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SC Lands Third PGA Tourney for 2021

South Carolina Business Review
SC Public Radio

In case you hadn’t heard, our state recently picked up its third PGA tour event for this year. Not bad for a state that normally only has one. When the 2021 RBC Canadian Open was canceled due to the pandemic, a new event emerged to take its place: the inaugural Palmetto Championship coming June 7-13 to the Congaree Golf Club in Ridgeland, South Carolina.

Mike Switzer interviews Duane Parrish, director of the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism.

After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.