Spieth Brings Extra Luster to Harbour Town
The PGA Tour has had a presence on bucolic Hilton Head Island for more than 45 years. The inaugural championship received a huge boost when Arnold Palmer, then at the height of his popularity, won the title at what was then known as the Heritage Classic in 1969. The tournament morphed into the Sea Pines Heritage Classic a few years later. Then it was the MCI Heritage Classic, then the MCI Classic, then the Worldcom Classic, The Heritage, the Verizon Heritage and now the RBC Heritage.
Misfits - Golfers You'd Prefer Not to Play With
Just like most of you, I love to play golf. Unlike some, I've played and continue to play regularly with an incredibly wide range of golfers - different ages, backgrounds, abilities, geographies, attitudes, incomes, philosophies and habits. Sure, I have my regular cronies, normal foursomes and favorite golf buddies. But as a travel writer and avowed Vagabond Golfer, often is the occasion where I'm thrust into a brand-new situation with folks who introduce themselves on the first tee.
Most of these experiences are rewarding. Others are less so. But the sum total of the people I've encountered over the years made me realize that there are definite "types" out there trolling the fairways, often the rough, occasionally the woods, of our 16,000 some-odd courses.
So with the help of illustrator nonpareil Jeff Wong, herewith is a "Golfer's Guide" to your local links. It doesn't matter if your home track is like Augusta, Disgusta, or somewhere in the vast middle. Because the folks you're about to meet are universal in type. This handy guide will help you identify in moments some of the regular denizens of virtually any course in the nation.