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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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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