Beware the Sh***ks!

Golf on Hilton Head Island is a thing of beauty, with a couple dozen gorgeous courses to choose from, lined with stately pines and graceful live oaks, dripping delicate Spanish moss. But what if, in the midst of this beautiful island paradise, your golf game turns randomly ugly? I have played the game for 20-some […]

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Find Your "Number" to Enjoy Hilton Head Golf

Technology has come to the PGA TOUR to the point that every shot can now be measured, using lasers operated by volunteers on every hole of every round. I’ve found it curious when fans at TOUR events invariably ask the volunteers “how far did he hit that one!” Fans are obsessed with how far the […]

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Italian-American Club of Hilton Head Island's Annual Golf Open

While I truly love everything about golf – from the ping resulting from a clubface properly connecting with a ball and scenic course landscapes to high tech equipment and apparel, I am particularly fond of the camaraderie, philanthropy and networking opportunity afforded by organized, sociable (i.e. laid back) golf tourneys for a great cause.

Hilton Head Island and the surrounding Lowcountry, home to a generous assortment of stunning public and private courses, abound with golf tournaments that are hosted by a variety of organizations and typically open to everyone, regardless of club affiliation or skill level.

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Hilton Head Island golfers are never taken for granted

I’ve golfed in a lot of places: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North

Carolina in the Southeast; Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin and Missouri in the Midwest; and a few other places scattered around the country. I’m not bragging, but I’ve clocked more than 160 courses.

Among all of those places, Hilton Head Island stands out.

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Return of the Kiwis

Almost a year ago I learned that two bold (or crazy) New Zealand lawyer/golfers in their mid-twenties had decided to bag the law biz and travel the world.  The part that piqued my interest was that their travels would include a round of golf per day for a full 365 days, constantly moving, regardless of […]

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Hilton Head Island: Great for golf…great for life!

A former Michigander, my initial foray onto the golf scene – actual playing – did not occur until I was in my twenties (a billion years ago) and began working the ad agency circuit. Prior to that, golf was something I occasionally caught on television while visiting a girlfriend’s home – her folks were country clubbers who enjoyed golf décor, televised golf, weekly rounds with their foursome and regular getaways to Vegas, Myrtle Beach and the like.

Based on what I could see on TV and their lively anecdotes, I could appreciate their passion for the game. With the peaceful atmosphere, sportsmanship, incredible landscapes and attractive, ‘tidy’ attire, there was no doubt golf was a pastime about which I could definitely get excited.

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Bundle Your Golf and Save $$

I had the privilege in my “day job” a few weeks back to follow Tiger, Phil and US Open Champ Graeme McDowell as they were paired together at Doral. But what promised to be a matchup of great champions turned into something far less. In fact, you probably remember Tiger’s snipe-hook-topped drive that went less […]

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The story of Pete, Jack and The Island

Don’t think for a minute that Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus crafted Harbour Town Golf Links, got famous and forgot about the 12-mile island off the southeast coast of South Carolina.
Far from it. In fact the two share billing at Colleton River Plantation, which has both the Nicklaus course and the Dye course.

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Golf Lovers Choose Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island has long been considered a favorite destination for golf lovers. With 24 championship golf courses on the Island, and 15 additional courses in the region, how could an avid golfer go wrong?

This spring, it seems like the accolades for Hilton Head Island’s golf have been stacking up. Here are the highlights:

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It’s Golfing Weather

I’m going to go out on the limb here and risk offending not only the Weather Gods (Thor is probably the one we hear most about in the Lowcountry), but the Golf Gods (I’m thinking Arnold or maybe Jack William, the gods of our generation’s love affair with the game). A series of warm nights, […]

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