Power Luncheon Tickets
Presented by Destination North Myrtle Beach and hosted by Kelly Tilghman
John emcee Charlie Rymer as he sits down with Kelly Tilghman in a roundtable discussion to dive into women in golf, philanthropy, women empowerment, and much more.
About Kelly Tilghman
In 2020, Tilghman joined the CBS Sports Golf Team as a Host and golf analyst, most recently covered the ‘20 & ‘21 PGA championship and the 2021 Masters with CBS.
In March of 2018, she retired from an historic 22 year broadcasting career at Golf Channel and NBC Sports where she became the first and only full time female play by play announcer for the PGA TOUR, partnering with World Golf Hall of Fame member Nick Faldo.
Tilghman also served as an Olympic host for the 2012 London Games and the 2016 Rio Games.
From 2009-2011 she was the lead voice of the EA Sports Tiger Woods PGA TOUR video game.
In 2017, Tilghman co-founded Gene’s Dream Foundation and the Mentor Cup golf tournament which benefits The First Tee of Coastal Carolinas and other area youth golf organizations.
She’s a member of the South Carolina Golf Hall of Fame, the Myrtle Beach Golf Hall of Fame and the North Myrtle Beach Athletic Hall of Fame.
One of the longest tenured Golf Channel on-air personalities
Board Executive Vice President – Gene’s Dream Foundation
Favorite Core Value: Perseverance
“Perseverance is a combination of strength, determination and self-belief. Life isn’t always easy and this core value helps you overcome the challenges to create positive momentum and change for the better.”
“Without asking for anything in return, mentors recognize, nurture and guide the promise in you. They are special people in your life who should be cherished and celebrated for bringing out what’s special in you.”
Kelly Tilghman is one of the longest tenured Golf Channel on-air personalities, and currently serves in several roles with the network. She works as a host for Golf Central and Live From,airing on-site from the game’s biggest events. She also serves as a regular co-host forMorning Drive, Golf Channel’s daily news and lifestyle program.
Since originally joining the network, Tilghman has hosted numerous shows and specials, and previously served as an on-course reporter for the network’s live tournaments team. In 2007, she became the first full-time female play-by-play commentator in the history of the PGA TOUR when Golf Channel embarked on its 15-year contract as the TOUR’s exclusive cable home.
She was the play-by-play voice for EA Sports’ “Tiger Woods PGA TOUR” video game from 2008-11 and, for three consecutive years (2006-08) she caddied for Arnold Palmer at the Par-3 Contest at the Masters.
Tilghman grew up in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., where her family owned and operated a golf course for 22 years. She earned a scholarship to play on the Duke University women’s golf team, where she won the 1990 Lady Paladin Invitational hosted by Furman University, and graduated with a bachelor of arts in political science and history. From 1992-96, Tilghman played professional golf in Australia, Europe and Asia, and served as a teaching and touring pro.