There are a number of different ways to watch the greatest golfers in the world play the famous Harbour Town Golf Links during the RBC Heritage—all of them with plusses and minuses. You can station yourself in one prime spot and watch the field come through, getting to see many different players play a lot of different shots to the same hole. Or you can follow different groups for a few holes, trying to catch a player who gets hot and follow his thrilling ride, or the always-thrilling ride of one of marquis players. Or you can do BOTH, AND add one more special angle—inside the ropes with the players themselves.
Usually, being an Honorary Observer is reserved for clients of the sponsors and other big-wigs, but this spring, the Hilton Head Chamber is offering you a chance to win a special RBC Heritage package that can give you two pair of Honorary Observer badges (meaning you and a friend could do it twice, or give the excitement of following a group for the entire round, inside the ropes, to another pair of friends as well) PLUS the package will let four of you visit Harbour Town every day of tournament week, with Palmer Passes giving you access to the clubhouse and two climate-controlled venues on the 15th and 18th holes that feature a daily buffet, draft beer, wine and soft drinks—all included. I think they call them Palmer Passes because you’ll feel like the “King” during Heritage week with this kind of access.
But you’ve gotta jump on this opportunity, the deadline’s December 31st. Read my blog from last month on how terrific it is to follow the players inside the ropes, then log on to http://www.hiltonheadisland.org/golf/inside-the-ropes and enter. It could be the absolute best Christmas present any golf fan could get, even if it comes a little bit late.