Hilton Head Island Magazine and News

BLUFFTON’S BRYSON NIMMER READY TO COMPETE AT RBC HERITAGE

It was the Tuesday before Bryson Nimmer would begin play in the Puerto Rico Open, when he got the phone call he had long dreamed about. 

Steve Wilmot was on the other end. 

The 53rd RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing takes place at Harbour Town Golf Links April 12-18. The prestigious event will feature limited spectators on-site and strict health and safety protocols, which you can learn about in our RBC Heritage Guide. The tournament, held annually since 1969, is expected to feature some of the world's best golfers. Webb Simpson returns to defend his title, and Dustin Johnson and Sergio Garcia are scheduled to compete. Our guide offers a snapshot of some of the top golfers set to participate, offers an update on the Heritage's safety protocols and takes a look at the economic impact in our community. The guide also provides a complete listing of the televison coverage. Enjoy the action.

TEAM RBC EMBODIES PINNACLE OF PERFORMANCE

Team RBC was established in 2009 and consists of 14 elite male and female golfers who embody the pinnacle of golf performance, according to Heritage Classic Foundation marketing and communications director Angela McSwain. Ambassadors support RBC's client-hosting experiences and marketing initiatives and display RBC branding on their apparel and golf bags. Webb Simpson, the RBC Heritage defending champion, is an ambassador. These are a few of the other ambassadors who are scheduled to play at the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing this year, including South Carolina-born Dustin Johnson.

THERE’S COMFORT IN BEING ENGAGED WITH A COMPELLING BOOK. HERE ARE TITLES FROM LOCAL AUTHORS THAT WILL GRAB YOUR ATTENTION.

Inspiring styles to brighten up your wardrobe. 

IN THE LOWCOUNTRY & COASTAL GEORGIA

Best of the Best Top courses of the Lowcountry. 

Leading Ladies Women who make an impact in the Lowcountry.

MORRIS CENTER FOR LOWCOUNTRY HERITAGE PRESERVES HISTORY

The Sinclair Service Station building sits on a bustling corner in the center of Ridgeland’s downtown. With its red-tiled roof and antique gas pumps, it is a relic of another time. 

The Mission Revival-style service station was built in 1937 and operated for three decades. But today, thanks to the vision of a local businessman, it embodies both the past and future of the Jasper County seat. 

1. BERKELEY HALL CLUB NAMES ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER, CFO 

Jeff Dekruif has joined the Berkeley Hall team as assistant general manager and chief financial officer. He brings more than 20 years of experience in the golf resort and country club industries. Most recently, Dekruif served as the CFO and assistant general manager for Blackhawk Country Club in Danville, Calif. 

JAMES & CALAY SWIFT, HUSBAND & WIFE, SHARE LOVE OF THE SPORT

When a married couple shares the same line of work, and it’s one that revolves around competition, there’s bound to be some tension, and the stakes can be high. 

When husband-and-wife golf pros James and Calay Swift had more time to hone their game, a date with the dishes was often on the line. But those days are gone, replaced by new concerns like who is going to get the kids to practice or round up dinner. 

SWINGFIT’S CLUB FITTING PUTS SCIENCE OVER ASSUMPTIONS

There is an emerging revolution in golf, building momentum in our own backyard. 

Chris Wycoff knows golfers love new toys. The latest tech, the newest gadgets, the sleekest golf balls — anything to give them a leg up in a game that is too often mental torture. 

INVESTMENT LESSONS FROM THE PANDEMIC

With 2020 barely in the rearview mirror and the headlines thus far in early 2021 feeling similar to last year’s COVID-driven challenges, investors may find themselves scratching their heads wondering why the stock market continues to establish new highs and what they should do in the face of this. How do you protect yourself from the potential for renewed market volatility? Will the rollout of the vaccines push the market even higher or are companies over-valued and due for a correction?

SETTING A BEAUTIFUL SCENE

Setting a beautiful scene for your next dinner party offers an alluring backdrop for any occasion. Whether entertaining friends or family or celebrating a momentous event, a gorgeous set table will make your meal stand out in style.

Here are tips to creating a beautiful tablescape.

CHARTER ONE REALTY WELCOMES FOUR AGENTS 

Michelle Elliott, Billy Keyserling, Meg Winkler and Amy Cento have joined Charter One Realty as agents. 

Elliott will work out of its Park Lane office in Hilton Head. She serves on several boards, including Hopeful Horizons, the Shipyard Board, and Hilton Head Association of Realtors. Elliot was a Realtor Service Award winner from 2018-2020. 

CONQUER THE TASK

The emergence of spring has long been associated with the deep cleaning of our homes. For most, it signifies a fresh home, or a new start to complement the blossoming of spring.

To keep the job from feeling overwhelming, schedule a block of time each day, or even each week, for your annual cleaning. Work on one room at a time and reward yourself for each room until you've completed the job.

PLANNING A PERFECT REHEARSAL DINNER

In 2020 many engaged couples said “I do” to postponing their nuptials until 2021. Now that couples are revisiting their wedding plans, celebratory events like the rehearsal dinner are getting a COVID-friendly makeover.

“Now, venues that are doing events have had to start thinking outside of the box as to how they can safely host while protecting the guests and their staff,” said Beth Anderson, Director of Events for Sea Pines Country Club. “One such option is to have the event outside.”

REVAMPING YOUR PLANS DURING A PANDEMIC

What do you do when you’ve paid $60,000 for a wedding that’s supposed to take place in five days and a pandemic threatens to bring everything to a halt? 

Aimee Fennessey, local wedding planner and owner of Amanda Rose Weddings, says, “Modify!”

Bento Boxes. Tiny toasts. Custom sneakers.

As the saying goes: Necessity is the mother of invention.

Bridal trends for 2021 are no exception. Everything from crowd size to fashion choices reflects the aftermath of COVID-19’s appearance. Nevertheless, hope and flexibility have prevailed.