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.”


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.

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.


The odds of being deemed a match for someone in need of a bone marrow transplant are slim, and the chances of it happening to two student-athletes on the same small college campus are even less likely.

But lightning has struck twice at the University of South Carolina Beaufort.

Plans to convert Daufuskie Island’s Bloody Point Golf Course into buildings and a 60-room inn were recently approved by Beaufort County’s planning commission. Course owner Brian McCarthy purchased the property in 2011 and spent $2 million to restore the golf course.

Junior HeritageBlustery and cold conditions greeted the field at Heron Point and Harbour Town Golf Links for the 2016 Sea Pines Junior Heritage. Conditions were extremely tough on the 84 competitors, as wind gusted up to 25 miles an hour and temperatures hovered at 45 degrees.

Eight past champions have committed to the 48th annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing. Five-time champion and Ryder Cup Captain Davis Love III and two two-time champions Stewart Cink and Boo Weekley headline the list of past champs. They are joined by Glen Day, Justin Leonard and Carl Pettersson.


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. 


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.