Five prime places to watch the 2013 RBC Heritage on Hilton Head

It’s somewhat irresistible to plan your Hilton Head golf vacation to coincide with the RBC Heritage golf tournament the week of April 15. Think of it: pick up some great swing visuals in the morning from PGA TOUR pros, then dash off for an afternoon round at one of the dozens of designer golf courses […]

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Playing Through YOU Soon

Outside, the snow flurries were falling, the temperature was in the mid-20s with the wind/chill in the mid-teens. Perfect golf weather!! Unless you actually wanted to PLAY the game. If you wanted to talk about it though, the conditions were as ripe as a Phil Mickelson putt in Scottsdale (except for that lip-out for a […]

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Even Better than “Stay and Play”, “Eat and Play”!

While I had the good fortune to get to play 18 holes last Saturday (that’s right, golf season is not only alive, but very well on Hilton Head Island, even just after New Year’s), I got to talking to two new Island friends (though they’ve both lived here for years) and among our discussions, besides […]

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Inside the Ropes Package a Post-Holiday Bonus!

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 […]

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You Can Be Inside the Ropes at 2013 RBC Heritage!

Imagine standing next to the shortstop during a big league baseball game, or sitting on the bench at a basketball game. NASCAR and football do occasionally offer the well-connected a sideline or pit pass, but it doesn’t put you actually “on” the field. But an Honorary Observer badge can get you right onto the field […]

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Want to play golf on Hilton Head Island with the pros? Here’s how

  Hilton Head Island is known for its 20 designer golf courses and the annual PGA TOUR RBC Heritage tournament at Harbour Town Golf Links. Hilton Head Island also is home to some of the nation’s best golf instructors, from Hank Haney (Remember him and Tiger Woods? The Charles Barkley Project? Yeah, him.) to former […]

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Five stand-out holes among Hilton Head Island’s golf greats

It’s painfully difficult to pick just five par-5 holes in the area where nearly every course is a must-play, but one has to start somewhere on Hilton Head Island and nearby Bluffton. I tossed in a couple no-brainers, but also asked a couple golf experts for their picks–the head golf pro at the Country Club […]

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A Celebration of Lowcountry Golf

Lowcountry golf is going to get another shot-in-the-arm of publicity with the upcoming PGA Championship at Kiawah Island south of Charleston in mid-August, though that publicity might be a double-edged sword. The pictures will be a terrific reminder of how gorgeous the views are and how spectacular our golf can be in the late summer […]

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A Little Bit Faster Please???

Here’s something where we casual golfers can actually teach the pros something! I just finished following a succession of 5-hour-plus rounds on the TOUR and then came home to play a round with the boys in 90-degree-plus heat. We beat the 5-hour mark, but nothing takes the sheer joy out of a round of golf […]

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