Recreation Calendar, Oct. 16

All phone numbers are area code 843 unless otherwise listed.


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

  • Clemson (north) -- Hecklers Unique Sports Grille, 2121 Boundary Street (Suite 100), Beaufort; Information: Call Gene Darby at 843-321-2101.
  • 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.
  • Ohio State -- Mangiamo, Hilton Head Island; Information: Call Brian Bambeck at 843-682-2444.
  • Penn State -- Okatie Ale House; Information: Call Bill Nicol at 843-671-4721.

    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


    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


    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.

    BRITISH OPEN PUB/OLD SOUTH MONDAY TOURNAMENTS: Where: Old South Golf Links; When: Mondays, starting Sept. 26; Time: 4 p.m. Format: ABCD Shamble; Cost: $30; Registration deadline: 3 p.m. Mondays; Notes: Nine-hole tournament. Portion of proceeds benefit the British Open Pub After-School Junior Golf Program. Cost includes free draught at British Open pub and appetizers. Prizes paid in British Open Pub gift cards. Registration/Information: Sign up at Old South Golf Links or at the British Open Pub.

    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 go to

    NOTRE DAME CLUB OUTING: What: 14th annual event to raise funds for the Notre Dame Club's local scholarship fund; When: Nov. 7, 12:30 p.m.; Where: Sea Pines Country Club; Format: Four person best-ball scramble; Cost: $125 per player, $115 per player for couples, $45 for dinner only; Notes: Contests, auction, door and raffle prizes. Hole sponsorships available. Cocktails at 5:15 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Information: Call Dick O'Donnell at 422-2418.

    AMERICAN LEGION POST 205 SCHOLARSHIP GOLF TOURNAMENT: Where: Hilton Head Lakes; When: Nov. 12; Time: Registration 10 a.m., golf 11 a.m.; Format: 2-person scramble; Cost: $70 per player, includes cookout and drinks; Registration: Mail payment to American Legion Post 205, P.O. Box 2376, Bluffton, SC, 29910; Notes: Hole sponsorships available; Information: Call Mike Miranda at 757-6811 or 304-4895.

    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


    PADDLEFEST 2011: What: 3- and 6-mile races; Where: Hunting Island State Park; When: 1 p.m., Nov. 5; Notes: Various categories and age divisions. Event is open to kayakers, canoers or stand-up paddlers. Proceeds directly benefit Friends of Hunting Island. Registration: Online through Nov. 2 at, or in person at Higher Ground, 2121 Boundary Street, Ste. 101, Beaufort; Information: Call Higher Ground of the Lowcountry at 379-4327, send an email to or go to

    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


    SOGO GOSHIN-DO CLASSES: What: Martial arts program offered by Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services; Where: Bluffton Recreation Center, 61B Ulmer Road; When: Tuesdays and Thursdays; Time: Beginners 5:30-6 p.m., Intermediate 6-7 p.m., Advanced 7-7:50 p.m.; Cost: $80/month or $12/class; Notes: Cindy Conklin, a martial artist with more than 30 years of experience, will teach the course. Information: Call Cindy Conklin at 683-4438 or go to

    MCELROY'S MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY CLASSES: Where: Cynergy Fitness, 102 Buckwalter Pkwy, #3EE, Bluffton; When: Classes start Oct. 12; Time: Kids classes 5:30-6:15 p.m. Wednesdays and 9-9:45 a.m. Saturdays; Adult/MMA classes 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays and 9:45 a.m. Saturdays; 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.


    LADY SEAHAWKS HEALTH & FITNESS EXPO: What: Fundraiser for Hilton Head High girls sports teams; When: Oct. 22; Where: Hilton Head Island Community Stadium; Classes: 8:30-9 a.m. -- boot camp with Joni Colburn; 9:15-9:45 a.m. -- football obstacle training with coach LJ Bush; 10-10:30 a.m. -- kickboxing with Powerhouse Gym; 10:45-11:15 a.m. -- Zumba with Powerhouse Gym; Cost: $20 for adult, $10 for students or teachers; Registration: Tickets available at Hilton Head High or register morning of event.

    BATTLE OF THE BAGS CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT: What: Fundraising event for the University of South Carolina Beaufort athletics department; When: 9 a.m., Oct. 22-23; Where: The park next to the Mall at Shelter Cove, Hilton Head Island; Cost: $100 per team; Notes: Double-elimination format. Top prize is $1500 and a custom set of cornhole boards, 2nd place wins $750 and 3rd wins $250. Teams eliminated on Saturday can buy back in for $50 for a Sunday single-elimination 50/50 prize pool tournament. Registration: Call Kelley at 208-8067 or email Information: Go to

    BEAUFORT JASPER ACTIVE ADULT CHALLENGE REGISTRATION: What: Registration for Olympic-style senior games; Who: Beaufort and Jasper county residents over 50; Registration deadline: Sept. 23; Notes: Event was formerly known as the Beaufort County Senior Games. Event runs Oct. 21 to Nov. 4. Track & field, swimming, golf, cycling, softball, tennis and several other events. Registration/Information: Go to or call Cherie Bronsky at 705-4021.


    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.

    OBABY 5K RUN AND FUN WALK: What: Run/walk over the new McTeer Bridge connecting Port Royal to Lady's Island; Where: McTeer Bridge, Port Royal; When: 10 a.m., Oct. 29 (registration 9 a.m.); Cost: $20 for 5K, $15 for fun walk; Notes: The first 100 paid registrants will receive a T-shirt. Proceeds go towards Exchange Club of Beaufort youth projects, such as the prevention of child abuse. Awards ceremony will take place at the top of the bridge. Parking is available at the Daugs Law Firm. Information: Call Angel or Brian Flewelling at 525-0102.

    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


    DATAW ISLAND CUP: Where: Dataw Island Yacht Club; When: Oct. 29; Cost: $25 per boat ($30 after Oct. 19); Notes: Welcoming party and skippers meeting at the marina's gazebo at 6 p.m., Oct. 28. The 22-mile race starts on the Coosaw River near the Brickyards, proceeds down the Coosaw River to St. Helena Sound, then heads up the Morgan River to finish at the Dataw Island Marina. Regatta is open to displacement, mono hull sailboats that are at least 18 feet LOA. Awards dinner after race ($25 per person). Registration: Go to; Information: Contact Roy Crocker at 838-2453 or


    HILTON HEAD SOCCER ACADEMY FUNDRAISER: What: Juggle-a-thon to benefit travel soccer club; Where: Island Recreation Center, Hilton Head Island; When: Oct. 28; Notes: Players will juggle soccer balls for donations, hoping to raise $5,000 to help players needing financial assistance to play on the travel team. Information: Go to


    BEAUFORT BOMBERS FASTPITCH TRAVEL TEAM: What: Players sought for 12-and-under and 14-and-under teams; Who: Beaufort County girls ages 11-14; Notes: Fastpitch players are needed for the 2011 fall season and 2012 season. Information: Call coach Scott Mullen at 227-1173 or email, or call coach Phil Waters at 812-4299 or email


    NUTTY BUDDY TENNIS CLASSIC: What: 17th annual tournament; Where: Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center; When: Nov. 4-6; Cost: $45 for one event/$55 two events; Registration deadline: 5 p.m., Oct. 30 (Late fee $10); Format: Men's/Women's Doubles and Mixed Doubles 2.5 through Open; Notes: Continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday. T-shirt for players. Beer and soda in the afternoons. Player party at Wild Wing Cafe on Hilton Head Island. Registration: Go to; Information: Call the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center at 785-1152.

    JUNIOR TEAM TENNIS REGISTRATION: What: PTI/USTA fall and winter team competition; Who: Tennis players of any ability from 12-and-under to 18; When: Registration is open from Oct. 15 to Nov. 15; Notes: Children are put into age groups to compete as singles, doubles or mixed doubles. Typically, there is a mid-week practice and a weekend match. Information: Call Robert Brown at 290-2833 or go to

    FREE STAN SMITH TENNIS EXHIBITION: Where: Sea Pines Racquet Club; When: 2:30 p.m., Nov. 25; Notes: U.S. tennis legend Stan Smith will headline the exhibition. The event is free and open to the public, but attendees are asked to bring canned goods to benefit Hilton Head Island's Deep Well Project. Information: Call the Sea Pines Racquet Club at 363-4495 or email

    STAN SMITH THANKSGIVING ACADEMY: What: Three-day academy instructed by U.S. tennis legend Stan Smith; Where: Sea Pines Racquet Club, Hilton Head Island; When: Nov. 24-26; Cost: $369 per adult (lodging not included); Notes: The academy will feature 12 hours of on-court instruction conducted by Smith. Information: Call the Sea Pines Racquet Club at 363-4495 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