Meet Mike Overton’s Black Labrador Retriever
With your help and support, a treasured community organization celebrates a decade guiding young players toward better futures.
Local First Tee student Jeep Patrick rallied for an amazing victory at Chechessee Creek Club Championship, but the champion mentality goes far beyond the course.
Individual instruction from coaches like Coach Trudy comes paired with feedback and help from a bevy of volunteers who help kids break down every aspect of their game and sharpen every skill.
“We want everyone’s experience here to be positive. We’re with you not just the day you buy your golf car, but as long as you have it in your garage.”
Ready Fore School: First Tee – The Lowcountry readies for its full slate of fall classes and new ways to help area kids become game changers.
A new initiative that started late this past summer will extend free classes to children of military personnel throughout Beaufort and Jasper counties.
When she came home and told her husband that she wanted to take up golf, he thought she had lost her mind. Nonetheless, Sharon got a used set of clubs, took a few lessons, and they’ve been playing ever since.
As a group of guys who live and breathe bikes, they can not only tell you the best way to get from here to there on two wheels, but they can make sure you get there in comfort and style.
The First Tee – The Lowcountry Is Giving Your Kids A Summer They’ll Never Forget.
We’ve rounded up six of the best activities to do on the water with kids. See if your favorite made the list!
Pockets Full of Sunshine hosts annual event A happy group of 2022 Fun in the Sun for Everyone participants Since 2014, Pockets Full of Sunshine (PFS), 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, has been...
Dorfman Hat $64.95, available at Bennali’s Coastal Wear Brown Dog Duck Socks $15, available at Outside Hilton Head Smathers & Branson Can Cooler $34.50; available at Outside Hilton Head QED...
Grant Backus and his son Grady on Hilton Head Island. The head superintendent for First Tee-The Lowcountry exemplifies the transformative spirit of the organization. The beauty of something like...
Grady Lambert just wanted to run across the country and change some lives. His run was cut short, but his mission has only just begun. Somewhere out there, a miracle happened, and we all missed it....
Swinging into Summer: First Tee – The Lowcountry keeps the fun going long after school lets out with six weeks of summer camps
There are few organizations that can boast the kind of mission that drives First Tee – The Lowcountry. On paper, that mission is fairly straightforward. Through instruction at their Gumtree Road...
Cross That Off Your Bike-It List: Island bike adventure guide Jim “Captain” Hook finishes with milestone ride
It was an easy nickname. He’s Jim Hook, and he’s the captain of the ride, so, Captain Hook it was. Being a captain of a large vacation and tourism bike ride was never part of the plan; he just loved...
“I think we should start a family business,” said a young Taylor Whitehead, son of Rocky and Ginny Whitehead, owner/operators of Rockfish Seafood & Steaks at Bomboras on Hilton Head Island. It...
Local pickleball tourney saving lives by getting people talking about life, loss, love, and surviving addiction
It’s funny how the same thing can seem wildly different to different people. To some, cilantro adds a flourish of herbaceousness to Mexican street food. To others, it tastes like soap. It’s much the same with pickleball.
We already know Hilton Head Island and the surrounding Lowcountry is where the masses migrate for good food and that everyday vacay feel. As the summer winds down, cooler breezes kick up, and...
Meet the men behind the life skills and expert instruction that are changing children’s lives at First Tee — The Lowcountry.
The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina June 13- July 29 ARTSHHI.COM/CAMPS Art Around the World June 13-17 Ages 6–8: 9:30am–12pm Ages 9–14: 12:30–3pm Price: $145 Join us for a fun-filled week of art as...
Meet the folks behind Bluffton’s hottest indoor attraction
Locally owned gym offers a complete array of fitness solutions in a friendly environment sure to keep you coming back for more
Chronic Golf Jeff Smith & Ashley Pemberton 59A New Orleans Rd. Hilton Head Island, SC 29928 (833) 987- GOLF (4653) mychronicgolf.com Open Since: August 2021 How did you get your idea or concept...
AssuredPartners 1323 May River Rd., Suite 101 Bluffton, SC 29910 (843) 706-2438 National Scope, Personal Focus To some people, insurance might just be little more than a piece of paper kept in a...
A Little Wild: How Priscilla Neville found lifelong friends, curious wildlife and a deep disgust for Froot Loops Pop-Tarts on the Appalachian Trail.
It was nighttime on the Appalachian Trail, during a rocky stretch that pinballs between peaks of the Smoky Mountains. The towering Virginia pines held up a sky that was slowly bleeding inky black,...
The New Dawg in Town: The family dining concept the island has been hungry for is unleashed at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina
The biggest question any restaurateur faces is, “Will there be demand?” You can build the finest menu, the most welcoming experience and the most hospitable atmosphere, but ultimately success or failure comes down to the fickle tastes of the dining public.
A New Program Giving Hope Through Exercise: Island fitness guru turns attention to battling debilitating disease
Fitness is personal. It’s the one thing above all that Heath Babb has learned in his three-decade journey in the fitness industry. There has to be a drive, an inner reason, and any program that truly achieves results tailors the plan specifically to a client’s needs and goals.
Since Hilton Head Island Bicycle Advisory Committee’s (BAC) formation in 2011, the volunteer organization has focused on promoting cycling, improving the town’s bike-pedestrian infrastructure, and...
Of course, you came to Hilton Head Island for the beach and maybe golf, tennis or pickleball. But what else is there to do? Plenty! Whether it’s tooling around town on a bike, flying through the trees on a zipline, racing a go-kart, reeling in your supper, dolphin watching, kayaking, paddle boarding, playing putt-putt golf, or riding a horse … beyond the beach, a colossal outdoor playground awaits.
Every guy deserves a dedicated space at home to be himself, relax, entertain his buddies with billiards or TV, or pursue some other passion. Plus, it seems that when it comes to stress recovery, men benefit from withdrawing a bit more than women do. A recent university study found that men’s cortisol levels dropped significantly when they had more solo leisure time in their own homes. Also, a poll conducted by houzz.com revealed that more than one-third of homes have a dedicated man cave, so it seems to be a sound investment of space and money.
Two-Wheelin’ Fun: Ride your bicycle on Hilton Head Island without taking an unscheduled tour of the ER.
Summer has arrived! Grab the sunscreen, hit the beach, light up the BBQ grill, fill the cooler, or hop on your bike—all things we do to celebrate the days of summer without even thinking. Actually, though, we do need to put some thought into biking safely, sharing the space and showing courtesy to others on our leisure paths and roads.
Sign of the Times: Under the steady hand of Captain Tom Doyle, Commander Zodiac sails toward the future.
For the time being, we’re going to assume that you don’t need to be told what Commander Zodiac is. This is, after all, an operation that shepherded countless people across the waves toward life-long memories every day for 34 years in South Beach Marina. If you’re one of the lucky few who grew up on the island, you may have even spent a summer or two working for its captain, Tom Doyle. If you’re one of the many who came here on vacation and never left, that decision may have well been made aboard one of their signature rafts.
The Boulware name in the South Carolina pulls some weight; in fact, in many circles, it is synonymous with the name Pinckney, both of which have been making history in this part of the country for a very long time. Today’s generation is no exception.
The new Toptracer Range offers a high-tech way to improve your game and enjoy a competitive night out with friends.
CycleBar blends the dance club experience with a pulse-pounding workout for the most fun you’ll ever have breaking a sweat
Look, we get it. We’ve all been through this past year, and we know what it did to your fitness goals. First it was the COVID 19, and by that we don’t mean the virus, but the 19 pounds you gained in lockdown.
Get Fired Up at Burn Boot Camp Bluffton: Hot new franchise offers workouts designed to ignite health transformation, empower women
A fist pump, a high-five, a cheer, a shout-out … sometimes a simple gesture can be the encouragement you need to run a little faster, lift a little extra, finish the race or complete the round. At Burn Boot Camp Bluffton, it’s that full-on enthusiasm and support that keeps participants coming back for more—that and the phenomenal results they are getting from the balanced workouts, nutritional guidance, and mindset coaching.
Well folks, we’ve made it to 2021. Let’s not screw it up.
We’re kicking this issue off with the gym—which is exactly where you should be on January 2. (I’ll give you January 1 to just sit at home hungover eating black-eyed peas.)
Let’s be honest. The abundance of gyms, workouts and fitness options can be overwhelming, especially to someone who is a beginner, new to the area, or even just scrolling through social media. That’s why keeping things simple, user-friendly and goal- and lifestyle-oriented are the cornerstones at LAVA 24 Fitness on Hilton Head Island.
Twenty years ago, if you had told Lorrie Lancaster, owner of Aerial Elements in Bluffton, that she would be teaching aerial silks and performing aerial arts with skills like those she’d seen in Cirque du Soleil, she’d have told you that you were crazy.
If you really want to learn about anything, you should take notes from those at the top of their game.
That’s exactly what we did this month as we interviewed eight local golf professionals who represent some of the best clubs in the Lowcountry. In addition to the CH2 girls getting a lesson from each (see the video on our Facebook page), we chatted with the pros about where they like to play golf, which club they like using the best and what tournament is the most fun to watch.
On Course to Live the Dream: After a decorated junior and collegiate career, Bluffton’s Bryson Nimmer is scoring wins en route to PGA stardom
Even when you’re a first-team All-American and ACC Player of the Year and have a family name synonymous with success like Bryson Nimmer, there is no magical fast pass to PGA Tour fame. To earn stardom among thousands of wannabe legends, the 23-year-old Bluffton native knows he must first surrender to the process—one to two years on development tours (the PGA’s minor leagues), constant travel, and Monday PGA Tour qualifier pressure cookers, fighting for a big-league tee time in tourney fields full of teen phenoms and 50-year-old former stars.
The Lens Man Behind an Online Golf Revolution: Odds are if you’ve watched a golf instruction video online, Dave Lavery crafted it.
Dave Lavery was a known commodity in the Lowcountry creative community long before he had the best five-minute meeting of his life. He’s had news footage on every national network, won a litany of awards for his commercials and short films, and impressed national brands and worldwide celebrities with his videography.
On paper, First Tee exists to teach young people the game of golf. But then again, on paper, the game of golf is just putting a ball into a tiny hole. Like so many things, it’s not about the goal, but how you get there.
In times like these, there is nothing more important than self-care. To truly get your heart and mind balanced, you can turn to a psychiatrist. To ease your anxieties and calm your nerves, you can turn to a pharmacist. To share your concerns and get a second opinion on your life’s journey, you can turn to a friend.
Joining the Club: Amid the pandemic, more and more of us are enjoying the golf cart lifestyle on offer at Club Car
The side effects of the COVID-19 virus itself are numerous and well-known, but the side effects of the actual pandemic—the mandated lock-downs, the social distancing, awkward elbow-bump greetings—are only just becoming known. And they are fascinating.
If it ever feels too crowded on land, get out on the water. Well over half our local area is comprised of wetlands—marshes, rivers, creeks, beaches, little islands and freshwater swamps—and for the...
The soul of South Carolina’s Lowcountry rests comfortably on the shoulders of one of its own. Native islander and master fisherman Captain Trent Malphrus wakes each day with a grateful to-do list...