Corbitt and Ferree inducted into local golf hall of fame

It should have come as no surprise when the Lowcountry Golf Hall of Fame announced it was inducting Cary Corbitt and Karen Ferree. It wasn’t a matter of if, just when.

Corbitt, vice president of sports and operations at Sea Pines Resort, and former Long Cove head pro and now amateur golfer Karen Ferree were both instrumental in establishing the Hilton Head Island Junior Golf Association and the local chapter of the Carolinas PGA in the early 1980s.

CADDYNo, not those guys. The caddies. And Bluffton’s Mark Carens is proof of what a good caddy can do.

The great champions of the game of golf become revered for their athleticism, held up in a pantheon of the sports finest, their names becoming synonymous with the very concept of excellence.

Bob CollarBob Collar works to honor local golfers on the course and off

Bob Collar is an energetic fellow. He walks quickly and talks fast, especially when the subject is the Lowcountry Golf Hall of Fame. That’s his baby.

Collar, 68, started the hall of fame last year to honor the great golfers who have called this area home or whose work has elevated the game.

In a ceremony in early February, the Carolinas PGA awarded Heidi Wright-Tennyson one of its highest honors, naming the longtime Moss Creek Club head professional as its 2015 PGA Golf Professional of the Year.

“[I was] shocked, honored and humbled. The Carolinas is a tremendous section with countless tenured and talented professionals,” says Wright-Tennyson, who was nominated by her peers within the organization. “[It] makes one very proud of what you have done with your career.”

GOLFWEEK

Three local golf courses were listed among Golfweek magazine’s 2016 rankings of the “Best Courses You Can Play in South Carolina.”  Sea Pines Resort’s Harbour Town Golf Links, which hosts the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, was listed No. 2 in the state, behind the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort.

Savannah SteamThe Savannah Steam have signed a lease agreement with the 8,800-seat Savannah Civic Center for the upcoming 2016 American Indoor Football season. The Steam play in the Southern Division of the American Indoor Football League and look to reward the fans with a fast-paced, fun-filled, family-friendly football.

Zach PolkFormer Hilton Head Christian Academy student Zach Polk recently won the long jump competition at the Big East Indoor Track & Field Championships in Staten Island, New York. Competing as a sophomore for Xavier University, Polk jumped 7.18 meters on his final jump to secure his first collegiate victory.

KHALIL SINGLETONThe Hilton Head Baseball Association recently honored the life of former player Khalil Singleton, an 8-year-old Hilton Head Island boy who was tragically shot and killed by a stray bullet in a 2012 gunfight.

fishing tournamentA new fishing tournament is set for April 3-4 at Hampton Lake in Bluffton. The tournament is focused on active-duty military personnel, combat-wounded troops and medically-discharged service members and is hosted by the Lowcountry Foundation for Wounded Military Heroes. Boats used in the tournament are being donated by Hampton Lake residents.

Tim MossGolf professional Tim Moss died March 9 at his residence in Bluffton. He was 66. As a 40-year resident of Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, Moss was well-known throughout the South Carolina golfing community, having worked as a PGA master teaching professional at several local courses.