Recreation Calendar, August 8

info@islandpacket.comAugust 8, 2012 

All phone numbers are area code 843 unless otherwise listed.


CROQUET CLINICS: What: Croquet Clinics available by appointment; Where: Port Royal Croquet Club Lawn Court; When: 1 p.m. on Monday afternoons; Notes: Chance to become a member of the Port Royal Croquet Club; Information: Call 298-6566, ask for Russ Rymer or call Port Royal Plantation at 681-1771.


KICKIN' ASPHALT BICYCLE CLUB: What: A bicycle touring club for riders of all ages, abilities and experience levels; Note: Each ride for has 20- or 40-mile option; Information: Call 384-1808 or


BEAUFORT SPORTFISHING AND DIVING CLUB MEETING: When: Aug. 9; Where: Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, Lady's Island; Time: Social at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m.; Notes: Brian Frazier of SCDNR will give a presentation on sharks. He will discuss identification techniques, highlighting those that can be kept and those that must be released. A discussion will be held on specific shark fishing locations in local waters. No reservations needed. Guests are welcome. Information: Call Capt. Frank Gibson at 522-2020.


ULTIMATE FRISBEE PRACTICE: When: 5:30 p.m. Sundays and 6 p.m. Wednesdays; Where: Chaplin Park, Hilton Head Island; Notes: Guys and girls of all levels welcome; Information: call 290-0804 or e-mail


PEP TOURNAMENT: What: Tournament to benefit Programs for Exceptional People; Where: Crescent Pointe Golf Club, Bluffton; When: 9 a.m., Sept. 14; Cost: $125 per person or $400 per foursome; Format: Scramble; Notes: Includes all golf fees, lunch and prizes. No handicap necessary. Information: Call Hal Wieland at 681-8413 or email

THIRD ANNUAL LT. DAN CLASSIC: Where: Sanctuary Golf Club at Cat Island; When: 11 a.m., Sept. 14 (registration begins at 9:30 a.m.); Format: Four-person scramble; Cost: $80 per person before Aug. 14, $100 after; Notes: Golfers may enter individually or as a team. A wounded warrior golfer or single golfers may be added to each team to make foursomes. Registration limited to first 110 entries. Lunch, snacks, beverages and prizes. Contests and raffle. Mulligans will be sold. Sponsorships available. Information: Call 379-8877 or 473-5165, or email

BRITISH OPEN PUB JUNIOR GOLF CAMP: What: Introduction to the rules and etiquette of golf; Who: Ages 7 and up; Where: Old South Golf Links; When: 1-5 p.m. Thursdays, June 12-Aug. 14; Cost: $65 per day (includes clubs, snacks, drinks and USGA rulebook); Note: Two hours of instruction and two hours of course play per day. Class taught by certified professionals; 4-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio. Registration: Go to or visit the Hilton Head Rec Center, 20 Wilborn Rd. Information: Call Old South at 785-5353 or the Island Rec Center at 681-7273.

BRITISH OPEN PUB JUNIOR GOLF CLINIC: What: Introduction to the rules and etiquette of golf; Who: Ages 6 and up; Where: Old South Golf Links; When: 10:30 a.m. to noon, Tuesdays, June 12-Aug. 14; Cost: $25 per day (includes clubs, snacks and drinks); Note: Class taught by certified professionals; 4-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio. Registration: Go to or visit the Hilton Head Rec Center, 20 Wilborn Rd. Information: Call Old South at 785-5353 or the Island Rec Center at 681-7273.

FREE GOLF EXHIBITION: Where: Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort; When: Mondays, 4-5 p.m.; Notes: Doug Weaver, director of Instruction at the Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy, conducts a weekly 45-minute golf clinic and demonstration entitled "Where Does the Power Come From?" at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Center at Palmetto Dunes. Free and open to the public. Information: Call 785-1138 or e-mail

PALMETTO DUNES JUNIOR CLASSES: What: Instruction and games focusing on mastering the fundamentals of golf, etiquette and rules; When: 10-11 a.m. Monday through Friday; 4-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; Where: Robert Trent Jones Golf Course; Cost: $25 per class; Registration/Information: Call 785-1138.

PALMETTO DUNES ADVANCED JUNIOR SESSIONS: What: Play with the pro and learn as you go; When: 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays; Where: Robert Trent Jones Golf Course; Cost: $90 per session; Registration/Information: Call 785-1138.


SPORTS ACADEMY GYMNASTICS AND DANCE: What: Fall registration for gymnastics and dance; Who: Ages 1 and up; When: Fall classes start Aug. 20; Where: Sports Academy Gymnastics and Dance, 20 Maxine Lane, Beaufort; Notes: Gymnastics and dance classes for children of all ages, as well as an after-school program. Information: Go to


BACK-TO-SCHOOL CLASSES: What: McElroy's Martial Arts Academy karate classes; Who: Ages 5-14; When: Wednesdays, 6-6:45 p.m.; Where: Island Rec Center, 20 Wilborn Rd., Hilton Head Island; Cost: $50 deposit by July 1/balance of $209 paid July 9; Registration Deadline: Sept. 5; Registration/Information: Call McElroy's Martial Arts Academy at 816-0153 or email


BEAUFORT COUNTY PALS AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM: What: Registration for Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services After-School Program; Who: Kindergarten through fifth grade; Where: Burton Wells Recreation Center in Beaufort and Buckwalter Recreation Center in Bluffton; Cost: $75 per month, extra fees will apply for full days of after-school care when school is not in session. Notes: The program is from 3-6 p.m. on school days, and includes homework assistance, arts & crafts, snacks and recreation. Applications can be found at, click "After School"; Information: Call 255-6680 in Beaufort or 255-6710 in Bluffton.

ALL SPORTS CAMP: What: Learn to play a variety of sports; Where: Island Recreation Center, Hilton Head Island; Who: Ages 6-12; When: Monday-Friday, June 13 to Aug. 12; Time: 9 a.m. to noon; Cost: $50/week or $10/day; Notes: Focus on teamwork, fair play and good sportsmanship. Bring swimsuit on Fridays. Registration/Information: Go to, call 681-7273 or visit the Rec Center, 20 Wilborn Rd., Hilton Head Island.


TIDE RIDERS KAYAKING CLUB: What: Monthly kayak trips; Cost: $10 per person per trip; Notes: Club meets once a month to explore new areas and meet new folks. Most trips are between 4-8 miles in length and are accessible to beginning paddlers. There is no fee to join. Send an e-mail to to get on the mailing list. Information: Call Kim Gundler at 525-0810 or go to


BUZZARD ISLAND ADVENTURE RUN: Where: Pinckney Colony, Bluffton; When: 9 a.m., Oct. 7; Cost: Adults $25, Kids 15 and under $15; $5 fee for race-day registration; Format: 2 Mile or 4 Mile; Notes: Course winds through fields, mud and water. Runners will encounter steep bluffs, fences and hay bales. Registration: Online at; Information: Karen Floyd 816-2979.

TURKEY CHASE 5K: Where: Bluffton Oyster Company; When: 8:30 a.m., Nov. 22; Cost: Adults $20, Kids 15 and under $15; $5 additional fee for race-day registration; Notes: The flat and fast course takes runners through the historic areas of downtown Bluffton. Event benefits Huntington's Disease Society of America (; Registration: Online at; Information: Karen Floyd 816-2979.

PALMETTO PACERS WEEKLY RUNS: What: Palmetto Pacers Running Club; Where: Bluffton; When: 8 a.m. Sunday (at Island Bagel Company) and 5:45 p.m. Wednesday (at Squat-n-Gobble); Notes: Each run will consist of a long and short run, typically ranging from 3-5 miles. Information: E-mail


TENNISCLUB OF THE LOW COUNTRY SUMMER CAMPS: Who: Ages 5-18; Where: Rose Hill, Bluffton; When: Through Aug. 10; Times: Little Shots (ages 5-8), 8:30-10:30 a.m.; Hot Shots (ages 8-11) and Big Shots (ages 11-18), 8:30 a.m. to noon; Cost: Little Shots: $145/week, $35/day; Hot Shots and Big Shots: $235/week, $55/day; Notes: Instructors are Gavin Cox, Butch Staples, Mike O'Regan, Jo Cahi and Paul Tollefson. Information: Go to or call 271-6401.

HILTON HEAD ISLAND OPEN: Where: Van Der Meer Shipyard, Hilton Head Island; When: Sept. 7-9; Format: Men's and women's singles and doubles; mixed doubles; Cost: $45 per person for one event, $55 for two events; Notes: Levels 2.5 to Open. Prizes to winners and finalists in any division of 4 or more. Tournament happy hour will be from 4-6 p.m. on May 4-5; Information: Call Jim Stubbs at 785-8388, ext. 1, or email

FREE TENNIS EXHIBITION: Where: Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort; When: Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Notes: Watch world-class tennis during this special courtside Happy Hour at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center. Free and open to the public. Information: Call 800-827-3006 or e-mail

SUNDAY ROUND ROBIN SOCIAL: Where: Chaplin Public Tennis Center; When: Sundays; Time: Sessions 1-3 p.m. and 3-5 p.m.; Fee: Voluntary donation to Public Tennis, Inc. to help cover the cost of two new courts at Chaplin Park; Registration deadline: Play is limited to 36 players per session; Format: Mixed doubles round robin 2.5, 3.0, 3.5; Information: Tim Ryan, 682-3504 or e-mail Include name, USTA level and session preference.

CARDIO TENNIS KIDS: What: Fitness program featuring drills and games; Who: Ages 6-12; Where: Hilton Head Beach & Tennis or Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center; Notes: Cardio Tennis Kids emphasizes movement and fun using music and pedometers. Using age-appropriate equipment, the program aims to develop tennis and athletic skills while improving health and fitness. Each class runs 30-45 minutes, depending on age. Information: Hilton Head Beach & Tennis -- contact Eric Wammock at or 301-2113; Palmetto Dunes -- contact Tapi at 785-1152.

CARDIO TENNIS: Where: Van Der Meer Shipyard Racquet Club, Hilton Head Island; When: 8-9 a.m., Tuesday & Thursday; Cost: $15 per session; Registration/Information: Call 686-8804.

CARDIO TENNIS FOR ADULTS: Where: Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, Hilton Head Island; When: 7:45-8:45 a.m. Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; Cost: $22 per session ($12 for locals); Notes: For players of all abilities. Heart rate monitors will be provided. Classes are instructed by Tapi H

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