Harbour Town Golf Links at The Sea Pines Resort has been named to the list of Top 100 Resort Courses by Golfweek in the magazine’s 2019 Ultimate Guide. The home of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, Harbour Town was ranked No. 18, joining an impressive list that includes Pebble Beach, Pinehurst and Bandon Dunes.

So far this year, 13 Heritage Academy student-athletes have earned scholarships to play in college next year.

Seven golfers head the list: Katharina Hesse, Rollins College; Kota Murata, University of Hawaii-Manoa; Chase Phillips, George Mason University; Ty Sullivan, University of Nevada-Las Vegas; Cynthia Tu, Brigham Young University; Felix van Kleef, University of Nevada-Las Vegas; and Hoshi Yadav, Holy Names University.

The Palmetto Dunes Tennis and Pickleball Center has doubled in size recently, expanding from eight pickleball courts to 16. The new courts at the Hilton Head resort were unveiled in October.

Hilton Head Prep’s girls tennis team completed a dominant run through the SCISA Class 2A state tournament with a 5-1 win over Spartanburg Christian in the state championship match Oct. 20.

On Nov. 14, the first day of the NCAA’s early signing period, nine Hilton Head Island student-athletes signed letters of intent to compete in college.

Bluffton police officers laced up their sneakers to take on some Bluffton teens for a basketball tournament Nov. 10 at the M.C. Riley Sports Complex.

Volunteers are needed for the 2019 RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, to be held April 15-21 at Harbour Town Golf Links. Volunteers are vital to the success of RBC Heritage’s mission to help those in need. Since 1987, the tournament has distributed more than $39 million to nonprofit groups across the region.

Fy fishing

Fishing is a way of life and a year-round affair for those fortunate souls who have managed to make their living on the Lowcountry’s waters.

But it wasn’t always that way. Some of Hilton Head Island’s most accomplished anglers recall a time not so long ago when they reluctantly stored their boats for winter and sought other hobbies during the cooler months.

Pedal Hard

Two of Hilton Head Island’s favorite traditions — community festivals and cycling — come together Nov. 16-18 for the 2018 edition of Pedal Hilton Head Island.

The annual event, presented by SwingFit, is billed as “a celebration of Hilton Head Island's music, culture and two-wheeled lifestyle” and will feature multiple cycling events and a two-night benefit concert to support the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island.

Belfair

The 2019 PGA Professional Championship, the world’s largest all-professional event with a 312-player field, will come to Belfair from April 28 to May 1. The field will be comprised of players who advanced from the 41 PGA Section Championships, along with past champions. The low 20 scorers at Belfair will earn a spot in the 2019 PGA Championship, to be played May 16-19 at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, New York. All four rounds of the PGA Professional Championship will be broadcast live on Golf Channel.