October 20, 2022 | Participant Spotlight
The Congaree Golf Club is hosting the CJ Cup October 20-23, and Golf Today is shining some well-deserved light on their philanthropic mission, the Congaree Global Golf Initiative (CGGI). The above interview features CGGI and First Tee – Greater Charleston alumna Kharynton Beggs.
In the interview, Khraynton shares personal struggles with doubt in the wake of her father’s passing (2016) and a taxing back injury. A gifted golfer, Kharynton was nearly ready to give up on competitive play her junior year of high school, but with CGGI and First Tee support, she was able to get back in the game. She now plays at Oglethorpe University and describes the experience as “life-changing.”
Kharynton represented First Tee – Greater Charleston in the 2018 PURE Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach. When Golf Today hosts praised her for a challenging par 3 on the 17th hole, she offered this advice… “Don’t underestimate the wind.”
The First Tee Family is SO PROUD of Kharynton, and we know that she will accomplish great things in the “real world” when she graduates from Oglethorpe next spring!