Golf notebook, June 5: HHCA's Bryson NImmer set to defend Jimmy Self title

sports@islandpacket.comJune 5, 2014 

Hilton Head Christian Academy and Clemson-bound golfer Bryson Nimmer returns to Greenwood on Monday to defend his title in the Jimmy Self Junior Festival of Flowers at Greenwood Country Club.

The event kicks off the 2014 S.C. Junior Golf Association major championship season and features a 90-player field -- boys and girls -- selected based on the players' performance in their respective high school state championships and Heritage Classic Foundation rankings.

Other area players in the field include Hilton Head Christian golfer and Bluffton resident Trace Crowe, Hilton Head Christian's Anna Eddy, Hilton Head Christian's Matt Lehman, Hilton Head Island High's Travis Mancill, Heritage Academy junior Will Miles, Hardeeville's Jonathan Phillips and Bluffton's Alec Weary.

This is the 19th edition of the 36-hole event. Previous winners include Ben Martin, Lucas Glover, Bill Haas, Kevin Kisner and D.J Trahan.


Mosaic Clubs & Resorts has been retained to manage Hilton Head Island's Bear Creek Golf Club, according to a news release from Mosaic chairman Whitney Crouse.

Mosaic will be responsible for managing all golf operations, membership, dining, accounting and marketing for Bear Creek, a 6,804-yard, par-72 Rees Jones signature course located in Hilton Head Plantation.

Bear Creek was opened in 1980 and underwent a renovation, guided by Jones, in 2006.

Crouse began his career in the golf business on Hilton Head, where he rose to the position of general manager at Wexford Plantation.

"It's an honor for us to assist Bear Creek, a club that boasts a very active membership and great golf course," Crouse said in a release. "It will be particularly rewarding for us to be back in Hilton Head Island and have Mosaic serve as stewards of this great club, one that I loved to play when I lived on the island."


Phil Desjardins hit a hole-in-one May 31 on the second hole at Hidden Cypress Golf Club. He used an 8-iron. Witnesses were Neil Reetz, John Ross and Sam Saloum.

Bob Lamatina hit a hole-in-one May 31 on the third hole at Okatie Creek Golf Club. He used a 3-hybrid. Witnesses were Tony Amadeo, Bill Bymes and Frank Baggetta.

Peter Carlson hit a hole-in-one June 4 on the 18th hole at Moss Creek's South Course. He used a pitching wedge. Witnesses were Bill Ritchie, Terry Reynolds and Lou Natale.

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