October News and Notes

Sea Pines announces new clubhouse for Heron Point, Ocean Course
Sea 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 learning center and spacious locker rooms. Completion of the new clubhouse is slated for late 2013. Both Heron Point and the Ocean Course will remain open during construction.

Palmetto Hall awards honorary membership to wounded warrior
Palmetto Hall Plantation Club has awarded an honorary membership to Joe Caley, the club’s Wounded Warrior for 2012. The club is participating in the Adopt-A-Wounded Warrior Program. Caley lives with his wife and seven year old daughter in Augusta, Ga., where he is receiving treatment at the Eisenhower Medical Center for combat injuries sustained in Iraq. "We are delighted to welcome Joe and his family to Palmetto Hall Plantation Club," said Ray Dznowski, Director of Operations for the Heritage Collection on Hilton Head Island. "The honorary membership program is another great way that we can show appreciation for the sacrifices made by America's service members."

Habitat for Humanity tournament coming to Oldfield
Oldfield Golf Club in Okatie will host the 15th annual Habitat for Humanity golf tournament at 11 a.m. on Oct. 1. The cost of the tournament is $125 per person and includes lunch, dinner and a gift bag. For more information, contact Rich Spiehs at 843-342-8004 or e-mail Richard.spiehs@suntrust.com

Hampton Hall hosting ‘Be A Saint’ charity scramble
Hampton Hall will host the 2012 “Be A Saint” charity scramble at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 29. Proceeds will benefit the free prenatal services offered by the Pregnancy Center & Clinic of the Lowcountry. The cost is $150 and includes breakfast, lunch, refreshments and snacks. For more information, call 843-689-2222 or e-mail hhislim@gmail.com.

Callawassie to host charity tournament
The 12th annual Friends of Callawassie charity golf tournament will take place at 9 a.m. Nov. 5 on Callawassie Island. The cost of the two-person event is $135 per player and includes green fee, cart fee, prize merchandise and an awards luncheon. The field is limited to the first 60 team entries. Friends of Callawassie has raised more than $360,000 for more than 80 local charities. For more information, call 843-987-2161 or go online to www.callawassieisland.com.

HHIJGA announces fall class
The Hilton Head Island/Bluffton-based Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy recently announced its fall class represents 25 counties and 22 states. The new semester began Aug. 16 and features golfers from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, Ecuador, Estonia, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Mozambique, Panama, Serbia, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States and Venezuela. The full-time golf program consists of spending half a day on golf instruction. For the second half, students in grades five through 12 attend Heritage Academy to fulfill their academic requirements. Classwork includes extensive offerings in college preparatory and honors courses. From September until May, students compete on the International Junior Golf Tour.

Hilton Head National hosts IJGT Junior
Hilton Head National hosted an International Junior Golf Tour tournament Sept. 8-9. Aaron Terrazas, of Mexico City, Mexico, won the boys 15-19 division. Tennoshin Ogawa, of Inchinomiya-shi, Japan, won the boys U-14 division. Rei Nakatani of Tokyo, Japan, won the girls division. All three are students at the Hank Haney International Junior Golf Academy, based on Hilton Head Island.

JPGA student wins division at Golden Bear
Junior Players Golf Academy student Toks Pedro won the boys 15-18 division of a Hurricane Junior Golf Tour tournament Sept. 8-9 at Golden Bear Golf Club. Pedro, from Bowie, Md., fired a 143. Summerville’s Zak Butt won the boys 11-14 division. The  11-14 girls division was won by Rylie Marchman of Waynesboro, Ga.. Summerville’s Reona Hirai took the top spot in the girls 15-18 division.

Oldfield hosts IJIGT Lowcountry Open
Oldfield Golf Club was the site of the Lowcountry Open, a 36-hole International Junior Golf Tour event held over Labor Day Weekend. Toks Pedro, of Bowie, Md., won the boys 15-19 division with a 144. Other division winners were Phimnipha Wongwaiwate, of Chiang Mai, Thailand; and Andre Becerra, of Zapopan, Mexico.

Locals compete in Tommy Cuthbert All-Stars event
Bluffton golfer Brandi Hammonds won the girls 14-18 division of the South Carolina Junior Golf Association’s Tommy Cuthbert All-Stars Championship, held Aug. 25-26 at the Ocean Winds Course on Seabrook Island. Hammonds fired a 80-82 – 162 to beat Bluffton’s Kylie Nizolek by six strokes. Bluffton’s Jonathan Griz won the boys 8-9 division with a 75. Hilton Head Island’s Andrew Orischak took second in the boys 15-18 flight with a 154.

Southern wins CGA Senior Four-Ball
Bluffton golfer Steve Southern teamed up with Van Pernell, of Hickory, N.C., to win the Carolinas Golf Association Senior Four-Ball Tournament on Aug. 20 at Bermuda Run Country Club in Bermuda Run, N.C. The two fired a 33-35 – 68 to win the 18-hole four-ball stroke play, gross and net event by one stroke.

HHI Junior Golf Association hands out awards
The Hilton Head Island Junior Golf Association hosted its awards banquet on Aug. 16 at Moss Creek Golf Club. Nathalie Lezcano and Jonathan Phillips won the Sportsmanship award. Jamie Hubbard and Brendan Frick won the Most Improved Golfers award. Brandi Hammons and Andrew Orischak won Overall Champions awards. Travis Mancill was the Boys 13-14 champion and Anna Lesemann was the girls 11-13 champion. Kylie and Mark Nizolek were the Parent/Junior winners for the girls 13-18 division. Zach and Eric Ruhlin were the Parent/Junior winners for the boys 13-18 division. Jamie and Mike Hubbard were the Parent/Junior winners for the girls 8-12 division. Jonathan and Paul Griz were the Parent/Junior winners for the boys 8-12 division.


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