MAKENNA MASON PROVIDES LEADERSHIP ON THE VOLLEYBALL COURT

BY JUSTIN JARRETT | PHOTO BY RITTERBECK PHOTOGRAPHY

Makenna Mason grew up on the volleyball court — or nearby — hanging around while her mom coached the middle school team at St. Francis Catholic School. She eagerly awaited her ascension to fifth grade, when she could join the team.

MARK RENNIX RELISHES TENURE AS LONGTIME OFFICIAL

BY JUSTIN JARRETT | PHOTOS BY ROB KAUFMANN

If you’ve been to a sporting event in Beaufort County in the past two decades, there’s a good chance you’ve seen Mark Rennix. If you’re the type who must let officials know every time they missed a call — or made a borderline call one way or the other — you’ve probably yelled at him.

SMITH STEARNS TENNIS ACADEMY CELEBRATES 20 YEARS

BY MARK E. LETT | PHOTOS BY ROB KAUFMAN

When the Smith Stearns Tennis Academy hosts junior athletes at The Sea Pines Resort, more is offered than a world-class training opportunity.

Much more.

Lowcountry teams have successful spring season

By Justin Jarrett

Around here there are some things you can set your clock by each spring — the azaleas blooming right on time, the weather being perfect for sundresses on Saturday at the RBC Heritage and Hilton Head Prep scooping up state titles on the tennis courts.

USCB GRAD CORY COTTRELL RETURNS TO COACH GOLF TEAMS

STORY BY JUSTIN JARRETT | PHOTO BY ROB KAUFMAN

When his collegiate golf career was over and Cory Cottrell began his graduate studies in sport psychology, he constantly found himself wishing he’d had the knowledge he was gaining while he was still playing competitively.

Now he’s committed to ensuring the golfers following in his footsteps are better prepared.

PARKER STEWART, 7 YEARS OLD, IS A RACE CAR NATURAL

BY JUSTIN JARRETT | PHOTOS BY ROB KAUFMAN

It was almost a given that Parker Stewart eventually would climb behind the wheel of a race car. It was in his blood.

But even his dad — a professional driver himself and the son of a race car driver — didn’t expect it to be at age 3.

Story by Barry Kaufman | Photos by Lloyd Wainscott

Every year, the beautiful yet challenging Clyde Johnston-designed Old South Golf Links has reaped accolades as one of the Lowcountry’s favorite spots to golf. There’s just something different in the way each hole hugs the landscaping, immersing you in the Lowcountry’s natural majesty.

Guiding this unique experience are some of the most experienced golf professionals in the area. 

Story by Barry Kaufman | Photos by Ritterbeck Photography

Dance is far more than just movement. It’s an artform, an expression of the soul as meaningful as any painting but crafted with the entire body. It’s also a science, an ever-evolving set of techniques and details that can and must be mastered for the true art to shine through. 

Few understand this balance like Tess Luechtefeld, owner of Carolina Collective. 

Story by Barry Kaufman | Photos by Rittherbeck Photography

B.J. STEARNS: GUIDING YOUNG ATHLETES TO GREATNESS

Over the past 20 years, Smith Stearns Tennis Academy has been helping shape the next generation of the sport. 

The two gentlemen whose name can be found on the sign need no introduction, of course. The first is Stan Smith, perhaps equally famous for his legendary tennis career as he is for the iconic shoe that bears his name. Joining him is B.J. Stearns, well known as a premiere juniors coach with dozens of junior national champions under his training, who has grown along with the academy.

Story by Barry Kaufman | Photos by Rob Kaufman

There are certain things that come to mind when one pictures Long Cove Club – elegant Lowcountry homes, picturesque waterfront scenery, and of course crisply manicured greens and meandering fairways on their world-famous Pete Dye course.

Since returning to the club as Director of Golf in 1987, Bob Patton has seen Long Cove Club’s profile grow to become one of the most celebrated courses in the country.