A big success for Jasper County

We have just completed a wonderfully successful first for Jasper County – hosting a PGA tournament at Congaree Golf Club and bringing millions of television viewers into our backyards. The benefits of this golf tournament will ripple through Jasper County and the Lowcountry for months and maybe years to come.

According to the PGA Tour, the Palmetto Championship at Congaree is expected to have an estimated $50 million impact on the South Carolina economy, plus a $54 million value in media coverage. I hope many of you were able to see some of the tournament on TV or in person so you have a feel for how important this media coverage is to our county.

Working with partners big and small, this community pulled together a major tournament in a matter of three months – something that usually takes a year or longer to organize.

From the volunteers on the course to the emergency services, from the people who helped with the COVID testing to the golfers and their support teams that came through the Ridgeland-Claude Dean Airport and other local airports, from our sheriff’s office to Congaree’s members and leaders, from the PGA to our state leaders, I share a heartfelt thank you from Jasper County Council.

As our airport continues to expand and improve, as our roads and highways are upgraded, as our economy grows, I see exciting things in the very near future for Jasper County.

– Barbara Clark, Chair, Jasper County Council

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