Recreation Calendar, Sept. 4

All phone numbers are area code 843 unless otherwise listed.


A list of local college alumni club meeting/football game viewing sites:

  • Michigan -- Vic's Tavern in Pineland Station, Hilton Head Island; Information: Call Bill Raisch at 843-671-2953.
  • Michigan State -- Callahan's Sports Bar, Hilton Head Island; Information: Call Larry Cygan at 843-689-3265.
  • Nebraska -- Reilley's North End Pub, Hilton Head Island; Information: Call 843-681-4153 or email Steve Riley at
  • Notre Dame -- Hinchey's Chicago Bar and Grill, Hilton Head Island; Information: Call Bob Hinchey at 843-686-5959.

    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

    PRINCE WILLIAM CYCLE TOUR: What: 62-mile or 35-mile bicycle ride through the country roads of Prince William Parish; Where: Ride begins and ends at Buckfield Plantation in Yemassee; When: Oct. 22; Cost: $35 per rider before Oct. 1, $45 after; Notes: This is not a race. The 2nd annual ride is sponsored by the Yemassee Revitalization Corporation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to restore and beautify downtown Yemassee. Packet pick-up is 4-7 p.m. Oct. 21 or 6:30-7:30 am on day of ride. An after-ride lunch will be served on the grounds of the plantation. All riders must be at least 16 years of age. Early registration for the event guarantees each rider a T-shirt, cue sheet, historical map, lunch and beverages. Information: Call Emily Ratliff at 441-7402 or email


    BEAUFORT SPORTFISHING AND DIVING CLUB MEETING: When: Sept. 8; Where: Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club, Lady's Island. Time: Social at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m.; Notes: The club's Female Angler of the year, Carol Currin, will be the guest speaker. Her topic will be inshore fishing from a female perspective and what is expected of your fishing partner. 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


    CELEBRITY GOLF TOURNAMENT: What: 31st annual Hilton Head Island Celebrity Golf Tournament; When: Sept. 2-4; Where: Palmetto Dunes' Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course (Sept. 2), Colleton River's Dye Course (Sept. 3), Harbour Town Golf Links (Sept. 4); Format: Shamble; Notes: Variety of customizable sponsor and guest packages. Among the celebrities scheduled to participate: Food Network's Robert Irvine, supermodel Kim Alexis, former NFL QBs Ken Anderson and Mark Malone, college basketball coach Bobby Cremins, NFL wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad. Event benefits 20 children's charities in the Lowcountry. Information: Go to or call Kim Capin or Carol Kavanaugh at 842-7711.

    TRAVEL BASEBALL FUNDRAISING TOURNAMENT: What: Event to benefit the Blaze 13U and Tides 9U travel baseball teams; Where: Eagle's Pointe Golf Club, Bluffton; When: 1 p.m., Sept. 10; Cost: $65 per player ($195 per team); Format: 3-Man Scramble; Notes: Includes greens fees, range, carts, raffles, prizes, reception after-party; Information: Call Kevin Morgan at 816-1673 or Joe Lucchesi at 384-6183.

    LT. DAN CLASSIC: Where: Legends Golf Course at Parris Island; When: 10 a.m., Sept. 16 (registration begins at 9 a.m.); Format: Four-person scramble; Cost: $70 per person before Aug. 29, $80 after; Notes: Golfers may enter individually or as a 2-person, 3-person or 4-person team. A wounded warrior golfer or single golfers may be added to each team to make foursomes. Lunch, snacks, beverages and prizes. Contests and raffle. Mulligans will be sold. Pick up an entry form at your local golf course. Information: Call 379-8877 or email

    WEICHERT CHARITY GOLF & TENNIS TOURNAMENT: Where: Rose Hill Golf and Tennis Club, Bluffton; When: 10 a.m., Sept. 17; Cost: Golf $85, Tennis $40; Registration deadline: Sept. 15; Format: Captain's Choice Best Ball; Notes: Hole Sponsorships Available. Infomation: Contact Maureen at 341-3700 or

    CURRY CUP CHARITY TOURNAMENT: When: Sept. 17; Where: Country Club of Hilton Head; Time: Check-in from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., shotgun start 1 p.m.; Format: Modified scramble; Cost: $150 per player or $600 for team of 4; Registration Deadline: May 31; Notes: All profits go directly to helping a family that has experienced a life-altering tragedy. All participants receive a gift package. Chances at prizes. Awards reception and dinner following play. The Club Division-winning team will earn the Curry Cup Trophy for their local golf club. For sponsorship opportunities, call Tom Curry Jr. at 784-7104 or e-mail Registration: Go to

    HABITAT FOR HUMANITY TOURNAMENT: What: 14th annual Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity Tournament; Where: Oldfield Golf Club; When: Sept. 19; Time: Registration starts at 10 a.m.; Cost: $150 per player, includes golf, box lunch, beverages, gift bag and buffet dinner; Notes: Lowcountry dinner and live auction after play. Auction items include a trip for two to Pebble Beach with three rounds of golf and VIP hospitality package. Registration:; Information: Call Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity at 757-5864 or Joan Sherwood at 342-8003 or send email to

    FRIENDS OF CALLAWASSIE CHARITY TOURNAMENT: When: 9 a.m., Sept. 19; Where: Callawassie Island Club; Format: Two-person, modified Pinehurst; Cost: $135 per player; Notes: Tournament has raised nearly $325,000 for organizations in Beaufort and Jasper counties. Field will be limited to 60 two-person teams. Awards luncheon to follow play. Registration/Information: Call tournament chairman David Denton at 987-1017, the Callawassie Island Club Pro Shop at 987-2161, or go to

    KIWANIS CLUB OF BEAUFORT TOURNAMENT: What: 16th annual scholarship golf tournament; When: 8:30 a.m., Sept. 24; Where: Fripp Island Resort, Ocean Point Course; Format: 4-player captain's choice; Cost: $85 per player, includes play, beverages and lunch; Notes: Door prizes will be given. Hole sponsorships available for $300. Play limited to first 30 teams. Registration/information: Applications available at Call Fred Krum at 524-7155 or email for information.

    BRITISH OPEN PUB AFTER-SCHOOL JUNIOR GOLF PROGRAM: Where: Old South Golf Links; When: Mondays, Sept. 26-Oct. 24; Time: 4-5:30 p.m. Who: Grades 1 & up; Cost: $25 per week or $100 for five-lesson series; Notes: Includes snack, drink and USGA Rules Book. Clubs and balls included. Registration/Information: Go to, stop by the Island Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd. or call 681-7273.

    TOM WERNER MEMORIAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT: What: Inaugural tournament to benefit Wounded Warriors Project and Veterans' Victory House in Walterboro; When: Oct. 8; Time: 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. shotgun start; Where: Port Royal Golf Club, Robbers Row Course; Cost: $120 per player, includes golf, cart, shirt, two mulligans and dinner at Elks Lodge; Deadline: Sept. 23; Notes: Prizes for first- and second-place teams. Raffles and door prizes. Information: Call 681-7460 or email

    FRIENDS OF BLUFFTON DOG PARKS TOURNAMENT: What: Inaugural tournament to benefit efforts to build a dog part in Bluffton; Where: Rose Hill Plantation; When: 9 a.m., Octt. 15 (registration at 8 a.m.); Cost: $75 per person or $225 for a four-player team, includes tickets for food and beverage; Format: Scramble; Notes: Prizes will include tickets to a Jacksonville Jaguars game and gift certificates to local golf stores and restaurants; Registration:; Information: Call William Grooms at 422-8857 or send email to

    FORE THE TROOPS TOURNAMENT: What: Inaugural tournament to benefit wounded veterans; When: 10 a.m., Oct. 19; Where: Bear Creek Golf Course, Indigo Run Plantation, Hilton Head Island; Cost: $150 per player, $600 per foursome; Notes: All proceeds from the tournament will go directly to the Wounded Warrior Project. Donation, volunteer, and sponsorship opportunities are available. Registration/Information: Contact Steve Breen at 681-1414 or to to

    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. 17; Where: Sports Academy Gymnastics and Dance, 20 Maxine Lane, Beaufort; Notes: Gymnastics classes for mommy and me, preschool, school age, advanced and team. Dance clasess include preschool, ballet, tap, and hip-hop. Information: Call 846-1804 or go to


    BEGINNER VOLLEYBALL CLINIC: What: Intro to basic volleyball strategy; Who: Ages 8 & up; When: 6:30-7:30 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays, Sept. 12-Oct. 20; Cost: $100; Notes: Skills, drills and fun games. Clinic is limited to the first 30 students. Registration/Information: Go to, stop by the Island Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd. or call 681-7273.

    LAX DOG LACROSSE: What: Skills, drills and casual games; Who: Grades 3-8; Where: Island Rec Center; When: Sundays, Sept. 13 to Oct. 23; Times: Noon-1:15 p.m. (Grades 6-8), 1:30-2:45 p.m. (Grades 3-5); Cost: $65 (includes jersey); Notes: Players must have NOSCAE-approved helmet in white, lacrosse gloves, lacrosse elbow pads, lacrosse shoulder pads, stick, cleats, and mouth guard. Equipment rental available. Registration/Information: Go to, stop by the Island Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd. or call 681-7273.

    GIRLS ISLAND LACROSSE ASSOCIATION: What: Skills, drills and fun games; Who: Grades 1-8; When: 1-3 p.m., Sundays, Sept. 11-Oct. 23; Cost: $65 (includes jersey); Notes: Improve lacrosse fundamentals and learn game strategies. All skill levels welcome. Grouped with other players of similar age, abilities and goals. Must have lacrosse equipment. Registration/Information: Go to, stop by the Island Rec Center at 20 Wilborn Rd. or call 681-7273.


    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


    MCELROY'S MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY KIDS CLASSES: Where: Body Max Gym, Moss Creek Village, Bluffton; When: Classes start Sept. 10; Notes: Students must pre-register with a $25 reservation fee for uniform, equipment and classes. Number of students limited. Registration/Information: Call 816-0153.

    TAE KWON DO CLASSES: Where: Wardle Family YMCA, Beaufort; When: Mondays and Fridays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Who: All ages; Notes: Class is taught by 2nd degree black belt Tim Snyder. Try one class for free before deciding whether to join. Information: Call 522-9622.


    Hilton Head Island Bridge Run: What: 20th annual Hargray Hilton Head Island Bridge Run 10K & 5K; When: 8 a.m., Oct. 23; Where: Crossings Park; Notes: 10-kilometer and 5-kilometer races take runners over the Broad Creek on the Cross Island Parkway. All participants receive a T-shirt. Post-race party and award ceremony with refreshments, music and door prizes. Event has raised more than $34,000 for the Area 8 Special Olympics and The Children's Relief Fund. Registration/Information: Go to or call 757-8520.

    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


    TENNIS FOR TICKETS: What: Tournament to provide active enlisted troops with tickets to the Lt. Dan Concert on Sept. 16 in Beaufort. Where: Belfair Plantation, Bluffton; When: Sept. 7; WD 3.0 and 3.5 from 9:30-11:30 a.m., WD 3.5 and 4 from noon to 2 p.m.; Sept. 9, 5-7 p.m. for mixed doubles; Cost: Minimum donation of $20 per person; Format: Round Robin; Notes: Plenty of partners available. Lunch served at 11:30 a.m. for Sept. 7 participants. Food, beer/wine after Sept. 9 matches. Tennis mulligans available for purchase. Registration/Information: Call Judy Larkin at 689-3685 or email; or call Charlene Miller at 706-2683 or emial

    QUICKSTART TENNIS: What: Tennis instruction for ages 5-12; Where: Beaufort High School tennis courts; When: Sept. 10, Sept. 25 and Oct. 8; Cost: $13 per session; Notes: The QuickStart format features smaller courts, shorter nets and lower compression balls. Beaufort High School coach David Riedmayer, JV coach Chris Riedy and members of the high school tennis team will instruct the sessions, which will be held from 10-11 a.m. or 3-4 p.m. each day. Information: Contact David Riedmayer at 321-0381 or

    FRIPP ISLAND TOURNAMENT: What: Round robin matches; When: 9-11 a.m., Sept. 10; Where: Fripp Island Racquet Club; Cost: $10; Notes: The $10 court fees will be donated to the Independence Fund for our severely wounded veterans. Food and beverages will be available. Information: Contact Charles Davis at 838-1108 or

    WEICHERT CHARITY GOLF & TENNIS TOURNAMENT: Where: Rose Hill Golf and Tennis Club, Bluffton; When: 10 a.m., Sept. 17; Cost: Golf $85, Tennis $40; Registration deadline: Sept. 15; Format: Captain's Choice Best Ball; Notes: Hole Sponsorships Available. Infomation: Contact Maureen at 341-3700 or

    TENNIS FOR ALZHEIMER'S: When: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 25; Where: Bluffton High School tennis courts; Information: Coach Bob Brown, whose mother, Jenny, died of Alzheimer's in 2002, will conduct a day of lessons, ball machine use and match play; Cost: Donations encouraged to; Registration: To reserve a 30-minute lesson, a match with a Bobcats player or court time with a ball machine, contact Brown at 290-2833.

    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