Hilton Head Island News & Events

  • McIlroy Wins PGA Championship By Record 8 Strokes

    Rory McIlroy turned in a final-round, 6-under 66 to win the PGA Championship by eight strokes on Sunday, setting the tournament record for margin of victory at 13 under. McIllroy made six birdies and no bogeys on the the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, draining a 25-footer for birdie on No. 18 to capture the victory. “On 18, I was just taking the whol ...

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  • Hilton Head Open gives local golfers a chance to play Arnold Palmer’s latest design

    By Lance Hanlin, lhanlin@golfersguide.com Arnold Palmer helped put Hilton Head Island golf on the map back in 1969. By winning the first Heritage Classic at brand-new Harbour Town Golf Links, “The King” brought nationwide attention and credibility to the local scene.   Palmer returned to Hilton Head last year to unveil his latest contribu ...

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  • Hilton Head Island Celebrity Golf Tournament Returns this Labor Day Weekend

    By Lance Hanlin, lhanlin@golfersguide.comThe date was Jan. 24, 1982. The location was the Pontiac Silverdome. The event was Super Bowl XVI. After the San Francisco 49ers fumbled the opening kickoff, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Ken Anderson advanced his team deep inside 49ers territory. On third-and-goal, with more than 85 million viewers watching, San ...

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  • HHI Celebrity Golf: Q&A With Robert Irvine

    By Lance Hanlin, lhanlin@golfersguide.comOf the all the celebrities at this year’s Hilton Head Island Celebrity Golf Tournament, chef Robert Irvine may be the easiest to spot. The muscle-bound Brit has become one of the most recognizable hosts on television, thanks to the success of his shows Dinner: Impossible, Restaurant: Impossible, Worst Cooks in ...

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  • The Facts On Shaft Flex

    Golfer’s Guide Instruction by Andrew Rice Over the past decade, all club manufacturers have heavily invested in club fitting and customization. Each company offers a fitting cart -- where golfers can decide on the clubhead, shaft and specifications that work best for them -- in a very short amount of time. They have stressed the importance of having e ...

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  • July news and notes

    HHIJGA Golfer 2nd at Optimist Junior Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy student Siriko Thamonpat tied for second place at the Optimist Junior, held July 26-29 at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The Bangkock, Thailand, native fired rounds of 75, 77, 73 and 74 on the Squire and Palmer courses. She will be a rising junior t ...

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  • Argent Lakes Set To Open As 18-Hole Course

    Argent Lakes Golf Course, the only premiere executive course in the Lowcountry, opens as a full 18-hole course for public play on Sunday, Aug. 5. Argent Lakes Golf Course is located in Sun City Hilton Head, north of Highway 278. All three of Sun City’s golf courses are open for public play. Argent Lakes features the fun and length of an executive co ...

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  • Field Set For 81st Annual Amateur Championship

    The Palmetto State’s finest amateur golfers will seek the state’s most prestigious title in the South Carolina Golf Association’s Amateur Championship Aug. 2-5 at the Country Club of Spartanburg. The 81st edition of the State Amateur, a 72-hole test over the venerable Spartanburg layout that will play at 6,573 yards and par 70, again will ...

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  • ‘The Road To The PGA Championship’ Airs Sunday On CBS

    PGA Professional National Champion Matt Dobyns of Sea Cliff, N.Y., who completed a stunning June debut in the showcase event for PGA professionals, will be one of several PGA professionals featured in the CBS Sports special "The Road to the PGA Championship," which debuts Sunday, July 29, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT. The program, featuring behind-the-scenes s ...

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  • Simmons Wins HHIAGA Amateur Championship

    Rob Simmons won the 2012 Hilton Head Island Amateur Golf Association Amateur Championship on Sunday at Oyster Reef Golf Club. Simmons fired a 73-71 – 144 and beat John Patterson in a four-hole sudden death playoff. Simmons and Patterson were the only two golfers in the field to match par. “Frankly, the course won,” HHIAGA director Bob Col ...

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