Golf is known to be a pastime that’s good for relieving stress. And with 90 golf courses, Myrtle Beach offers plenty of opportunities to spend the day playing a relaxing round or two. We love any chance to tee up at any of these spectacular courses, especially when it’s for a good cause.
On March 2nd, 2021, Brittain Resorts and Hotels had the opportunity to do just that as we hosted our charity golf tournament, the BRH Partner Cup. Held at the Pine Lakes Country Club, the event helped raise money for the 10th Anniversary of the David L. Brittain Memorial Scholarship. Pine Lakes Country Club, also known as “The Grandaddy”, is Myrtle Beach’s first golf course and one of the most prestigious courses along the Grand Strand.
We started the morning with a Starbucks station at check-in and for lunch, offered a delicious spread provided by Sea Captain’s House. We had DJ Nigel (our resident DJ who entertains at almost all the Brittain Resorts and Hotels oceanfront properties) at the event playing music, keeping the energy up, and creating a fun environment for everyone.
This wasn’t your typical 18-holes of golf. We made sure to add in some friendly competition and mixed it up by featuring the following games throughout:
Longest Drive Contest – winner received a private party to “Wine & Dine” up to 8 people at Sea Captain’s House
Closest to the Pin Contest – winner received a 1-week stay at North Beach Resort & Villas
Rent a Pro – Jarrin Josue from Compass Cove was on site of one of the holes to assist the teams in lowering their scores by hitting the ball for them
Guess the Amount of Golf Tees in the Jar – closest guess won a 39-inch smart TV
We also raffled off a brand new 2021 golf cart and held a 50/50 raffle which totaled up to around $1,200 for the winner.
The whole golf tournament was a great success, and we would like to personally thank all of our sponsors and partners who helped make the event possible!
Brittain Resorts & Hotels is a family run
company that has been perfecting the family vacation since 1943. We specialize
in creating a unique Myrtle Beach vacation experience for our guests and offer
a selection of oceanfront resorts that can accommodate any size group and
budget. With over 5,300 rooms, suites and condos, 35 onsite restaurants and
bars, and over 210 pools and lazy rivers, it takes quite the team to ensure
we’re keeping our amenities and resorts in optimal condition for our
Brittain Resorts & Hotels is comprised of
a large team of employees that each play a vital role in helping us serve over
2.7 million guests annually. We set the bar high and the amazing experiences we
offer wouldn’t be possible without their constant hard work, dedication, and
positive attitudes. Each year, we host a one day leadership conference that
allows us to provide employees with continued education on our brand, get the
latest company wide information, set future goals, and the chance to honor
outstanding teammates and resorts.
The name of the 2020 Leadership Conference was Be the Blue: Making Waves for Superior
Results. The day started with company updates from J. Matthew Brittain, our
CEO, followed by Team Member of the Year Awards and a keynote speaker. The
conference then broke out into smaller sessions which focused on Busy-ness Breakthrough Insights, Blue Practices, and Soaring to Blue Heights. One of the featured events was a team
building event that involved the entire company.
We’re proud of each and every one of our employees, and recognized the following team members and resorts that had an exceptional year at the conclusion of the conference. The following awards were given out during this year’s 2020 Leadership Conference:
Starbucks Team of the Year — Caribbean Starbucks
Housekeeping Team of the Year — Dayton House
Guest Services Team of the Year — Dayton House
Maintenance Team of the Year — The Strand
Property Accounting Team of the Year — Grand Cayman
Food & Beverage Team of the Year — Compass Cove
Homeowners Services Team of the Year — The Breakers Resort and North Beach Plantation
Most Improved Overall Performance — Compass Cove
Team Leader of the Year — Jason Mattice
Team Leader of the Year — Brittany Park
General Manager of the Year — Daniel Locklear
Resort of the Year — Dayton House
Team Member of the Year — Patricia Gardner
Team Member of the Year — Chelsea Tuazon
Support Services Team of the Year — Team Member Services
We had a wonderful time at this year’s leadership conference and are already looking forward to next year’s event! We take pride in our company and employees and are excited to see what the future holds for Brittain Resorts & Hotels! For more news and updates about Brittain Resorts and Hotels, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
“To inspire and nurture the human spirit” is more than just Starbucks’ mission statement, it is the foundation from which the company was built and continues to thrive. Lisa Kyser, who began her journey with Starbucks as a barista embodies that mission. From serving guests a cup of their favorite bodacious brew to serving the community, Lisa has a true servant’s heart. That heart beats with a desire to make a difference, “One person, one cup, one neighborhood at a time.”
In recognition of Lisa’s hard work and dedication to both Starbucks, fellow employees and her customers, Lisa Keyser was recently promoted to Creative Director at the Litchfield Beach & Golf Resort’s Starbucks. Responsible for cultivating a unique environment, Lisa shares with the excitement recognized by her peers, “I analyze different trends by keeping connected on multiple Starbucks social media platforms and then develop interactive ideas for each store. My main goal is to create ways to connect with our customers while also benefiting our community, all while bettering our store, she details.
Lisa worked her way through the ranks at Starbucks the good ole fashioned way, which includes the hard work one would expect. Additionally, her passion for doing good and making a difference fueled efforts to put her passion to work in the community. In 2019, Keyser and her Starbucks team hit the ground running – literally. They participated in the American Heart Association walk fundraiser, along with the rest of the Brittain company. During Veteran’s Day, offering a free tall drip coffee to their customers who had served – a tradition Lisa says they plan to continue every year. In October, Lisa and her team also organized a drive to collect socks to donate to local schools under the guise of “Socktober”. “I like to incorporate a twist of fun when thinking of ways to give back. It keeps both the customers and my teammates engaged, she explains.”
Up next on Lisa’s mission is to create a way to give back to our troops by way of creating cards for Starbucks customers to fill out while fueling up. After that, she and her team plan to tackle the hunger epidemic through a Backpack Buddies/Help4Kidz charity drive to raise funds and supplies for local school-aged children who lack the proper necessities to thrive in school.
Lisa proudly admits that her charitable nature was instilled in her at a young age. “I grew up watching my parents give back and they still do it to this day.” Now, she hopes that her efforts will spark the same charitable nature in someone else. “There are so many local charities that you can be a part of, my advice is to pick something near to your heart. It doesn’t have to be something big, start small. But the most important thing is to just start!