Why Did You Bring Your Clubs?

When I ask anyone about flying with their golf clubs these days, I never hear the words “fun”, “convenient” or “cheap”. In fact, you don’t need a dictionary to look up the words I do hear to describe your relationship with your airline after you’ve flown your golf clubs on vacation—those words aren’t in there. […]

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New GPS System Unveiled at Already GPS (Great Place to Stay)-friendly Palmetto Dunes

Palmetto Dunes’ new Visage GPS system doesn’t quite qualify as the latest golf video game, it’s actually better than that, promising a more satisfying reality golf experience than you’ve had before, anywhere. The interactive GPS is now standard equipment on all carts at PD’s gorgeous Robert Trent Jones Course, showing you a lot more than […]

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The Best View of OUR Heritage

All of us who’ve been to the RBC Heritage have singular memories, of magical shots, special scenes, but most of all, special moments–that player we finally got to meet, to spend a moment with, to share an experience, on turf that is as much ours as theirs.  But it is not going out on one […]

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The New Carpeting Looks Great!

How’s the carpeting look at your favorite golf course? Not the stuff inside the clubhouse that came from the same place hotels get their rugs- whatever anonymous warehouse that is. I’m talking the carpet you drive, chip and putt on this time of the year. Some of you, of course, have snow on your fairways […]

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Busting two myths about Hilton Head Island golf buddy trips

There are two myths about planning a golf buddy trip to Hilton Head Island. Myth number one is that it requires military-like organization to get 12 people or more from around the country — even the world — in the same place at the same time. Wrong. All it takes is a call or a […]

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Playing With the Stars

The first time I was ever exposed to “celebrity” golf was as an impressionable teenager playing hooky from high school in California to visit my grandparents and watch the grand-daddy of all celebrity events, the old Bob Hope Desert Classic in Palm Springs. Old “Ski-Nose” could always draw a crowd of his actor pals to […]

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Get Your Kids Into the "Game of a Lifetime"

The ancient philosopher who said that “families who play together, stay together” probably never met any of today’s busy vacationers, who are faced with a more daunting task—“how do we get our kid away from the video games?” The answer to the second quote lies in the first, and on Hilton Head Island, that answer […]

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Golf expertise has global flavor on Hilton Head Island

It’s early Wednesday morning at Shipyard Golf Club on Hilton Head Island. It’s short game day, led by R.J. Schebel, golf instructor by day, golf coach by afternoon at the Junior Players Golf Academy. That combination is what makes The Heritage Golf Group instruction stand out. The group includes the two courses at Palmetto Hall, […]

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Par-Tee TIme!

The Harbour Town Golf Links has always had its favorite places to watch the action (see our recent blogs), but the 45th edition of the RBC Heritage will have a new venue for an “enhanced fan experience” (in other words, another great place to party). Scottsdale has its famed 16th “stadium hole”, the PLAYERS has […]

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