Harbour Town Golf Links is short by PGA Tour standards, but two of professional golf's longest hitters are the latest players who have committed to play in this year's 40th annual Verizon Heritage.
J.B. Holmes, a third-year pro from Kentucky, who is No. 2 this year in driving distance, and John Daly, No. 12 on the driving distance rankings, have each committed to play in the tournament, which will be held April 14-20. Holmes is averaging 310.2 yards on his measured drives this year while Daly's average is 296.8 yards. Holmes has made the cut in both of his Heritage starts. Daly has played in the Heritage six times, missed two cuts and finished 36th last year, same as Holmes.
Also committing was Brandt Snedeker, last year's PGA Tour rookie of the year. Snedeker, who won in Greensboro last year, finished fourth at the 2005 Heritage and tied for 16th last year.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.verizonheritage.com or by calling (843) 671-2448.
LPGA volunteers sought
Volunteers for a variety of tasks are being sought for the LPGA's Ginn Tribute Hosted by Annika, which will be played May 26-June 1 at RiverTowne Country Club.
Volunteers are asked to work a minimum of three 4-6 hour shifts, and those who do will qualify for a round of golf at RiverTowne. There is a charge of $55, which includes two tournament golf shirts, a tournament hat or visor, a volunteer badge good for all week and one tournament guest grounds ticket, good for all week.
Sun Devil Classic moved
Because of a scheduling conflict, the Sun Devil Classic benefiting Charleston Collegiate School, scheduled May 5, will be played at Kiawah Island Club's River Course. The format for the event is a "shamble." Contact Olivia French at (843) 559-5506 ext. 223.
Troy Phillips of Charleston shot an 84 and won the championship flight in the Charleston EGolf Amateur event played at Kiawah Island Resort's Turtle Point Golf Club. John Shores of Summerville beat Bob Potter of North Charleston in a playoff for the A flight title with an 82; Travis Hoffman of Summerville won B flight with an 86; Jason Brisini of Mount Pleasant won C flight with a 94; and Deal Teal of Summerville won D flight with a 94.
--The Fleet Reserve Association Branch 269 tournament will be held Saturday at Redbank Golf Course. Contact Roger Lebel or Tom Chilton at (843) 218-5764.
--The Marc Hammond Memorial tournament will be played Saturday at Oak Point-Kiawah Island Resort. Contact Tony LaBoone or Karen Bair at (843) 559-9933.
--The Colleton Amateur will be played Saturday and Sunday at the Plantation Course at Edisto. Call (843) 869-1111.
--Open qualifying for the 60th Azalea Invitational amateur tournament will be held March 10 at the Country Club of Charleston. The entry fee is $100. Applications are available online at www.azaleainvitational.net or by calling the pro shop at (843) 795-2312.
--The Kevin Higgins Citadel Football tournament will be played March 14 at Miler Country Club. Contact Conrad Tuza at (843) 452-9801.
--The Golf League of Charleston will hold its Spring League Kick-off Tournament at 5 p.m. March 14 at Charleston National. The cost is $35 per player in the two-person team, Ryder Cup-style format. The entry deadline is Friday. Contact Tom Koenig at (843) 425-3779 or go to www.thegolfleague.us.
--A golf club Demo Day will be held March 15 at Wescott Plantation. Call (843) 871-2135 ext. 103.
--A short-game clinic will be held every third Saturday, beginning March 15, at Charleston National. Contact Scott Rosenthal at (843) 425-0781.
--A new session of the "Never-Ending Ladies Golf Clinic" begins March 18 at Charleston National. Contact Mary Ann Snyder at (843) 324-1760.
--The St. Andrew's Parks and Playground Scholarship Fund tournament will be played March 20 at Shadowmoss Plantation. Contact Mark Spinn at (843) 763-3850, ext. 111.
--The Trip Page Classic, which benefits The Citadel Foundation Roscoe Ashley "Trip" Page III scholarship fund, will be played March 22 at Wescott Plantation. The entry fee is $125. Contact Michael Mosley at (843) 442-0959 or Christi Page at (843) 469-2835 or email@example.com.
--A men's clinic begins March 26 at Charleston National. Contact Scott Rosenthal at (843) 425-0781.
--A kids spring golf camp will be held March 24-25 at Charleston National. Contact Ann at (843) 884-2528 or Scott Rosenthal at (843) 425-0781.
--The Respite Care Ministries tournament will be played March 31 at Seabrook Island Club. Contact Laura Stefanelli at (843) 723-1611 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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