Heritage ClassicThe Heritage Classic Foundation recently announced that it has taken steps, in partnership with the Golf Environment Organization and The Sea Pines Resort, to attain a sustainability certification for the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing to become a GEO-Certified Tournament.

In 2016, the foundation and its partners decided to highlight sustainability initiatives in place at South Carolina’s only PGA Tour golf tournament while simultaneously establishing a baseline to support improvement moving forward.

Break out your big hats, get those divot-stomping shoes out of the closet and dust off your tailgating gear.

The 23rd Polo for Charity event sponsored by the Rotary Club of Okatie is just around the corner. And it’s definitely an event you don’t want to miss.

HILTON HEAD ISLAND NATIVE HOPES TO GO FROM PROSPECT TO PRO FOR CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS THIS SEASON

Hilton Head Island residents might get to see one of their own hitting the ice this fall with the Chicago Blackhawks, the 2015 winners of the Stanley Cup.

Avid golfers will tell you, there’s no finer place than a golf course for kids to gain life skills and the leadership abilities they’ll need to make their mark on the world.

Knowing this, and knowing the challenges involved with creating affordable, community-based junior golf programs, the PGA Tour of America helped created The First Tee in 1997. Blending instruction on the game’s fundamentals with an eye on showing young players who those fundamentals apply to their lives, The First Tee spread quickly.

Kristyl SundermanWhile playing in the Women’s Trans-National Amateur Championship last month in St. Louis, Kristyl Sunderman found herself discussing a playing partner’s collegiate experience in great detail. At some point in the discussion, the player’s mother noted that Sunderman would make a great college coach herself.

Max BoyerHilton Head Island’s Max Boyer recently competed in the Junior National Lacrosse League Tournament in Toronto, Canada, one of the most prestigious youth box lacrosse tournaments in North America. Boyer is a member of the Georgia Swarm Pro Lacrosse team’s Junior Bantam squad for 13- and 14-year-old players.

BoeingThe Heritage Classic Foundation recently announced that Boeing has signed a five-year extension as presenting sponsor of the RBC Heritage. The new agreement runs through 2021. The tournament now known as the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing debuted in 1969 at Harbour Town Golf Links, a Pete Dye design at the Sea Pines Resort that quickly became a favorite course among PGA Tour members.

Harbour Town Golf LinksHarbour Town Golf Links was recently ranked No. 9 in Golf Magazine's 2016-17 "Top 100 Courses You Can Play" in the U.S. Harbour Town also came in at No. 2 in the magazine’s "Best You Can Play Near You" in South Carolina, while its excellent Heron Point by Pete Dye was positioned at No. 11 in the golf-rich Palmetto State.

The members at Long Cove Club recently approved a golf course restoration plan that will begin in May. Founded in 1981, Long Cove is widely recognized as one of Pete Dye’s finest designs. The more than 7,000 yards, par 71 Long Cove course will close in May for a restoration plan that includes regrassing fairways with Celebration Bermuda, regrassing the greens with Tif Eagle Ultra Dwarf Bermuda, restoring bunkers to their original design, upgrading drainage systems, and replacing multiple bulkheads and all cart paths.

Becoming an Olympic athlete doesn’t happen overnight. Most often, the dream begins innocently in childhood and strengthens in passion and dedication as the years go by.

Last month in Rio de Janeiro, that dream came true for 10 mostly 20-something men and women who represented the United States in two martial arts competitions at the Olympic Games: judo and taekwondo.