Hilton Head Island News & Events

  • DL3 Hopes McGladrey Classic Can Build On Success, Feel of Heritage

    Hilton Head Island has always been a special place for Davis Love III. The U.S. Ryder Cup team captain and PGA Tour legend earned his first significant amateur victory here in 1982, winning the Junior Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links. Harbour Town was also the site of his first PGA Tour win -- the 1987 MCI Heritage Classic. The name of Hilton Head&rsquo ...

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  • Honors Cup Pits Area’s Top Amateurs Against Top Professionals

    By Lance Hanlin, lhanlin@golfersguide.comBob Collar is a competitive guy. If you’re playing Monopoly, he’ll try to knock one of your hotels off the board. If it’s a game of pickup basketball, expect the full-court press from start to finish. That’s why the 2011 Honors Cup has been eating at him all year. “We should have won i ...

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  • Friends From Europe, US Coming to Hilton Head For Fisher Cup

    By Lance Hanlin, lhanlin@golfersguide.com More than 30 golfers from the United Kingdom and Ireland are coming to Hilton Head Island this month to take on a group of American players for the ninth annual Fisher Cup. The Ryder Cup-style event starts Oct. 5 and features four days of competition at four local courses: Arthur Hills (Palmetto Dunes), Robert Tren ...

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  • October News and Notes

    Sea Pines announces new clubhouse for Heron Point, Ocean CourseSea Pines Resort is building a new 16,000 square-foot clubhouse for its Heron Point and Ocean golf courses. The clubhouse will reside on the site of the current Plantation Club. Planned amenities include an expansive pro shop; a bar and grill; 2,000 square feet of meeting space; a new golf learni ...

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  • Harbour Town Set to Host Els for Autism Golf Challenge

    “The Big Easy” isn’t going to take it easy until the best children’s autism center in the world has been built. Ernie Els, one of the most successful professional golfers in the world, is the driving force behind the Els Center of Excellence, a first-of-its-kind facility that will provide best practices, the latest information and r ...

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  • JPGA Prides Itself on Facilities, Low Student-to-Teacher Ratio

    IMG has David Leadbetter. The International Junior Golf Academy has Hank Haney. Other academies have Gary Gilchrist and Jim McLean. The Junior Players Golf Academy on Hilton Head Island doesn’t have such a name on its door. “Unfortunately for a lot of kids and parents, it’s all about the name,” JPGA owner Keith Bach said. “B ...

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  • Island’s New Golf Store Offers Custom Fitting, Clubmaking

    By Lance Hanlin, lhanlin@golfersguide.com Chris Wycoff has opened a new retail golf store on Hilton Head Island. Like most of its kind, his shop offers the usual equipment, accessories and apparel from all the top manufacturers. Unlike most shop owners, though, Wycoff isn’t interested in selling his best merchandise. The goal of Golf Etc. is to f ...

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  • Optimal Strike Point for Longer Drives

    Golfer’s Guide Instruction by Andrew RiceWe've all heard the saying “high launch and low spin.”  With the help of TrackMan, I have been able to learn which part of the clubface to strike the ball with in order the get the ball to launch higher, spin less and ultimately travel further. Here are the important factors that make a slightl ...

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  • September News and Notes

    GOLF magazine honors Harbour Town, May River Two area golf courses were listed in GOLF magazine’s 2012 edition of “Top 100 Courses You Can Play.” Harbour Town Golf Links checked in at No. 12, up two spots from the magazine’s last rankings in 2010. May River Golf Club at Palmetto Bluff was ranked No. 51, though the club does not offer ...

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  • IJGT To Host Three Area Events in September

    The International Junior Golf Tour will host three area events in September. The Low Country Open will be Sept. 1-2 at Oldfield Golf Club in Okatie. Hilton Head National will host a tournament Sept. 8-9 in Bluffton. Shipyard Golf Club will host a tournament Sept. 29-30 at Shipyard Golf Club. Each event is a 36-hole stroke play format and ranked nationally ...

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