PHOTO BY ROB TIPTONSea Pines Resort announced its new Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III golf course will open in October. The layout is a complete reconstruction and recreation of the resort's historic Ocean Course, the first built on Hilton Head Island. Love Golf Design, the firm founded by Davis and his brother Mark, has done numerous course designs and renovations in the region including Retreat at Sea Island in Sea Island, Georgia; Laurel Island Golf Club in Kingsland, Georgia; and the Love Course at Barefoot Resort in Myrtle Beach.

Janet SwahnBluffton resident Janet Swahan has a diverse background and continues to redefine herself. In her 20s, she was an acrobat and dancer who traveled with a production show for more than five years, performing in London, Singapore, Indonesia, Korea and the Bahamas. In her late 20s, she began an interior design business and opened fine-art galleries in four cities. Today, her passion is the sport of target shooting, in which she has become an expert.

uscblogoThe University of South Carolina Beaufort recently took another step in the development of its growing athletic programs, hiring new coaches for its baseball and track and field programs. Jeremy Christian is the new coach of the baseball team. Christian led Point University to the Avista-NAIA World Series by winning the NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round Savannah Bracket in May.

Public Tennis Inc. recently announced the creation of a program to award grants to junior tennis players. The grants will hlep competitive juniors who are aspiring to achieve national and/or international rankings by assisting with their travel, training and/or the equipment expenses associated with junior tournament events.

Hilton Head native reflects on remarkable 15-year baseball career

During his rookie season, Dan Driessen’s lethal batting skills earned him the nickname “The Cobra.” A two-time World Series winner in 1975 and 1976, Driessen played with the Cincinnati Reds, Montreal Expos, San Francisco Giants, Houston Astros and St. Louis Cardinals, retiring in October 1987 after a remarkable 15-year baseball career, one much longer than most professional players can claim. But it all started on Hilton Head Island.

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Saturday, Aug. 20    at Screen County                         5 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 26         MAY RIVER                                    7:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 2          BEAUFORT                                     7:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 9          NEW HAMPSTEAD                       7 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 16        HILTON HEAD                                7:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 23        at Whale Branch                           7:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 30        at May River                                   7:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 7            BATTERY CREEK                          7:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 14           at Wade Hampton                        7:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 28           RIDGELAND/HARDEEVILLE     7:30 p.m.

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Harbour Town Clubhouse has been named the "New Public Clubhouse of the Year" by Golf Inc. magazine. For more than 20 years, Golf Inc. has annually honored premier new clubhouse designs. Nine projects earned scores high enough to be honored in this year's competition. Harbour Town Clubhouse's winning selection in the public category was announced in the magazine’s July/August issue. The clubhouse opened to rave reviews last March, just before the 2015 RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing.

Cheng JinBeijing, China, native Cheng Jin is the 2016 Players Amateur Champion. He joins an impressive list of past champions including Rickie Fowler and Bill Haas. The incoming University of Southern California freshman started the final round in the lead but bogied the first three holes, giving several others a chance at the win. “I had an awful start.

International Junior Golf Academy alumnae Shanshan Feng, Mariajo Uribe and Stephanie Meadow will be competing in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Last year, Feng, a native of Guangzhou, China, became the first player from China to win the Ladies European Tour’s Order of Merit after capping off her season with a victory at the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters. Bucaramanga, Colombia, native Uribe was the first Colombian to ever win a USGA title when she won the 2007 U.S.

Berkeley Hall Club recently announced the launch of the private club’s golf course enhancement and drainage improvement project. “Berkeley Hall is committed to providing a premier golf course experience,” said Adrian Morris, general manager and COO of Berkeley Hall Club. “The project will further upgrade our golf course playability, signifying an important investment in our community, one that will help us remain one of the premier golf communities in the Southeast.”