Golf

Former NFL, MLB players set to tee off this weekend on Hilton Head Island

Annual celebrity golf tournament begins Friday

sports@islandpacket.comAugust 29, 2013 

Bobby Cremins plays the final round of the Hilton Head Island Celebrity Golf Tournament last year at Harbour Town Golf Links. Cremins is expected to be among the celebrities playing again this weekend.

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Former Georgia Tech and College of Charleston basketball coach Bobby Cremins is among those expected to play in the Hilton Head Island Celebrity Golf Tournament, which starts Friday.

The part-time Hilton Head resident is one of several sports figures listed among the event's celebrities. Others include former San Francisco 49ers defensive back Dwight Hicks, former Chicago Bears receiver Willie Gault, former New York Giants defensive back Mark Collins, former Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Ken Anderson, former Seattle Supersonics guard Gus Williams, and former Major League Baseball players Tony Womack, Reggie Smith and Doug Flynn.

The event begins on Palmetto Dunes' Robert Trent Jones course, moves to Wexford on Saturday and finishes Sunday on Harbour Town Golf Links.

Since its inception in 1979, the event has raised almost $4 million for Lowcountry children's charities, according to its website.

HILTON HEAD ISLAND CELEBRITY GOLF TOURNAMENT

What: Charity golf event matching amateurs with celebrities -- including actors, professional athletes and television personalities

When: Friday-Sunday

Where: Friday at Palmetto Dunes' Robert Trent Jones Course; Saturday at Wexford Plantation; Sunday at Harbour Town Golf Links

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