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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Hilton Head Island golf shop’s secret ingredient might not be golf

About five years ago, Madeline Duncan went to AmericasMart, an enormous gift trade show in Atlanta and changed the rules for shopping at the Heritage Group golf pro shops on Hilton Head Island. “The first year, I had blinders on,” said Duncan, director of merchandising for the four Heritage Group pro shops, one each at […]

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Golf With Dad

I hear stories on the PGA TOUR all the time about the golf stars and their Dads. We probably all have a story, or if we’re lucky, many stories, of playing golf with our fathers. Many of us were introduced to the game by Dad, a gift passed down from generation to generation that hopefully […]

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Want your kids to love golf? Bring them to Hilton Head Island

There is something Hilton Head Island has perfected over the years: fun family vacations. Sprinkle in some fun on the golf course and it might make you sing. Doug Weaver is sort of like a Pied Piper of golf. The director of instruction at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort pulls out a golf club and people […]

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Get FIT-ted!!

Now that you’ve taken your first few spring swings, and maybe already driven yourself crazy at your lack of improvement, the question arises—is it the arrow, or the archer? Is it me, or my golf clubs? I’m going through the same maddening conversation with myself right now and got an answer that was a lot […]

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Hilton Head Island golf site rolls out an enticing invitation

I’ve planned quite a few golf trips in my time and I wish the Web site Hilton Head Golf Island was around everywhere. As soon as you hit the site, you know you’re at the right place. The first thing that pops up is a shot (hopefully a birdie, at least) to win three nights […]

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A Viewer's Guide to the 2012 RBC Heritage

I was reminded while at the Honda Classic a few weeks back that folks who “must” follow Tiger or Phil probably see less than 10 of his shots in a round. With that in mind, and with the RBC Heritage returning (thank heavens) for a 44th spin around the Harbour Town Golf Links, maybe a […]

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Shuck the routine: Golf on Hilton Head Island during oyster season

The arrival of autumn does nothing to slow the activities in the Lowcountry — it fuels them. Oyster season returns, a reward for those who buck the high tourist season and show up after the flocks of families have returned to routine. In the fall, the evening air might be a little smoky because of […]

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Play it Forward for Faster, More Fun Hilton Head Golf

I just returned from a golf-less weekend in Michigan trucking my daughter off to school, noticing that players up there are already layering up to play their last rounds of the season. Upon crossing the magic bridges from the mainland to our Island retreat, with the weather cooperating perfectly (I told you last month that […]

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