Kelly Tilghman was with Gene and his family and close friends in his final days. It was his dying wish that more be done to advance youth golf in the area. She is fulfilling that wish with the creation of Gene’s Dream Foundation. The vision is to establish a sustainable junior golf program based on youth development, golf and a culture of mentoring through positive experiences.
Gene’s Dream Foundation will have as its inaugural event The Mentor Cup, to be held at Tidewater Golf Club in Myrtle Beach on October 27, 2018. This will be an invitational tournament showcasing inspirational stories of mentees honoring their mentors. The event will also include a two hour stand-up comedy performance by the one and only David Feherty to benefit the foundation. It’s Feherty Off Tour: Wandering Around on His Own.