Charleston Symphony Orchestra League to host Swing Fore the Symphony 2022

Chamber music and golf collide Oct. 10.
CSOL Musicians


By Bob Gebhart

Photo L-R: Charleston Symphony musicians Yuriy Bekker, Brandon Nichols and Charles Messersmith.


Willie Nelson said, “All I do is play music and golf - which one do you want me to give up?”


The Charleston Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. (CSOL®) offers both golf and music at “Swing Fore the Symphony 2022,” a premier golf event at the Country Club of Charleston on Monday, October 10. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and CSOL music scholarships.


Teams will be challenged by the par-71 Country Club of Charleston course designed by Seth Raynor, known for recreating the strategy and design of well-known Scottish golf courses. Number 11 is an especially notorious replica of number 15 at North Berwick. The beautiful Country Club of Charleston is recognized as one of the Southeast’s premiere courses, with sweeping vistas along the Wappoo Creek toward Charleston Harbor.


Proceeds from the event will benefit the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and CSOL music scholarships.


The event includes green fees, cart, post-golf cocktail reception and dinner. Registration begins at 10:00 A.M., play with a Shamble format will kick off with at noontime. The evening reception and dinner begin at 5:30 P.M. Prizes include:


• A $10,000 prize will be awarded for a hole-in-one on Hole 11.

• Closest to the pin men and closest to the pin women.

• Longest drive men and longest drive women Register early for the best price: $425 per player or $1700 per foursome.




After September 1: $475 per player or $1900 per foursome. A silent auction, beginning October 1, includes outstanding prizes such as golf outings at Kiawah, Daniel Island and the Country Club of Charleston. Yuriy Bekker, Charleston Symphony Pops Conductor, is Honorary Chair of the event and will greet the players. Dinner music will be provided by members of the Charleston Symphony Brass.


For reservations, sponsorship opportunities and additional information, call (574) 276-5000.