HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — The RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing will host an additional Pro-Am on Wednesday, April 12, 2017, at Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III at The Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island. Atlantic Dunes is a complete reconstruction and recreation of the resort’s historic Ocean Course, the first golf course built on Hilton Head Island.
“The 49th annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing is expected to be another excellent event on our Island,” said Steve Wilmot, tournament director of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing. “This Pro-Am is just one example of bringing our tournament to the next level as we quickly approach our 50th year. Our primary Pro-Ams are sold out, but we still had a high demand from fans to play, so we created this new opportunity.”
Pro-Am tournaments offer a unique experience to play with PGA TOUR professionals during tournament week. Details for this event include:
- 10 a.m. shotgun start
- 20 teams, featuring four amateurs and one PGA TOUR professional competing in the RBC Heritage
- Shamble format
- Caddies will be provided or players are permitted to bring their own guest caddie
As a five-time winner of the RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing, Davis Love III modernized Hilton Head’s inaugural course. Course designer Love Golf Design, which includes Davis and his brother, Mark, as well as lead architect Scot Sherman, rebuilt holes to accommodate modern shot values and frame scenic corridors.
Each participant in this year’s Pro-Am will receive one playing spot and will be paired with three other amateurs and one PGA TOUR professional. In addition, they will receive two Pro-Am credentials, two clubhouse badges good for week-long entry to the tournament, breakfast for two before play, an awards ceremony with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres immediately following play, and entry into the tournament all week. Golfers will take home one gift package, which includes an exclusive shopping spree and a listing in the Spectator Guide.
For more information or to register, visit rbcheritage.com, or call Derek Paton, vice president of sales and marketing for the Heritage Classic Foundation, at 843-671-2413 and Mike Ivester, director of corporate sales for HCF, at 864-630-9276.