Hilton Head Island Magazine and News

GET THE MOST OUT OF THE RBC HERITAGE WITH THESE TIPS

First time attending the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing? You’re in for a real treat — but the scene at Harbour Town Golf Links can be a bit daunting to a first-time spectator.

Let’s get the most important thing out of the way first: Do not, under any circumstance, yell “Get in the hole!”

WHAT’S NEW?

The RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing seems to get bigger and better every year, and this year is no different. Annual visitors to the tournament will notice a few additions this year:

A LOOK AT THE NUMBERS THAT ADD UP TO HILTON HEAD’S TOP EVENT

Golf is a game of numbers.

When it comes to scoring, the lowest number wins, of course, but we also focus on numbers when we talk about par, hole identifications, yardages, club identifications, placement on the leaderboard, and rankings, for example.

Some of the behind-the-scenes numbers at the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing are less obvious, but equally important to the success of Hilton Head Island’s favorite event of the year.

TWO LEGENDARY ARCHITECTS – ONE LOWCOUNTRY ADDRESS.

The same way there will always be a debate over who is the greatest golfer to ever tee up a ball, there will never be a definitive answer to who is the best architect to design a golf course. But certainly there are a few names that currently – and forever will – rise to the top. Two such names are the architects behind the two championship courses at the private golf community of Colleton River Club: Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus.

From color to patterns to neutrals, there really isn’t a wrong way to celebrate spring.

NEW RIVER LINEAR TRAIL OFFERS A WALK BACK IN TIME

As Bluffton’s population continues to grow and new developments to change its landscape, it’s easy to feel like the natural beauty and history that define this once-sleepy coastal town are disappearing.

For example, little evidence still remains of Bluffton’s Civil War-era rice plantations or the timber that once stretched from the May River as far as the eye could see. Gone are the days when vital raw materials and finished goods arrived in town via the Seaboard Air Line Railway instead of U.S. 278.

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LOCAL ARTIST LOGAN LEGGS EDELMAN WANTS TO SAVE THE WORLD

Perched atop a stool in the rustic, industrial back workshop at Bo Art, Logan Leggs Edelman seems like every bit the free-spirited vagabond artist you’d expect from his bio.

The 26-year-old discusses art in terms of its impact on the human condition — the way one moment of inspiration, poured out into a piece of artwork, can inspire countless others, and in the process affect real-world change that lifts up everyone.

JONATHAN GRIZ IS A YOUNG GOLFER TO WATCH

He doesn’t have a driver’s license yet and he’s three years away from being able to vote, but Jonathan Griz is already a better golfer than many people who have dedicated a lifetime to the sport. The Hilton Head Island ninth-grader is currently ranked No. 22 in the world for players 18 and younger and hopes to join the PGA Tour after college.

“I’m travelling a lot to tournaments all over the U.S.,” he said. “Golf is like my job.”

FIRE & PINE IS GROWING EXPONENTIALLY IN RIDGELAND

Intricately detailed maps of locales in all 50 states and historical sites. Decorative signs and artwork. Carefully constructed zodiac charts.

All painstakingly burned into untreated pine by artists at Fire & Pine, a small Ridgeland company whose reach extends far beyond the Lowcountry.

REALTOR CHARLES SAMPSON HAS SEEN THE UPS AND DOWNS OF ISLAND REAL ESTATE

Charles Sampson first visited Hilton Head Island as a boy in 1958, when his family drove three hours from his native Aiken to spend a day at the beach.

“Back then, you drove your car right out on the beach. You’d run back into the bushes to put your bathing suit on,” says Sampson, owner, agent and founding partner of Charter One Realty-North. “If you came to Hilton Head for a vacation, you’d better like the ocean, because that was pretty much it.”

USE YOUR BRAIN TO CONQUER YOUR GOALS

It’s the beginning of a new year and many of us are feeling motivated to take action and make changes in our lives. However, 80 percent of people have strayed from their resolutions by the time February rolls around. The same thing can happen to your professional goals as well, and if you are a business leader this can be a disaster. Failing by February can put you on a devastating path for the entire year. Staying motivated is a skill you can develop to help you reach your goals throughout the year. Here are three tips from brain science to keep you motivated to achieve your goals all year long.

NEW SUBDIVISION COMING TO HILTON HEAD

The Estuary, a new gated subdivision, is planned for Fish Haul Road next to the Arthur Hills Golf Course at Palmetto Hall Plantation, said Village Park Group marketing manager Leslie Ehlers. Buyers will be able to choose from several models offer three, four or five bedrooms.

The homes will be priced in the mid-$300,000s. Construction on the homes will not start for a few months, but Village Park Group has begun clearing trees and installing utilities at the site.

A NEW HOME IN COLLETON RIVER SURPASSES EXPECTATIONS

When a couple who has moved 22 times decides to relocate to Bluffton, they don’t rush in uninformed. From an apartment in Paris to a house in South Africa and many residences in the U.S., Betsy and Jim Utterback are familiar with the process of building a custom home or remodeling an existing structure.

CENTURY 21 DIAMOND REALTY OPENS NEW OFFICE

The Sun City and Okatie branch of Century 21 Diamond Realty celebrated a grand opening in January. The new location features closed-circuit televisions, a conference room, coffee bar, large training center, private cubicles and a welcoming reception area. The new branch will also include offices for Washburn Law and Southern Trust Mortgage to help clients seeking legal advice or mortgage information. The branch will be open seven days a week.

CASH IN ON YOUR WEDDING DREAMS

The bridal registry is a long-standing wedding tradition, an easy way for couples to indicate to their loved ones some of the gifts that would help them start their marriage in style. The first bridal registry dates back to 1924, when couples were mainly registering for things like china, silver and crystal patterns. Over the years, brides and grooms began registering for other kinds of items for their homes, from bath linens to garden tools. But today’s couples are marrying later and often living together first, which means their homes are pretty well equipped long before they walk down the aisle.

Once your engagement is announced, the planning process begins. This timeline will help keep you on track when it comes to planning a stress-free wedding. (Yes, it’s possible, right?)

FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES PITCH IN TO GIVE COUPLE THE PERFECT WEDDING

Rachel Eudy had always wanted a fall wedding. She loves the outdoors, so when she and her now-husband, David, decided to get married, they knew they wanted nature to play a big part in their September nuptials.

Friend Tim Wright offered to let the couple use the Lowcountry-style clubhouse at The Paddocks, a neighborhood nestled alongside a stretch of Hilton Head Island wetlands.