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Heritage notebook: 'Willie' busy in days ahead

The Heritage Classic Foundation will continue its "Willie at Work" promotion by bringing the tournament's icon to various points around Harbour Town Golf Links and the Sea Pines Resort.

Willie, the plaid-clad golfer who acts as the tournament's mascot, will appear during today's PGA Tour Wives Golf Classic, help with Coca-Cola Youth Day activities, cruise Calibogue Sound on a "party boat," visit the Patriots Outpost and assist in closing ceremonies, according to a news release.

He also will appear at the following times and places:


  • 1:45 to 3 p.m. -- Courier players from 18th green to clubhouse

  • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. -- Main gate of Sea Pines Resort
  • Noon to 1 p.m. -- Heritage Classic Foundation booth

  • 10 to 11:30 a.m. -- Sea Pines Montessori concession stand on 10th hole
  • Noon to 1 p.m. - Directing traffic at intersection of Greenwood and Plantation drives
  • 2 to 3 p.m. - Working as sound man with CBS Sports

  • 12:30 to 2 p.m. - Judging Tartan Day activities

  • 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. - Working skybox security at 17th green

    PGA Tour player Troy Merritt and amateur teammates Camp Segars, David Land, Spencer Webster and Jim Woodring won Monday's Harbour Town Cup Pro-Am with a better-ball score of 53, two shots better than the next two teams.

    Stephen Ames and teammates Michael Daly, Keith Brownlie, Tom Thomasma and Hank Johnston came in second, winning a scorecard playoff over Beaufort resident Mark Anderson's team of Ned Castleberry, Bob Mang, Tom Taylor and Jeff Kopet was third.


    Renowned golf instructor Stan Utley is holding a clinic in Arizona this week, but that won't stop him from sharing swing tips with fans at the Heritage.

    Utley will be available for virtual swing tips using cutting-edge videoconferencing technology at the Vu TelePresence tent in the Liberty Oak Expo area. During the virtual golf clinics, individuals will be able to demonstrate their short game swing and receive immediate feedback from Utley, who recently was rated the No. 6 golf instructor in America by Reader's Digest.

    The virtual clinics will take place from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday.

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