA Champions Tour began their road to claiming the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic trophy. Marcia Pinsonat drove in from Baton Rouge to watch some of the best golfers in the world. Pinsonat says, “Yeah it’s great! We came to see Freddie, and I came to see Miguel. That’s why I’m sitting here because I know they’re going to pass right by me and I can get a good look at them.”

For some spectators, the trip to the golf course is a great way to spend quality time with family. John Bethea Jr., another Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic attendee, says, “My father and I, we came down from Hattiesburg. We came last year and really enjoyed the tournament, beautiful golf course. We really enjoy it.”

While the stars have arrived to the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic, fans from near and far have arrived as well and are here to enjoy the wonderful Gulf Coast. The forecast this weekend is great for golf weather, much to the delight of fans who have traveled for the tournament. Joanne Vetter, another attendee, says, “That’s why we’re here, because of the weather. So we come down in October, go home for Christmas and then stay until April.”

Bethea also says, “It’s awesome to watch the guy that I’ve watched all my life, win majors and all. To come here and to see them, here in Mississippi, in south Mississippi, it’s awesome.” All three rounds of the Gulf Resort Classic are being televised around the world to potentially millions of viewers. Linda Saylor, another attendee, says, “Very exciting, very exciting to be able to showcase our area. It’s a beautiful place to come and can see it on TV. It’s nice and now we can showcase it.”

Fans will be able to soak up the sun on the course until Sunday when the classic draws to a close.

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