DISC GOLF POPULARITY CONTINUES TO GROW ACROSS THE LOWCOUNTRY

If you’re looking for a new hobby that involves the outdoors, some friendly competition and a little exercise, disc golf might be right for you. It might not be as popular or as well-known as traditional golf, but there are opportunities to play disc golf in the Lowcountry.

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The Heritage Classic Foundation has unveiled a new fundraiser to benefit its scholarship program. The Tartan Club was first introduced in 1999, but was reinvented in 2013 when the foundation created the Champions Club.

Membership in the Tartan Club is open to individuals who share a desire to help others by giving to charity and who have a fondness for the game of golf. 

THE CROSS-POLLINATION OF TENNIS AND BADMINTON PRODUCES SOMETHING AMAZING IN PICKLEBALL

Many residents of the Lowcountry are getting hooked on pickles, but it’s not the kind you find in a jar. It’s the growing sport of pickleball, a more forgiving cousin of tennis seasoned with a few other sports to create something truly unique.

In the Lowcountry, Sun City Hilton Head is ground zero for the burgeoning pickleball scene.  Sun City’s club started in 2005 with fewer than 100 members and has grown to more than several hundred participants. Its members participate in tournaments around the state and around the southern region.

TREND-SETTING HYBRID OF GOLF AND CROQUET FINDS A NEW HOME AT THE SEA PINES RESORT

You’ve heard of golf. You’ve heard about croquet. But what about golf croquet?

You may not have heard of it, but The Sea Pines Resort is setting the trend for this up-and coming sport, offering the game up as the newest activity in the resort’s ever-expanding roster of family-friendly activities.

ON THE PGA TOUR CIRCUIT, JEFF MAGGERT WAS A TRUE STAR, WINNING THREE TOURNAMENTS AND MORE THAN $20 MILLION ON THE HIGHLY COMPETITIVE MAJOR PROFESSIONAL TOUR.

This year, Maggert is emerging as a superstar on the Champions Tour. He has won four tournaments on the senior leg for those 50 or older, including two majors at the Regions Tradition and the Senior U.S. Open.

 

If you’re going to play high school sports in Beaufort County, you better be ready to be drug tested.

It’s a weird thing to say and a crazy concept to comprehend for many parents and student advocates around the county, but starting this fall, student athletes will be randomly tested at all Beaufort County high schools.

Dan SantorumAt a recent speaking engagement in Canada, Dan Santorum passed along a bit of advice that might come as a surprise given his lengthy list of accolades.

“Never apply for an award,” Santorum told the crowd, “because you’ll never be disappointed, and if you do get an award it will be a pleasant surprise.”

As the fall approaches, so does the promise of crisp, Lowcountry evenings under Friday night lights. For some area football teams, a new season means a new era. For others, it’s a chance to keep building from an already firm foundation.

Last season started and ended with some turbulence as Bluffton High School saw its first game go to forfeiture and Hilton Head Christian Academy said goodbye to its head coach. But local football coaches feel only excitement and hope as the first days of practice and first steps onto the field creep closer and closer.

IF THE FIELD FOR THIS YEAR'S PLAYERS AMATEUR SEEMS ESPECIALLY TOUGH, THAT'S BECAUSE IT TENDS TO HAPPEN IN ODD YEARS — BETTER KNOWN IN AMATEUR GOLF CIRCLES AS WALKER CUP YEARS.

The world's best amateurs will tee up in the Lowcountry for the 16th consecutive year when the Players Amateur moves to Berkeley Hall Club’s North Course for the first time from July 9-12, and with Walker Cup invitations likely hanging in the balance, the competition should be as steamy as a South Carolina summer.